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Protecting Fort Hood starts with you. If you see or hear anything suspicious, call 288-COPS (2677). Think....Protect...OPSEC!


Welcome to Fort Hood 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!

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Phantom Standards Booklet
Phantom Standards Booklet
Marvin Leath Visitors Center
Marvin Leath Visitors Center
Post Guide
Fort Hood Post Guide
Relocation Readiness Branch
Rivers Bldg. 121
761st Tank Battalion Ave.
Phone: 254-287-4471
Fort Hood's FMWR Relocation Readiness Branch offers a variety of relocation assistance services and resources to eliminate the stress associated with relocating. Programs include:
  • Fort Hood Welcome CDs
  • The Lending Closet
  • Sponsor-A-Spouse
  • Unit Sponsorship
  • International Spouse Support
  • Group Waiting Families Program
  • Relocation Counseling
  • World-Wide Welcome Packets
  • SITES - PCS Move on the Go
Chaplain's Office Hood Howdy Phantom Express
Commissary - Clear Creek Hospital Phone Book
Commissary - Warrior Way III Corps Policy Letters Post Exchange
Fort Hood Fact Sheets Leader Resources Post Newspaper
Fort Hood History Legal Services School Liaison Office
Fort Hood MWR Pets School Zones
Garrison Policy Letters Phantom Clerk Temporary Lodging
U.S. Army Physical Disability Agency (USAPDA)
Physical Disability Evaluation System (PDES) The United States Army Physical Disability Agency (USAPDA) manages the Army's PDES and acts on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. USAPDA is a Field Operating Agency of the Army Human Resources Command (HRC) and is headquartered in Washington, DC at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In addition to the USAPDA HQ at Walter Reed, the agency has three Physical Evaluation Boards (PEBs), located at Walter Reed, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Fort Lewis, Washington.