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

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


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Fort Hood ACAP Center - The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) provides transition assistance to soldiers who are separating from active duty, retirees, and DoD civilian employees in a reduction force status or who are retiring, and their families. Pre-separation planning includes benefits information, job search skills development, career guidance, job search assistance and other guidance relevant to a thorough transition.

How Do I Get Started? Call: 254-288-ACAP or 254-288-JOBS, come by the ACAP Center, or view the Department of the Army ACAP Homepage at: to learn more about pre-separation information and planning.

Copeland Soldier Service Center
Bldg. 18010, B Wing 3rd Floor
T.J. Mills Blvd. & Battalion Ave.
Fort Hood, Texas 76544
Phone: 254-288-ACAP or 254-288-5627
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 0800-1700
Friday 0800-1130 and 1330-1700
Reception is open daily 0730-1700
ACS Info & Referral ID Card General Info Relocation Readiness
Army Community Service Out-Processing Contact Info Retirement Services & Info
Career Status Bonus Post Guide Transition Briefings
DEERS Enrollment Recreation Services Volunteer Opportunities
Employment Assistance    



The state of Texas provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits:

  • Veteran Housing Benefits
  • Veteran Financial Assistance Benefits
  • Veteran Education Benefits
  • Veteran Employment Benefits
  • Other State Sponsored Veteran Benefits

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to all Veterans and their families, even those who are not enrolled in the VA health care system. A staff of specially trained, qualified, and caring VA counselors - many of them Veterans themselves - are standing by to provide you and your family free, confidential support.
Just call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press 1.

Texas Veterans Land Board Programs
Learn more about the Texas Veterans Land Board Programs
The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB), a division of the Texas General Land Office, administers three veterans' loan programs: The Land Loan Program, Veterans Housing Assistance Purchase Program, and the Veterans Home Improvement Loan Program. We have provided additional information on our site and a link to the VLB website at:

Texas State Veterans Homes
Learn more about Texas State Veterans Homes
The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB), a division of the Texas General Land Office, administers the Texas State Veterans Homes program.

Central Texas Veterans
Health Care System

Olin E. Teague VA Medical Center

Olin E. Teague Medical Center
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX 76504
Phone: 254-778-4811
Toll-Free: 800-423-2111

Waco VA Medical Center

Waco VA Medical Center
4800 Memorial Drive
Waco, TX 76711
Phone: 254-752-6581
Toll-Free: 800-423-2111

Texas Financial Assistance Programs
Learn more about Tax Exemptions for Veterans
Disabled veterans who meet certain requirements, their surviving spouses and the spouses and minor children of a person who dies on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for property tax exemptions on the appraised value of their property. The exemption is mandatory and applies to taxes levied by all taxing authorities in the State. A veteran, whose service-connected disabilities are rated less than 10% by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or a branch of the Armed Forces, is not entitled to a property tax exemption.

Texas State Veteran Education Benefits
Learn more about Texas Education Benefits (The Hazlewood Act)
Wartime veterans who were legal residents of Texas at the time they entered military service, and Home of Record is listed as Texas on the DD214, are entitled to a waiver of tuition and some fees at State-supported/public (taxpayer supported) colleges and universities. This benefit is also available to children of Texas servicemen and women who died or were killed in military service, and to children of Texas military personnel who are shown to be missing in action or prisoners of war. Also eligible are children of members of the Texas National Guard or the Texas Air National Guard killed since January 1, 1946, while on active duty either in service of Texas or the United States.

Texas Veteran Employment Programs
Learn more about Veterans Preference
Wartime veterans have preference in employment with State agencies or offices, as do widows and children of those killed on active duty. State agencies must practice veterans' preference until they have reached 40% veteran employment. Non-retired veterans who are employed by the State of Texas are entitled to claim their active duty military time toward retirement, provided they present a proper request and pay to the Retirement System the specified amount of retirement contribution for up to 60 months' military credit. Such contribution is paid at the rate which was applicable at the time the employed veteran first was covered by the state Retirement System, plus any accrued interest. We have provided a link to the the State Law regarding veterans' preference laws.

Additionally, a veteran is entitled to reemployment rights with his last employer when he is released from the Armed Forces of the United States, providing his absence is not longer than four years. The right of reemployment is available regardless of whether the veteran was, prior to service, employed by the State, county or city government, or by private industry. Reemployment rights of veterans are now provided by both State and Federal laws. We have provided a link to the State Law regarding reemployment rights.

Other Texas State Veteran Benefits
Learn more about all these Texas State Veterans Benefits


Veterans Army Picture
Armed Forces Retirement Home Social Security Survivor Benefits
Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) Survivor Benefit Plan
Army One Source Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
Army Retirement Services Pay & Calculators Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Army Retirement Services Program TRICARE and VA Dual Eligibility
Burial - Veterans Burial and Memorial Benefits TRICARE Dental Program
Casualty Affairs & Survivors Assistance TRICARE For Life (TFL)
Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) TRICARE Pharmacy
Concurrent Retirement & Disability Pay (CRDP) TRICARE Prime
Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) TRICARE Reserve Select
Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP) TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP)
DoL Veterans Employment and Training Service TRICARE Standard
DoD Disability Retired Pay Troops to Teachers (TTT)
DoD Disability Severance Pay USAJobs
Federal Taxes on Disability or Retirement Pensions US Employment & Reemployment Rights
Medicare VA Aid, Attendance, & Housebound Pension Benefits
Military OneSource VA Death Pension
Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) VA Home Loans
Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities
Retired Pay Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Benefit Program
Social Security Administration Veterans Disability Compensation
Social Security Disability Veterans Disability Pension
Social Security Lump Sum Death Payment Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)
Social Security Primary Insurance Account (PIA) VHA Self-Medication Program
Social Security Quick Calculator Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR & E)