Learn all about the installation and it's history. 

Army Community Service ⚠

Located on the second floor of the Shoemaker Building, Building 36000, Army Community Service offers several programs that support Soldier and family readiness as well as prevention, financial, relocation and spouse employment assistance. 


Education Services are located in the Soldier Development Center, Building 33009, behind 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters.  We are here to assist you in achieving your educational goals.  Visit us to learn more about available programs, tuition assistance and much more.  


The Fort Cavazos Army Fisher House provides temporary lodging for families of active duty, military retirees and veterans undergoing treatment at medical facilities in the area.

Army Military Pay Office

We know that getting reimbursed for your PCS costs is one of your top priorities. We’re here to help. Click on the AMPO website to find information on filing your PCS Smart Voucher and other important information that will provide peace of mind during your transition. Please contact your unit S-1 or command for routine pay inquiries.

Army Substance Abuse Program

ASAP supports the command and community in maintaining unit and personnel readiness and quality of life by providing substance abuse deterrence efforts, community education / prevention programs, identification and referrals for rehabilitation services while shaping the capability to meet future requirements.


Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers is a dynamic Department of the Army program that single Soldiers can participate in to enhance their quality of life, contribute to their community through community service activities and assist in the planning and execution of their own recreation and leisure events. 

The BOSS program focuses on the Department of the Army active duty single Soldier, but BOSS activities are open to all MWR patrons to include the National Guard, Army Reserve, other branches of service, Department of Defense civilians, foreign service members and geographical bachelors. 


The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center opened in 2016, offering the Fort Cavazos community state of the art facilities. Recognized by Military Health System, as a leader in delivering virtual care, CRDAMC has positioned itself as an innovative health care delivery platform using multiple technology applications to expand virtual health care for beneficiaries. Seven clinics are located on installation and four clinics are located in the local communities of Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, and Killeen. CRDAMC also provides specialty, emergency and inpatient health services to active duty service members, family members and retirees.

Casualty Assistance Center ⚠

Provide timely and accurate professional service for the next-of-kin of critically injured, ill or deceased active duty Army Soldiers, retirees and veterans within our geographical area of responsibility.


The Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Belton, Gatesville, Temple and Lampasas communities that surround us are a model of support for Army families. To find out more information about each community, please visit their Chamber of Commerce websites using the links below ⚠:

Killeen Chamber of Commerce; Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce; Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce; Belton Chamber of Commerce; Florence Chamber of Commerce; Salado Chamber of Commerce; Gatesville Chamber of Commerce; Temple Chamber of Commerce; Lampasas Chamber of Commerce; Jarrell Chamber of Commerce


Located on the first floor of the Shoemaker Center, Building 36000, Child and Youth Services provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. We offer various forms of child care as well as before and after school care. For our middle school and teens, there are programs, instructional classes, camps and sports programs. 

Civilian Personnel Advisory Center

The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is located at Bldg. 4820 Washington St. in Kouma Village. Our team of human resources professionals are dedicated to supporting transitioning service members, civilian employees, military spouses and veterans with federal employment opportunities. 

Commissary ⚠

The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items that are variably priced plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to commercial prices when shopping regularly at a commissary. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America's military and their families and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.


Fort Cavazos has a variety of computers, printers and scanners available for use, both free and fee-based. Download the PDF to learn what is available. 

Digital Garrison App 

Digital Garrison is a one-stop information source for Army communities.

Dining Facility ⚠

The Installation Dining Facility offers a rotating menu of several choices of an entrée, salad, soup of the day, starch of the day and vegetable. Those dining in also have the option of a salad bar, pizza, dessert and fresh fruit.


If you have an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergencies, call (254) 287-4001. Our award-winning emergency services department is ready to assist you. 

Employee Assistance Program

Fort Cavazos' Employee Assistance Program is one of the components of the Army Substance Abuse Program. However, the EAP assists employees, family members and family members of active duty military to resolve all types of “problems in living.”

Environmental Management

We ensure Fort Cavazos complies with local, state and federal environmental laws.

Exceptional Family Member Program ⚠

Serviced out of Army Community Service on the second floor of the Shoemaker Building, Building 36000, the EFMP team is available to help connect family members with special needs to services and programs available across the garrison.


The Fort Cavazos Exchange team welcomes you and extends our thanks and appreciation for your continued support and patronage. We have 18 retail facilities, over 100 concessionaires and 32 restaurants across the installation to service you.  Please visit our website for locations and times.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Equal Employment Opportunity program formulates, directs, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential to ensure fair treatment for military personnel, family members, and civilians without regard to race, color, gender, religion or national origin, and provide an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.

