MCLEAN, Va – Military.com announced the launch of their new online base guide for Ft. Hood today. The Ft. Hood version is the second in a series of guides to be launched around the country in and around military installations.
Anchoring the appeal of the guide is the ability to post information about the area and engage with other military personnel, veterans and their families online. Traditionally, information about military installations was spread out among many different resources. The Ft. Hood Base Guide brings those individual resources together in one place and acts as an online forum for visitors to ask questions and get answers from real people in the area on topics popular to the military audience such as housing, community features and schools.
Military.com President and retired Rear Admiral, T. McCreary commented, “Camaraderie is a touchstone of military service and our goal here was to bring that sharing of information and advice online, pairing it with comprehensive and continually updated information about facilities, events and resources on and off base.”
Specific information found on the guide includes a base directory of telephone numbers (both commercial and DSN), addresses, maps and links to installation services and resources. In addition, visitors can access local news, weather and upcoming events as well as information on relocation, housing, health care, education, recreation, family services, dining, money, and spouse employment.
"This is a living product," said Ward Carroll, editor of Military.com. "It's designed to not only provide important information in a hurry but to give members of the military community a place to share lessons learned with each other."