Camp Bowie Army Base
Texas Army National Guard
4611 FM 45 S, Brownwood, TX 76801
Camp Bowie is a United States National Guard training center located in west central Texas on the southern outskirts of Brownwood.
The instillation offers mobilization and unit-training annually for more than 25,000 service members. Camp Bowie provides a large U.S. National Guard training center and other facilities for the Department of Defense. Today, it is an active military training station and recently added new facilities such as a firing range and storage bunkers.
Average training population in a given week is about 1,000- 1,500. The average training throughput at Camp Bowie in a year, is around 70,000.
The closest airport is Brownwood Regional Airport located 12.6 miles from base.
Directions from Brownwood Regional Airport
- Head west toward FM 45 N
- Follow FM2126 to Williams Ranch Rd
- Continue on Williams Ranch Rd to Early
- Follow US-183 N to Airport Rd in Brownwood
- Continue on Airport Rd to your destination
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Texas school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state’s public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders. For more information click here.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (512) 438-4800
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Brown County Department of Health and Human Services (920) 448-6000
The Brown County Health and Human Services Department provides information, referral, support and assistance to county residents at risk of or experiencing economic hardships, neglect, abuse, juvenile crime, or incapacities related to aging or disabling conditions.
Central Texas Humane Society (254) 754-1454
Texas State Troopers (512) 424-2000
Base Operator(325) 643-3055
On-base housing is not available at Camp Bowie. If you are training at Camp Bowie and would like on-base accommodations, call the Billeting Office at (325) 643-3055.
0.5 miles from Base
Brownwood is a small town with many different housing options near base.
27.2 miles from Base
Comanche is a small town with many different housing options.
In Brownwood, the summers are hot and muggy and the winters are short, cold, and windy. It is partly cloudy year round and over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 96°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 102°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 1 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 96°F and low of 72°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 24 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 34°F and high of 59°F.
The wetter season lasts 6.1 months, from April 18 to October 21, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on May 27. The drier season lasts 5.9 months, from October 21 to April 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on January 1.
The cost of living in Brownwood, TX is 7% lower than the Texas average and 15% lower than the rest of the country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63% of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Brownwood, TX are 4% higher than the average for Texas and 3% lower than the rest of the country.
Brownwood is a small town in Central Texas, located about 2 1/2 hours from the cities of Fort Worth and Austin, Texas. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy, such as game hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, and golfing. Brownwood also has many shopping areas and restaurants to explore.
Some points of interest include Brownwood Lake State Park, Downtown Brownwood, Brown County Museum of History and Firearms, and Lyric Theater.
Visit the Brownwood city page for more information.