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Fort Hood Army Base

III Corps, First Army Division West, 1st Cavalry Division, 36th Engineer Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 7th Cavalry 89th Military Police Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade, Operational Test Command, 13th Financial Management Center, 407th Army Field Support Brigade, 48th Chemical Brigade, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 11th Signal Brigade, 57th and 62nd Expeditionary Signal Battalions

Bldg. 36000, Darnall Loop, Killeen, TX 76544

Fort Hood

Fort Hood is a U.S. Army installation in the beautiful hill and lake country of Central Texas between Killeen and Copperas Cove and is approximately 60 miles north of the capital city of Austin, 50 miles south of Waco, 160 miles south of Dallas, and 150 miles north of San Antonio.  Fort Hood spans across 214,000 and is the most populous U.S. military installation in the world. The main business area is in Bell County, with the training countryside area of the post in Coryell County.


Today, the mission of III Corps and its Subordinate Units is to prepare to rapidly deploy and conduct the full range of military operations to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative, in order to defeat any adversary. The Corps is prepared to exercise mission command of Army, Joint, and Multi-National Forces, as a Corps, Joint Task force (JTF), or Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC).

Arriving at Fort Hood
The closest airport is Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport located 5.8 miles from base.


Ground transportation is available to Fort Hood from Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport. If you need help at the airport, contact the Liaison NCO located near the baggage claim area.


The Soldier’s Shuttle Service is open to Soldiers, Family members, DoD Employees, retirees and visitors to the installation. Stops are located in close vicinity to GYMS, DFACs, and Chapels in the billeting area. The shuttle is available Monday–Friday: 1730-2200, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, and Training Holidays: 1030-2200


Departure times are noted as minutes past the hour. The last shuttle begins circuit one hour prior to end time.


Directions from Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport

  • Go north on Oakalla Road/Ammo Road toward Mitchell Place Road
  • Continue to follow Oakalla Road (Oakalla Road becomes Clear Creek Road)
  • Turn right onto US-190 East Central Texas Expressway
  • Take ramp left and follow signs for I-14 East / US-190 East
  • Merge onto US-190 East, stay in right lane and follow signs to Fort Hood main gate exit

Upon arrival to Fort Hood, all Soldiers will sign in at the front desk of the Copeland Soldier Service Center (CSSC, Building 18010) located on the corner of TJ Mills Boulevard and Battalion Avenue. The Copeland Center is open 24 hours a day. Soldiers will turn in one (1) copy of the order assigning the individual to Fort Hood, and the Medical and Dental Record. The individual will be signed in off leave. If reporting in on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 0600 to 1700 or Thursday between the hours of 0600 to 1500 you must be in duty uniform (ACU, DCU, Class A or Class B).


If you have Permissive TDY (PTDY), check in at the CSSC Front Desk to have your DA Form 31 stamped by CSSC, drop off a copy of your paperwork and pass along contact information prior to reporting to Housing. Housing is located in the CSSC on the second floor (Room B209) and their operating hours are 0730-1530 Monday-Friday. They close daily for lunch from 1130-1230. The Housing Office phone number is (254) 287-4212.


All Soldiers will report to the Fort Hood CSSC, Bldg 18010 Front Desk. Soldiers will be provided an In-processing Schedule, with the exception of Soldiers assigned to the following commands listed below:

  • Darnall Army Medical Hospital (MEDDAC.)
  • Dental Command (DENTAC.)
  • Operational Test Command (OTC.)
  • Division West (DivWest.)

These Soldiers, after signing in at the CSSC’s Front Desk, will receive directions on reporting to their respective unit, and their S1 will coordinate the in-processing. Soldiers assigned to these units will be required to report to Building 16011 on Day 1 at 0845 for the Finance Briefing and are required to bring a copy of their orders, their leave form and any travel or lodging receipts.


Soldiers in the rank of LTC and higher, CW4-CW5, SGM-CSM will not report to the Fort Hood Reception Detachment, but will receive their in-processing checklist and further instructions from the Front Desk in the CSSC. The Finance Brief for LTC and above, CW4-CW5, and SGM-CSM is only conducted on Fridayss in the CSSC, Room B112 at 1430.


For all other inquiries concerning in-processing, please contact the Front Desk located in the Copeland Soldier Service Center at commercial: (254) 287-3832 or DSN: 737-3832. Soldiers wear ACU or other authorized uniform while in-processing. After duty hours, you may report in civilian clothing.

Base Population
There are more than 250,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Fort Hood.