FORT CAVAZOS INSTALLATION RECEPTION CENTER
All incoming Soldiers follow the link above for detailed reporting procedures.
Soldier and Family Newcomer Orientation
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 remarks from the commanding general, remarks from the garrison commander and two breakout sessions. These sessions are the agency briefing for Soldiers and the Spousal Connection for those family members who attend.
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.
ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) ⚠
Army Community Service is an empowered team that provides comprehensive, coordinated, and responsive advocacy and prevention, information and referral, outreach, financial, employment, Soldier and family readiness, exceptional family member and relocation assistance services that support the readiness and well-being of Soldiers and their families, civilian employees and retirees.
ARMY FISHER HOUSE ⚠
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 HOUSING OFFICE
Housing information for Soldiers, families and civilians of Fort Cavazos.
ARMY MILITARY PAY OFFICE
Provide timely and accurate military pay, travel pay and disbursing support to Fort Cavazos personnel and their families.
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.
BENEFITS OF BEING A SOLDIER ⚠
BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) ⚠
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.
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.
CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES ⚠
Child and Youth Services provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Within CYS you will find something to meet your children’s needs, including:
- Full, part time or hourly child care
- Before/after school care
- Programs for your middle school and teen youth
- Instructional classes
- Workforce preparation opportunities
Sports and fitness activities
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.
ID CARDS - DEERS
Issue / replace the Common Access Card and Uniformed Services ID Card for authorized customers. Enroll / update authorized customers information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.
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.
Army education centers offer a wide variety of programs (certificates, Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees) through U.S. vocational-technical schools, colleges and universities. Professional education counselors assist Soldiers in developing and completing education goals and educational plans in a cost-effective, timely manner..
Fort Cavazos hosts a campus for Central Texas College, allowing Soldiers to attend classes without leaving post. Additionally, the surrounding area is home to Texas A&M - Central Texas, Baylor University, the University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Southwestern University, Temple College and many more, offering educational opportunities Soldiers won't want to miss.
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service remains a team of dedicated people committed to increasing the value of the Exchange benefit while continuing to give back to the military community. We have proudly served America’s armed forces since 1895. Our focus has been on delivering quality goods and services at competitively low prices with superior service.
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.
FINANCIAL READINESS ⚠
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
FORT CAVAZOS' GREAT BIG PODCAST
Reaching far and wide, Fort Cavazos' Great Big Podcast seeks to inform and entertain. It peels back the layer that separate the U.S. Army from our civilian family, and sheds a light on what Fort Cavazos has to offer to it's Soldiers and civilians.
FORT CAVAZOS POLICIES
You can find all the Fort Cavazos policy letters and regulations here.
FORT CAVAZOS FAMILY AND MWR ⚠
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, 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!
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.
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.
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.
ON POST LODGING ⚠
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.
Recycling is the process removing items, like cans, newspapers and plastic bottles out of the trash stream and processing them for reuse as new products. Collecting and reusing these items reduces impacts on the environment, and helps sustain Army readiness.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES ORGANIZATION
The Religious Services Organization ensures that a professionally trained and ready Chaplaincy provides religious, spiritual, moral and ethical advice and services to the Combined Arms Center, Garrison, tenant organizations and members of the military community.
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.
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.
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT / ASSAULT RESPONSE AND PREVENTION (SHARP) RESOURCE CENTER
The SHARP Resource Center provides awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and follow up for sexual harassment and assault issues.
SOLDIER AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER ⚠
Soldier and Family Assistance Center
Training and resources focusing on suicide prevention.
TOTAL ARMY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
The Total Army Sponsorship Program mission is to help Soldiers and their families better integrate into the U.S. Army, and to assist them when they transition to different units. Sponsorship applies to all active component Soldiers in ranks E-1 through O-6. TASP ensures incoming Soldiers are assigned sponsors prior to reporting to their next duty station. Obtaining a sponsor reduces the stress of reporting to a new unit, enhances resiliency and improves readiness among Soldiers and family members.
TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
We provide transition and employment assistance to Soldiers and their adult family members who are transitioning from active duty.
USO TEXAS ⚠
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. For over 77 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.
Fort Cavazos regulation requires Soldiers to register all firearms brought on to the installation with their commanding officer. This includes Soldiers living off post, but who plan on bringing their firearms on post.