The Benifits 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 (CAC), 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 (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.
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 Hood 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.
Dining, Recreation, & After Hours Fun
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!
On Post Lodging
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.