Fort Hood Reporting / In-Processing

All Soldiers arriving to Fort Hood, Texas will in-process through the Fort Hood Reception Detachment, operated by Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood.

Uniform: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP), if signing in Monday through Friday during duty hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Soldiers will need the following on arrival:

     1. Copy of DA 31 (leave request)

     2. Assignment Orders w/ any amendments

     3. Health and Dental records

     4. Military Personnel records

     5. Military Identification Card


     1. All incoming Soldiers will report to the front desk of the Fort Hood Reception Detachment (Building 16008) located on 42nd Street. The Fort Hood Reception Detachment is open 24 hours daily.

     2. Reception Detachment will not approve Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) upon arrival. We recommend you have your departing unit authorize PTDY prior to departure. If PTDY was authorized, please report to the Fort Hood Reception Detachment front desk to have your DA Form 31 stamped to start PTDY. Housing is located in the Copeland Soldier Service Center on the second floor (Room B209), and their operating hours are 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Housing Office phone number is 254-287-4212.

     3. If you are arriving to Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, please visit the Fort Hood welcome desk located in the baggage claim area. Detailed reporting instructions are provided to all inbound flight arrivals.

     4. Upon reporting to the Fort Hood Reception Detachment, Soldiers in the rank of Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, CW5, and Sergeant Major will be directed to the Office Personnel Management Division (OPMD) located in the III Corps Headquarters, Building 1001, Room 126 for further assignment processing.

UPON ARRIVAL: Soldiers will sign-in and receive a briefing from the Reception Detachment Staff Duty personnel. Soldiers can expect to fill out paperwork, be assigned temporary lodging (if needed), and receive a 15-minute briefing about in-processing and Fort Hood.

For all other inquiries concerning in-processing, please contact the Fort Hood Reception Detachment desk at commercial: (254) 368-1768.

For additional information on in-processing refer to the Fort Hood Welcome Packet.