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Fort hoodLike 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 offers Soldiers and their families. These qualities are important, especially with home-basing initiatives, frequent deployments and family stability and support.

Soldiers living in the Fort Hood area 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 339-square miles and supports multiple units, a corps headquarters and a robust mobilization mission.