Find your unit 

Fort Cavazos supports multiple units, a corps headquarters and a robust mobilization mission. Fort Cavazos also meets the training and support requirements for many smaller units and organizations, thus maintaining a vital defense force for the United States of America.

The Financial Readiness Program is your resource for information on money matters. We can help you better understand financial topics like: 

  • Military pay
  • Checkbook/debit card management
  • Financial responsibility
  • Credit reporting
  • Debt elimination strategies
  • Saving
  • Investing
  • Budgeting


Fort Cavazos offers a variety of places to eat and things to do.  The Lone Star Conference Center and the Samuel Adams Brewhouse are great for dining and entertainment, and if you want a taste of outside the gate without actually going there, we have a full-service Chili's restaurant on post, as well as Burger King, Popeye's Chicken, Domino's Pizza, and more. 

If action is what you crave, enjoy one of Fort Cavazos Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's adventure programs.  Go fishing on or biking around Belton Lake.  Play nine holes at the Courses of Clear Creek.  And if it's off-post action you're after, the Killeen, Harker Heights, Belton, Temple and Copperas Cove communities that surround Fort Cavazos always have something to offer.  On the weekend, take a trip to Austin and explore the live music capital of America.  There's always something to do in Central Texas!


All incoming Soldiers follow the link above for detailed reporting procedures.


The III Armored Corps commanding general sets expectations by publishing policy letters on a variety of issues.  Click on the link to check out policies on privately-owned firearms, off-limit establishments and more. 

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.

Gate Information

Non-DoD persons with a valid reason for entering the installation can conveniently obtain an installation pass by stopping at the Marvin Leath Visitors Welcome Center.  The center also offers great services like vehicle registration and driver’s license renewal.


We are committed to making your move as pleasant as possible by helping you obtain and maintain adequate housing. We can assist you with local leasing practices, rental application fees, utility waivers, pet restrictions and more. Click on our link to download our Housing Services Office Welcome Packet! 

ID Cards / DEERS

The ID Card Office is located at Building 130, on the corner of Legends Way and TJ Mills.  We are here to assist you with US ID Cards and DEERS enrollment.  Soldier CACs are issued by the Brigade S1.  Click on our link for detailed information and to schedule an appointment.

Inspector General

The III Armored Corps Inspector General serves as an extension of the commanding general by providing him with an independent and impartial assessment of the readiness, morale, welfare and discipline of the command and report on other matters that impact upon the economy and/or efficiency of the command.


Fort Cavazos is known as the Great Place, which means that it deserves a Great Big Podcast. This podcast is a deep dive into Fort Cavazos; the services available, what daily life here is like and what is happening with units across the installation. Take a listen to learn more about Fort Cavazos and what it can offer you. 


Do you need help with heating, air conditioning, carpentry, electrical and plumbing repairs? The Operations and Maintenance Division services Fort Cavazos facilities and buildings (except family housing) and can assist you. Call (254) 287-2113 to submit a work order or click on the link above to learn more about our services.  For family housing maintenance issues, call (254) 532-3133.


Fort Cavazos has a variety of meeting spaces available for use, both free and fee-based. Download the PDF to learn what is available. 

Military Personnel Services Division

The Military Personnel Services Division is involved in all of the activities of sustaining the human dimension needs of Soldiers, retirees, veterans and their families. Some of these activities include Soldier Readiness Processing and Central In/Out-processing, casualty affairs, separations, ID Card and DEERS services, retirement services and the full spectrum of military personnel office services.

Newcomers Information and orientation

Learn about Fort Cavazos and all the services we offer here, including about the weekly installation orientation that is available to newly arrived Soldiers and their family members. This  free event takes place every Thursday; the doors open at 8:45 a.m., with the event beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lone Star Conference Center. Those who attend will hear from the commanding general, the Garrison commander and agency representatives. Free childcare is available on-site, and a free boxed lunch is provided to those who attend.


Educating the Fort Cavazos community, families, Soldiers and civilians on protecting sensitive information. You can also submit OPSEC violations here. 


If you're looking to stay on post while visiting or transitioning to or from Fort Cavazos, we've got you covered.  Fort Cavazos offers modern, comfortable lodging that put you near all of the on post action.  Walking distance from well-known eateries and even the post office, one stay and you'll find why on post lodging at Fort Cavazos is always in demand.

Permanent Change of Station

Whether you're headed to Fort Cavazos or the time has come for your next duty station, find all the contact information you need for a smooth move here.


We can help you with your personal property shipments, claims and personally procured move settlements. We offer walk-in times and weekly briefs.

