Fort Hood Army Base Guide


Fort Hood is the Army's Premier Installation to train and deploy heavy forces. A 214,968 acre installation, Fort Hood is the only post in the United States capable of stationing and training two Armored Divisions.

The rolling, semi-arid terrain is ideal for multifaceted training and testing of military units and individuals.

Additionally, the Killeen community is a model of support for Army families. There are lots of resources and networks available to assist you.

Welcome to Fort Hood and the greater Killeen area.

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Like everything in Texas, Fort Hood is big. And when we say big, we mean the largest (and most populated) U.S. military installation in the world BIG. Fort Hood covers roughly 340 square miles of Coryell and Bell Counties in Central Texas. The base began modestly as Camp Hood back in 1942, but with World War II came the need for more space to train troops on tank destroyers. Fort Hood officially became a permanent Army installation in 1951, and is home to III Corps and The First Cavalry Division, as well as many tenant units.

Fort Hood is in the middle of two popular Texas cities, Waco and Austin, with about a 60-mile drive to each. Waco is home to Baylor University, and the HGTV hit show, Fixer Upper. Austin is a mecca for music, festivals, art, tech start-ups, and the world-renowned South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. They’re close enough for a fun day-trip, and you can find ample employment opportunities in these cities if you are a career-minded spouse.

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