Welcome to 'The Great Place'
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) in 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 WEAPONS (POW)**: If you are in possession of a POW, you MUST stop at the Fort Hood Visitor Center, Bldg 69012 prior to entering the Installation to register your firearm/s. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
|How to Find Your Way to the Copeland Soldiers Service Center (CSSC): Once on Fort Hood thru the Main Gate
(Bernie Beck Gate) and Checkpoint, drive North on TJ Mills Blvd and continue straight through four (4)
traffic lights, to the corner of Battalion Avenue and TJ Mills Blvd. The CSSC will be located immediately on your left.
Park in the adjoining parking lot and proceed to the front of the building
through the double doors to the Front Desk located in the lobby.|
|Airport Arrivals: If you arrive in the area via the 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.|
**Note: There is no ground transportation available if you fly into the Austin or Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
|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 uniforms. After duty hours, you may report in civilian clothing.|
**Note: After duty hours consist of the following: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday after 1700; Thursday after 1500.
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 SGT (E5) and below, and are NOT receiving BAQ, will be billeted in 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: Commander's Policy Letter, CG's 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)
***During in-processing, Soldiers in the rank of Private (E1) through Major (O4) will follow the schedule of mandatory events. Actual in-processing lasts approximately four (4) working days.
Schedule of Events
ALL SSG (E6) and below will conduct Physical Training (PT) [Physical Training(PT)] while in-processing through the Reception Detachment. SFC (E7) and Abovewill conduct Physical Training on their own.
Wednesdays: Every Wednesday at 1100, all in-processing personnel will attend the Sexual Assault Training located at the Phantom Warrior Center (PWC), Bldg 194, located at 37th Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. At 1500, the III Corps CG and CSM Brief and Social will also be held at the PWC. At this event, all in-processing 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 their 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.
Reception Detachment Staff Duty (Building 16011)
(254) 288-7114 or DSN: 738-7114