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 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.

SOLDIER SERVICES

ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) ⚠

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. 
WATCH A VIDEO DISCUSSING EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER SERVICES: Employment and Volunteer Services (youtube.com)
 

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 MILITARY PAY OFFICE IN-PROCESSING

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.

BENEFITS OF BEING A SOLDIER ⚠

The MyArmyBenefits website is the Army's official one-stop resource for all benefit information and is comprised of two distinct areas.  First, the MAB website contains current and easy-to-use benefits information which is accessible by Soldiers, family members, retired Soldiers and the general public to obtain personalized survivor, disability, and retirement benefits reports using a Common Access Card, or DS Logon credentials. Second, it houses a comprehensive Benefit Library consisting of federal and state benefits, and this library is open to the public.

 

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. 
 

CARL R. DARNALL ARMY MEDICAL CENTER ⚠​​​​​​ ​

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.
WATCH A VIDEO DISCUSSING THE MEDICAL CENTER: Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (youtube.com)
 

CASUALTY ASSISTANCE CENTER

Provide timely and accurate professional service for the next-of-kin of critically injured

CAVAZOS CONNECTOR

Fort Cavazos is experiencing a transportation revolution with the launch of the Cavazos Connector, a comprehensive transit system designed to enhance the quality of life for Soldiers, civilians and their families. This fare-free service, currently rolling out in phases with the full launch set for March 2, promises to reshape the daily experiences of the Fort Cavazos community.

CENTRAL ISSUE FACILITY (CIF) 

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.

CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES 

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. 
WATCH A VIDEO DISCUSSING THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS: Child Development Center (youtube.com)
 

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.

CONSOLIDATED CLIENT SERVICES OFFICE 

The III Armored Corps and Fort Cavazos Consolidated Client Services Office offer advice and assistance on legal matters, which include but are not limited to, military administrative actions (Investigations/GOMoR/FLIPL Rebuttals), domestic relations, nonsupport, landlord/tenant disputes, consumer protection and immigration. They also provide assistance in preparing and notarizing documents like powers of attorney and wills. It is advisable to schedule an appointment for reviewing all leases, agreements, contracts, etc., with Client Services before signing them.
WATCH A VIDEO DISCUSSING LEGAL SERVICES OFFICE: CONSOLIDATED CLIENT LEGAL SERVICES OFFICE (youtube.com)
 

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.

DIGITAL GARRISON APP 

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

DINING FACILITIES

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. 

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

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.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

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. 

EXCHANGE ⚠

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
  • Saving
  • Investing
  • Budgeting
WATCH A VIDEO DISCUSSING FINANCIAL READINESS SERVICES: Financial Readiness (youtube.com)
 

FORT CAVAZOS' GREAT BIG PODCAST

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. 

FORT CAVAZOS POLICIES

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. 

FORT CAVAZOS FAMILY AND MWR 

Fort Cavazos offers a variety of places to eat and things to do.  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, 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.

HOUSING OFFICE

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! 
 

HOUSE WATCH PROGRAM

The Fort Cavazos House Watch program is a DES initiative aimed at giving Soldiers and family members peace of mind while they are away from their quarters for an extended period of time.  When you place your quarter on the house watch list, that address becomes a security check for patrols assigned to that sector.  A patrol will inspect the exterior of the quarters and identify if any windows or doors are damaged or if anyone has attempted to make entry into the home.  They will also inspect outside storage facilities to ensure they are secure. To sign up for the program, download the participation form. ​​​

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.

MAINTENANCE WORK ORDERS

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.

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 ⚠

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.

RECYCLING

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. 
WATCH A VIDEO DISCUSSING RECYCLING: Fort Cavazos Recycle (youtube.com)
 

RELIGIOUS SERVICES ORGANIZATION

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.

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT / ASSAULT RESPONSE AND PREVENTION (SHARP)

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. 

SOLDIER AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER 

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. 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

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 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. 

WEAPONS REGISTRATION

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.