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Welcome to Fort Hood

Like the State of Texas, Fort Hood is big and boasts of being the largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Forces. Fort Hood 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 Hood 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 Hood is the Great Place.

Fort Hood covers a total of 340-square miles and supports multiple units, a corps headquarters and a robust mobilization mission. Fort Hood 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.

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Fort Hood 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 Hood also captures the attention of the entertainment industry and is the frequent host of celebrities and entertainers. 

The Fort Hood experience is only limited by the individual. So, make the most of your time here!

NEWCOMER SERVICES

Army Community Service

Fort Hood's Army Community Service provides first class services and support to Soldiers, Families, and Army civilian employees that enhances readiness, improves quality of life and increases well-being.

Army Continuing Education Services

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.

Army Housing Office

Housing information for Soldiers, families and civilians of Fort Hood.

Civilian Personnel Advisory Center

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.

DEERS / ID Cards

The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System is a database of information on uniformed service members (sponsors), U.S.-sponsored foreign military, DoD and uniformed service civilians, other personnel as directed by the DoD, and their family members.

Digital Garrison App

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

Fire and Emergency Services

Fire and Emergency Services is responsible for all fire fighting (structural, aircraft, and wildland), emergency dispatching services, by civilians or military, fire prevention (technical services), hazardous materials (HAZMAT)/ Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-yield Explosives (CBRNE) response, Weapons of Mass Destruc- tion (WMD), Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), emergency medical services (EMS), rescue services, disaster preparedness, and ancillary services.

Fort Hood's Great Big Podcast

Reaching far and wide, Fort Hood's Great Big Podcast seeks to inform and enterain. 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. 

Freedom of Information (FOIA) and Privacy Act

The Fort Riley Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office is responsible for the management of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) & Privacy Act (PA) in accordance with 5 USC, and Public Law 106-554. The office staff provides information to military members, Department of Defense civilians, military family members, the American public, Congress and the news media.

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 (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.

Permanent Change of Station

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.

Personal Property Processing Office

The Personal Property Processing Office (PPPO) is responsible for the counseling activities associated with outbound shipments and/or storage of personal property for service members/dependents and DOD civilian employees.

Recycling

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 Support Office - Chaplain

The Religious Support Office serves Soldiers and families at six chapels located across post and in every unit offering worship services with your spiritual needs in mind. Whatever your religious background, you can grow and flourish during your assignment here in the heart of America. There are many worship opportunities, representing a wide variety of faiths.

Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)

Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) enhances Army readiness through the prevention of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and associated retaliatory behaviors while providing comprehensive response capabilities.

Soldier and Family Assistance Center

Soldier and Family Assistance Center

Suicide Prevention

Training and resources focusing on suicide prevention.

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.

Volunteer Program

We are home to the center of volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition, and advocacy efforts for Fort Hood.

Weapons Registration

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.