11th AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS SQUADRON
1. The names of your sponsor and supervisor are provided below. Their job is to provide you information, help solve problems, meet you when you arrive, and make it easier for you to in-process and get settled. Please contact them immediately and keep them advised of your plans and relocation needs.
Name: SrA Ian Wright
Office Phone: (254) 288-6081
Cell Phone: (404) 451-7035
Name: SSgt Michael Morin
Office Phone: (254) 288-5481
Cell Phone: (774) 420-8727
Like the State of Texas, Fort Hood is big and boasts of being the largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Services. 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.
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, entertainers and theatrical shows from national dance teams. There are also many opportunities to enjoy the Central Texas atmosphere at Fort Hood, as local talent is frequently performing at Fort Hood clubs.
With all the current deployments, be sure to make the most of available down time at Fort Hood. The Fort Hood experience is only limited by the individual. So, make the most of the time here!
The 11 ASOS is a worldwide deployable squadron; with 30+ personnel on hand and supports the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. The squadron consists of Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) operations personnel, Current Operations (Scheduling and Training), Plans, Mobility, Job Control, Material Control, Quality Assurance, Vehicle Maintenance, Power Production and Ground Radio Maintenance.
Ft Hood is the largest military installation in the free world, consisting of 364 square miles of military reservation, home to over 47,000 active duty Army members. There are two commissaries and two PX/BXs, two theaters, several mini-malls and gyms, and a golf course. The Air Force contingent on Ft. Hood consists of the 3d Air Support Operations Group (3 ASOG) with three ASOSs and one AF Weather squadron assigned. Total Air Force population is just over 300 active duty personnel.
Killeen, TX is the main city around Ft. Hood. The community is expanding rapidly with new department stores and housing developments popping up almost monthly. Being located in Central Texas, there are many major cities within a few hours’ drive. Killeen is approximately 1 hr north of Austin, 2 hrs north of San Antonio, an hour south of Waco, and 3 hrs south of Dallas. All of the cities offer a variety of activities from sporting events to outdoor recreation. Ft. Hood has an area known as BLORA or Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. This is an area where you can camp, fish, hike or enjoy any type of water recreation. The post offers rentals on a vast assortment of outdoor equipment. If you like to go to concerts, your choices are many. Killeen and Waco offer many country music concerts, while the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton has a lot of contemporary Christian Rock concerts, and Austin is possibly the best live music city in Texas. From Jazz, Rock, R&B, Pop and Alternative there is no city in Texas to match Austin's variety of live venues.