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.
The Education Services office creates a customer focused learning environment that integrates current education, training and transition programs to provide broad learning opportunities, facilitate access to services and enhance the visibility of all installation student programs.
The Fort Hood Army Fisher House provides temporary lodging for families of active duty, military retirees and Veterans undergoing treatment at medical facilities in the area.
Housing information for Soldiers, families and civilians of Fort Hood.
Provide timely and accurate Military Pay, Travel Pay, and Disbursing Support to Department of Defense personnel and their families.
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 (BOSS) 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.
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 and Youth Services (CYS) 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 Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is made up of a team of human resources professionals dedicated to supporting and empowering service members, civilian employees , families and veterans worldwide in an era of persistent conflict. The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center recruits, retains and sustains a high quality volunteer force through innovative and effective enterprise solutions and ensures human resources readiness of the Total Army across the full spectrum of operations.
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.
Digital Garrison is a one-stop information source for Army communities.
The Installation Dining Facility (DFAC) 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.
Fort Hood's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 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.”
We ensure Fort Hood complies with local, state, and federal environmental laws.
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides comprehensive support to family members with special needs. EFMP takes an all-inclusive approach to coordinate military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing, and personnel services to help Soldiers and their Families with special needs.
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.
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) 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.
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 Hood offers a variety of places to eat and things to do. Club Hood 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 Hood 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 Hood 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!
Reaching far and wide, Fort Hood's 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 Hood has to offer to it's Soldiers and civilians.
Fort Hood policy letters and regulations.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 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.
Information on how to get onto Fort Hood, Texas; includes the Visitor Control Center (VCC), proper identification needed and operating hours of the gates.
All incoming Soldiers follow the link above for detailed reporting procedures.
Issue / replace the Common Access Card (CAC) and Uniformed Services ID Card for authorized customers. Enroll / update authorized customers information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
The III Corps Inspector General (IG) 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.
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 (SRP) and Central In/Out-processing, casualty affairs, separations, ID Card and DEERS services, retirement services, and the full spectrum of military personnel office services.
Educating the Fort Hood Community, Families, Soldiers, 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 Hood, we've got you covered. Fort Hood 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 Hood is always in demand.
Whether you're headed to Fort Hood or the time has come for your next duty station, find all the contact information you need for a smooth move here.
The Public Affairs Office supports the garrison by communicating on behalf of the installation and its leadership - providing clear, accurate, timely information to internal & external audiences. We employ a variety of communication strategies- including internal news and information products, media engagement, and public outreach.
Assist Soldiers and their Families who have been notified of an upcoming Permanent Change of Station (PCS), or also called Reassignment.
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.
The Religious Services Organization (RSO) 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.
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 (CSB), Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) 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.
The SHARP Resource Center provides awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and follow up for sexual harassment and assault issues.
Fort Hood 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 Hood 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!
Training and resources focusing on suicide prevention.
We provide transition and employment assistance to Soldiers and their adult family members who are transitioning from active duty.
The Transportation Office manages / provides the following services: Personal Property Processing Office, Official Travel (Port-Call) and service member passport and visa requests, Government (GSA) vehicles and Freight movement.
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.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ⚠
We are home to the center of volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition, and advocacy efforts for Fort Hood.
Fort Hood 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.