Welcome to Fort Hood

Fort Hood is an Army military post located in Killeen, Texas. It has a current population of 33,000 people and is located about 50 miles from Austin, Texas. The post was named after Confederate General John Bell Hood who was famous during the Civil War as the commander of Fort Hood’s Texas Brigade. The fort was also the sight of a shooting incident in 2009 that left 13 people dead and 30 others wounded. The shooting was committed by a U.S. Army psychiatrist who had strong Islamic loyalties. During World War II, the Army needed wide open spaces in which to test tank destroyers, and Texas had the available space. The Tank Destroyer Tactical and Firing Center was established, and a new camp was constructed in Killeen, Texas. The War Department acquired 108,000 acres, and the initial camp provided training for 38,000 troops. During the war, Fort Hood served as the southern branch of the United States Disciplinary Barracks. By 1942, there were about 45,000 troops living at Camp Hood and by 1944 that number had risen to 95,000. Camp Hood was re-designated as Fort Hood in 1950 when it became a permanent installation. In October 1969, the Robert Gray Army Airfield was built nearby.

Weather in the Fort Hood area tends to be hot in the summer with temperatures in the 80s and cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 40s. Annual rainfall in the area is 32 inches with the wettest month being May. August is the warmest month and January is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Belton, Copperas Cove, and Temple. In the year 2001, Fort Hood’s prime focus was security and the war on terrorism. The fort became a closed post with the help of the military police. Troops were deployed to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2009, Fort Carson, Colorado’s First Army Division West was re-stationed at Fort Hood to fulfill its mission to conduct Reserve Component mobilization training and validation for deployment, switching places with the 4th Infantry Division. Today, Ford Hood is home to the Headquarters III Corps, First Army Division West, the 1st Cavalry Division, and the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.
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  About DoD Housing Network

Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Fort Hood. Whether you decide to stay on post in Fort Hood housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Fort Hood, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with Fort Hood inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Fort Hood and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Fort Hood please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to post. When looking at the rental homes, apartments and homes for sale make sure to use our tools in each listing to research the schools, demographics, crime rates and other helpful community information pertaining to Killeen, Gatesville, Belton, Nolanville, Copperas Cove, Temple, and other nearby areas. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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