the State of Texas, Fort Hood is big and boasts of being the largest active duty armored post in the United States
Armed Services. Fort Hood is nicknamed The Great Place
because of the quality of life the post and area
offer Soldiers and their families. These qualities are important, especially with home-basing initiatives, frequent
deployments and family stability and support.
Fort Hood covers a total of 340-square miles and supports multiple units, a corps headquarters and a robust mobilization
mission. Fort Hood also meets the training and support requirements for many smaller units and organizations, thus
maintaining a vital defense force for the United States of America.
Fort Hood rests 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.
For everyone who enjoys the outdoors, The Great Place is the ideal location, because of warm winters and
hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities.
Fort Hood also captures the attention of the entertainment industry and is the frequent host of celebrities, entertainers
and theatrical shows from national dance teams. There are also many opportunities to enjoy the Central Texas
atmosphere at Fort Hood, as local talent is frequently performing at Fort Hood clubs.
Fort Hood, Killeen (www.hood.army.mil) is located...
1.5 hour drive to Austin (austintexas.org)
3.00 hour drive to Dallas (dallaschamber.org)
2.5 hour drive to San Antonio (visitsanantonio.com)
4.5 hour drive to the beaches of Galveston (galveston.com)
The medical center is currently undergoing a $708 million dollar expansion. It serves 55,000 soldiers and 150,000 family members
Texas does not tax personal or retirement income!