FORT HOOD
Fort Hood, TX 76544

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

In Processing

All Soldiers, regardless of unit assignment, will report to the Copeland Soldiers Service Center, Building 18010. You will furnish the information desk with copies of your orders, leave form, military personnel file, medical and dental records. During in-processing, Soldiers — private through major — will follow schedules for mandatory events.

Welcome 'Home'

Whether this is your first time coming to Fort Hood or you’re coming back for another tour, welcome “home” to the Great Place. We call this the Great Place, not based on size (although it is huge) nor the immensity of the missions we support in defense of the nation.

Welcome

  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 offers Soldiers and their families. These qualities are

Directorate of Family and MWR

  Fort Hood’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) delivers a wide range of services and activities throughout the installation. A gateway to a wealth of information, activities and events can be found at their website: www.hoodmwr.com . RECREATION BOWLING Phantom Warrior Lanes Building 49010, Clear Creek

Services & Support

  Quality of life means having fast and responsive services that meets the needs of Soldiers and family members. AIR TRAVEL Fort Hood Regional airport in Killeen is conveniently located. For more information, visit it online at www.flykilleen.net . Many major airlines offer services to the Fort Hood area. For

Housing

  Quality housing abounds in the Fort Hood area. Ensure your house-hunting trip starts at the Fort Hood Housing Referral Office with a myriad of resources available at your fingertips. Residing in on-post housing is voluntary, not mandatory, except for personnel assigned to key and essential positions. All Soldiers with

Health Care

  Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) provides general medical care, inpatient and outpatient services, and environmental health services for authorized members of the armed forces (primarily at Fort Hood and surrounding civilian communities), retired personnel and their family members. Darnall serves approximately 10 percent of the CONUS-based Army,

Chapels & Congregations

  Fort Hood is one of the most diverse and exciting places in the U.S. Army. As such, our chapels offer a variety of worship opportunities to fulfill the spiritual needs of our Soldiers and their Families. For information about chapel services and programs on Fort Hood, contact the Fort

Leisure & Recreation

  Nearly any form of recreation can be found on Fort Hood through our Morale, Welfare and Recreation and community activities organizations.

Neighboring Communities

  Founded in the 1850s as the county seat for Bell County, Belton boasts a downtown historic district, many fine Victorian-era homes and more than 160 historical markers in the city and surrounding areas. The rolling plains and wooded hills provide the area with a touch of serenity, while the

History

Camp Hood, named for the commander of Confederate Texas Brigade General John Bell Hood, officially opened Sept. 18, 1942. Camp Hood was in Central Texas to rapidly train tank destroyer battalions, desperately needed during World War II. The original facilities provided housing and training sites for nearly 38,000 troops. In

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36th Inf. Div. Soldiers from Texas deploy to Afghanistan

Story by SPC Christina Clardy on 01/29/2017 AUSTIN, Texas -- Soldiers of the 36th Infantry Division, their families, and their friends gathered for a ceremony at Cameron Field at Fort Hood, Texas, on Jan. 28, to send off "Task Force Arrowhead" as they deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation

1CD RSSB conducts Sister In Arms Forum

Story by CPL Michael Smith on 01/29/2017 Command Sgt. Maj. Jill L. Crosby, command sergeant major, 1st Cavalry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade (1CD RSSB), hosted the Sisters in Arms Forum at the Jirga Center on Bagram Airfield, Jan. 24. More than 40 Soldiers, male and female, attended the forum

No Barriers to Mission Command

Story by Kathryn Bailey on 01/27/2017 ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND (January 27, 2017) Army engineers recently demonstrated network technology that will allow commanders to conduct mission command using multiple computing devices from brigade down to the edge. The Tactical Computing Environment, or TCE, developed by the U.S. Army Materiel Command's Communications-Electronics
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