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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

In Fort Hood, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 96°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 102°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 3 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 96°F and low of 76°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 25 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 40°F and high of 60°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from April 24 to October 22, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on May 21. The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from October 22 to April 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on January 1.


Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in Fort Hood is 6% lower than the Texas average and 15% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Fort Hood, TX, the city’s goods and services are 2% lower than the Texas average and 9% lower than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area
Killeen is a city in central Texas, located about an hour north of Austin, Texas.  The area has many parks and outdoor recreation facilities to explore.  Killeen has many shopping areas and restaurants to enjoy, as well.  Visit for more information.


Some points of interest include Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Long Branch Park, Lions Club Park, Dana Peak Mountain Bike and Equestrian Trails, and Bell County Museum.



Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.