Public Affairs Office

The Public Affairs Office supports the garrison by communicating on behalf of the installation and its leadership - providing clear, accurate, timely information to internal and external audiences. We employ a variety of communication strategies- including internal news and information products, media engagement and public outreach.

Reassignments - Levy Brief

Assist Soldiers and their families who have been notified of an upcoming Permanent Change of Station, or also called reassignment.


Our program makes it easy for you to recycle whether you're in on-post housing or at the motor pool. Recycling reduces impacts on the environment and helps sustain Army readiness. 



The Religious Support Office serves Soldiers and families at 13 chapels located across post that meet your spiritual needs. Whatever your religious background, you can grow and flourish during your assignment here in the heart of America. The RSO also offers local food resources and can hold special events. 

Retirement Services Office

The Retirement Services Program is designed to assist Soldiers and their Families in their transition to retirement and to keep them updated on their benefits and entitlements after retirement. This includes active duty, retirees, spouses, dependents, widows, widowers, former spouses, and veterans. A primary element of retirement services is proper and timely counseling on the career status bonus, Survivor Benefit Plan and Reserve Component SBP.

Safety Office

Instill policies and procedures for a comprehensive Garrison Safety Program. Provide technical advice to the Garrison commander and staff on integration of safety and risk management into all missions and functions within the command.


Fort Cavazos offers many school options for military children. The ON-POST SCHOOL LOCATOR ⚠ identifies which school your child(ren) will attend. 

Finding a new school and registering your child can be confusing. The Fort Cavazos School Liaison Officers are here to guide you through the process and help you find the best fit for you and your family.  They can also help you with everything you need to register assist with transitioning schools, and answer education related questions.


Located on the first floor of the Shoemaker Center, Building 36000, School Liaison Officers help transitioning Soldiers and families integrate with the area schools.  The SLO's knowledge and relationships with community educators are a great resource to enhance student achievement. Please visit them in Parent Central Services to learn more about education related policies, local public school districts, private schools and home school.

Sexual Harrassment / Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Resource Center

If you have been the victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault, you have a voice, you have rights and we’re here to help. You’ll find an advocate ready to assist you 24/7. Click on our link for more information on assistance with reporting, support and prevention. 


Located on 62nd Street near the hospital, the Soldier and Family Assistance Center is a one-stop location built to equip and aid wounded, ill and injured Soldiers who are assigned or attached to Warrior Transition Units. SFAC services help these Soldiers make life-changing decisions as they transition back to duty or on to civilian life. 


Located on the second floor of the Shoemaker Building, Building 36000, the Employment Readiness Program offers resources to help with your career plan and job search. Whether you’re a military spouse or family member who just moved to a new installation, retiree, DoD civilian looking for new opportunities or active duty military, active Reserve, National Guard member or Wounded Warrior, we’re here to help.

Suicide Prevention

Training and resources focusing on suicide prevention.

Things to do 

There are a variety of activities available on Fort Cavazos and in the surrounding area. There are the natural wonders of the Hill Country and nearby lakes, indoor and outdoor recreation activities, hunting, fishing, boating, sports, cultural and historic activities available. In addition to all that, you can also get involved in organizations like the Fort Cavazos Spouses Club, the Fort Cavazos Thrift Shop, the Fort Cavazos Scholarship Fund or Operation Deploy Your Dress. No matter what your interests, there is something available nearby!

Transition Assistance Program

We provide transition and employment assistance to Soldiers and their adult family members who are transitioning from active duty.

Transportation Office

The Transportation Office manages / provides the following services: Personal Property Processing Office, Official Travel (Port-Call) and service member passport and visa requests, Government vehicles and freight movement.


Click on the link to find information, locations, email addresses and staff duty phone numbers of installation units and more on the units stationed here at Fort Cavazos or are a part of the III Armored Corps.


The USO is a great place to relax and unwind.  We’ve got a multimedia and gaming center, music room, and snack bar. Click on our link to see a list of our upcoming special events. 


We are home to the center of volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition and advocacy efforts for Fort Cavazos. Volunteers are recruited for a wide variety of positions throughout the on and off-post communities. Individuals wishing to benefit from volunteer service may register their resumes and more. Organizations wishing to benefit from volunteer service may register their volunteer job descriptions with the Volunteer Center, whose staff will work to fill the positions with the right volunteers. 



We have nine Warrior Restaurants located across post to serve you. Click on the link to visit the Facebook Page for up-to-date information on your neighborhood dining restaurants.


Soldiers are required to register their firearm if they are to transport or possess a privately owned weapon on the installation for any reason. Click on the link to receive information on both manual and automated registration options and key facts about firearms on the installation.