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What to do when arriving to Fort Hood
Reporting In: All Soldiers reporting to Fort Hood will report directly to the Copeland Soldier Service Center (CSSC) (Building 18010). Should you encounter any difficulties or have questions about your pending arrival, contact the Information Desk of the CSSC at (254)287-3832 or DSN: 737-3832. The Front Desk is staffed seven days a week, 24 hours a day. You may also contact the Staff Duty for the Reception Detachment at (254)287-4549 or DSN: 737-4549. **PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS- If you are in possession of a Privately Owned Weapon you MUST stop at the Fort Hood Visitor Center BLDG 69012 prior to entering the installation to register your firearm (s). NO EXCEPTIONS !!!!!
Items to have ready:
***All Soldiers, regardless of unit of assignment, in the grades of E-1 to O-5 will report to the Copeland Soldier Service Center and sign in at the Front Desk and receive an installation in-processing checklist. (APPENDIX A)
***Soldiers who are non-divisional (e.g., Darnall Army Medical Hospital (MEDDAC), Dental Command (DENTAC) and Operational Test Command (OTC)) will proceed to your respective unit (with orders bringing you to Fort Hood.)
How to Find Your Way to the Copeland Soldiers Service Center: Once on Fort Hood thru the Main Gate (Bernie Beck Gate) � Drive North on TJ Mills Blvd through the Post Check Point and continue straight through four traffic lights, corner of Battalion Avenue and TJ Mills Blvd. The Copeland Soldiers Service Center will be located immediately on your left. Park in the lot and proceed to the front of the building to the Front Desk located in the lobby.
Airport Arrivals: If you arrive in the area via
Killeen Airport, ground transportation is available to Fort Hood
for newly arriving Soldiers. All others will be by space
available. If you need assistance at the airport contact the
Liaison NCO located in the baggage claim area.
Uniforms: The year round duty uniform for most
Soldiers at Fort Hood is the Army Combat Uniform (ACU). When
reporting during duty hours you may do so in the ACU, Class A or
Class B. After duty hours, you may report in civilian clothing.
In Processing: Once signed in at CSSC, you will be directed to the Reception Detachment Staff Duty [Staff Duty] (Bldg 16008) where you will be given further information about the in-processing schedule.
Reception Detachment Staff Duty (Building 16008) (254) 287-4549 or DSN: 737-4549
Single Soldiers in the rank of E-5 and below and are NOT receiving BAQ will be issued transient quarters [transient quarters] for sleeping accommodations. Married Soldiers arriving with families must arrive with enough funding to pay for hotel accommodations initially until finance in processing can be completed. There are no free on-post transient quarters for families on Fort Hood.
You will also be given another packet which contains Commanders Policy Letter, CGs Motorcycle Policy Letter, DA Form 4986 (Personal Property Record) DA Form 2062 (Hand Receipt ) for your room and linen and DA Form 362 Statement of Charges. (APPENDIX B)
Items to have ready for Staff Duty:
***During in-processing, Soldiers in the rank of Private through Major will follow schedules of mandatory events. Actual in-processing lasts approximately four working days.
Schedule of Events
Additional In-Processing Requirements:
Wednesdays: Every Wednesday at 1100 hours all in-processing personnel will attend the Sexual Assault Training located at the Phantom Warrior Center (PWC) building 194, located at 37th and 761st Tank Bn. At 1500 hours the III Corps CG and CSM brief and social will be held also at the PWC. At this event all inbound Soldiers and their Families will have the opportunity to be welcomed by the III Corps CG and CSM. Unit representatives will also be available for Soldiers to get an opportunity to inquire about their gaining units. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend this event. Free food and drinks follow at the social.
A Family Hood Happening Bus Tour is also provided for Soldiers and spouses. Soldiers are highly encouraged to bring along Family members. The purpose of this bus tour is to allow Families to familiarize themselves to the various resources and amenities that Fort Hood has to offer.
All personnel are required to have a Phantom Express pass Prior to arriving at their gaining unit. Phantom Express Passes can be obtained at Leath Visitor Center, located on T.J Mills Blvd (before the main gate) from 0730 - 1600 hours, phone number (254)553-1104. Passes can also be obtained at the Copeland Soldiers Services Center (CSSC) Room B306A from 0900 to 1700 hours.
Items you will need for Phantom Express: