Welcome to Fort Cavazos
Like the state of Texas, Fort Cavazos is big and boasts of being the largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Forces. Fort Cavazos is nicknamed the Great Place because of the quality of life the post and area offer Soldiers and their families. These qualities are important, especially with home-basing initiatives, frequent deployments and family stability and support.
Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos can expect to have one of the highest quality of life standards in the Army. New housing, quality medical care, thriving communities, recreation and schools combine to ensure that Fort Cavazos is the Great Place.
There is a weekly installation orientation for newly arrived Soldiers and family members that will cover all of what is available to those stationed here. 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. In addition, Soldiers and family members who attend will receive a free boxed lunch and have access to free childcare on-site.
Fort Cavazos covers a total of 340-square miles and 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.
This installation rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas between Killeen and Copperas Cove and is approximately 60 miles north of the capital city of Austin, 50 miles south of Waco, 160 miles south of Dallas and 150 miles north of San Antonio.
For everyone who enjoys the outdoors, the Great Place is the ideal location, because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year-round outdoor recreation activities.
Fort Cavazos also captures the attention of the entertainment industry and is the frequent host of celebrities and entertainers.
The Fort Cavazos experience is only limited by the individual. So, make the most of your time here!
weekly Installation Orientation for Soldiers and Family Members new to fort CAVAZOS
Fort Cavazos is a community made up of those who serve and have served. Soldiers, families, retirees and civilians all play a role in providing services, programs and facilities that enhance readiness. Fort Cavazos is a Great Place to live, learn and grow as individuals and as part of a great team.
Learn about key community programs and services available to you!
This free event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Lone Star Conference Center, Building 5764, located at 24th Street and Wainwright Drive (just off Tank Destroyer Blvd adjacent to Frank Mayborn Gate/ACP 2).
This event includes the III Armored Corps Commanding General remarks, the Garrison Commander remarks and agency booths. Soldiers and family members who attend will receive a free boxed lunch and have access to free childcare on-site.
Service members may obtain more information by calling the Processing Control Station at 254-368-1768 or visiting Building 16008 on 42nd Street.
Child care is offered onsite from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are appreciated a week in advance, in the event we need adjust staffing and snack, but not necessary. We will accept children as walk-ins. Please contact 254-287-7273 for more information.
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.
CARL R. DARNALL ARMY MEDICAL CENTER ⚠
The mission of the Fort Cavazos Central Issue Facility is to operate issue/turn-in points for Organizational Clothing and Equipment in support of all tenant units within the Cavazos military community.
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
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
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.
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.
Digital Garrison is a one-stop information source for Army communities.
We have eight dining facilities (five on main cantonment, one on West Fort Cavazos and two on North Fort Cavazos), two food trucks and one kiosk located at Black Jack Dining Facility to serve you. Click on the link for up-to-date information on your neighborhood dining facility, including hours and locations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WATCH A VIDEO DISCUSSING HOUSING: https://youtu.be/qNP-u9u0i98)
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPOUSAL EMPLOYMENT ⚠
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.
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!
USO Texas ⚠
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.
Volunteer Program ⚠
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.
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.