HISTORIC FORT HOOD
Fort Hood was established in 1942 due to the need for land to train troops for mounted warfare brought on by World War II.
Fort Hood rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas between Killeen and Copperas Cove, surrounded by the bustling cities of Austin, Waco, Dallas, and San Antonio. This region offers residents a diverse array of activities. Explore the nearby lakes, cultural and historic sites, or try your hand at indoor and outdoor recreation activities both on post and in the surrounding communities.
Fort Hood covers a total of 340-square miles and supports multiple units, a corps headquarters, and a robust mobilization mission.
Things to Do at Fort Hood
Fort Hood offers a variety of activities, from spinning classes to strongest competitions, from the atv park to mountain biking trails, and so much more.
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
There is much to see and do on the fort. View our Visitor Information page!
CARL R. DARNALL ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center opened in 2016, offering the Fort Hood community state of the art facilities.
Destination of Opportunities
Need help figuring out what is in your backyard for as long as you call Fort Hood home? Check out our Things to Do page!
THE GREAT PLACE
Fort Hood is the Army's premier installation to train and deploy heavy forces. A 214,968-acre installation, Fort Hood is the only post in the United States capable of stationing and training two armored divisions.
The rolling, semi-arid terrain is ideal for multifaceted training and testing of military units and troops.
Additionally the Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Belton, Gatesville, Temple and Lampasas communities that surround us are a model of support for Army Families. One look is all it takes to discover how we earned our famous nickname, "The Great Place."