Temporary Lodging at Fort Hood
- Building 111, on Hood Road, Ft Hood
- Reservations:(254) 532-5157, DSN 737-2700
- Poxon House: (254) 532-2100 Hours: 0630-2200, 7 days a week
Due to the large number of personnel in an official travel status, reservations are recommended. There is a
30-day limit on PCS. The Poxon Guest House is the main guest house, a 75-unit facility with a community-type
kitchen and a kennel. Other categories may stay on aspace-available basis. Worldwide reservations can be made by
calling DSN 897-2790.
Building 36006 (High Rise) on Wratten Drive, Ft Hood
Reservations: (254) 532-5157 DSN 737-2700
Hours: 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week
Main Hotel: (254) 532-8233
Available to personnel at Fort Hood for TDY or annual training
and PCS status. Visitors may stay on a space
available basis. These facilities feature in-room telephones,
televisions, private baths, and microfridges.
Texas Weather & Terrain:
As a general rule in Texas, weather conditions are consistently dry
and hot along its southwestern border with Mexico; the Gulf
Coast is usually hot and humid with very mild winters; central
and north, summers are also hot but with colder winters. Winter
snow and colder conditions are common northwest, in the
The statewide average high temperature in July is in the high 80's,
while in January, high temps statewide reach the mid 50's.
rainfall varies, with up to 20 inches per year in the west,
30-35 inches central, and much higher amounts in east and
southeast along the Gulf of Mexico. With such a vast
terrain, almost every landscape and climate is found in Texas.
The state boasts the awesome Rio Grande River
along its western border with Mexico.
Port of Galveston sits on the Gulf of Mexico and hosts
throngs of beach loving visitors throughout the year, with
Houston just a short drive to the North.
Fort Worth sit on the rolling plains and hills of the East
Texas prairies that are dotted with lakes.
Antonio is found on the vast flat southern plains with big
skies that let you see for miles. Austin
sits at the southern end of the Colorado River as it passes on
its way to the ocean and El Paso nestles at the base of the
Davis Mountains to the West. All of these great
cities are home to unique adventures and great things to do on a
for the Alamo, cattle drives, cowboy boots and hats, rodeos, oil
and gas production, NASA, a high-tech industry second-to-none,
the magical cities of
San Antonio; and so much more, it can truly be said that,
"Texas...It's like a whole other country." Ensure your
vehicle is in good condition and that you are prepared (i.e.,
check tires, carry snow chains, replace wiper blades, dress
appropriately, and carry food and water, etc.). Get plenty
of rest, don’t over extend yourself, drive defensively and
arrive safely. KILLING yourself and your family to get
here serves no useful purpose!