Welcome to the heart of the Lone Star State— the Hill Country region. Here you’re not only in the middle of Texas but you’re also at the center of everything Texas has to offer. You’ll find beauty all around you. The Hill Country is home to rolling hills that dominate the region a breathtaking display of wildflowers found along roadsides in springtime year-round lush green landscapes and plenty of splendid lakes and rivers beckoning you to take a dip or cast your line.
This region begins in west Texas in Crockett County and stretches east to Austin the state’s capital in Travis County. Mills County is the region’s northern point and Kinney Medina and Uvalde counties make up the southern border.
Austin the jewel of the region is host to many outstanding attractions and points of interest. History buffs can sate their desire for knowledge at places like the granite dome of the State Capitol building which is taller than our nation’s capitol the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum or the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. While you’re here don’t miss the University of Texas at Austin campus (one of the largest in the country) and Zilker Park with its famous spring-fed Barton Springs pool. Do a little browsing at the eclectic shops found along South Congress Avenue.
There is of course no shortage of shopping opportunities everywhere you turn. Starting in San Marcos you’ll find Prime Outlets and Tanger Outlet Center which is the largest factory outlet complex in the state. Just north of San Marcos in the town of Buda you’ll find Cabela’s the eye-popping outdoor recreation mega-store that’s so large there’s a two-story mountain and gigantic fresh-water aquarium inside its two-story layout. There are also great antique stores found in cities like Burnet Wimberley Dripping Springs and more.
If water sports are more to your liking you’ll find plenty of opportunities here. There are almost two dozen magnificent state parks here most of which are located along lakes or rivers. So if you like to fish swim waterski pitch a tent and camp near a lake or river bank you’re definitely in the right region.
But there’s so much more beginning with the exciting Schlitterbahn water park in New Braunfels. Located alongside the spring-fed Comal River Schlitterbahn features all kinds of water rides and activities for the whole family. It has been recognized as the top water park in the country for seven consecutive years.
There’s also the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Stonewall which features the reconstructed childhood home and final resting place of the President. Down the road in Fredericksburg you’ll find the National Museum of the Pacific War which tells the story of Admiral Chester Nimitz and features displays and exhibits detailing the American and Japanese battles in the Pacific Ocean during World War II.
The region is also filled with heritage and historical museums amazing underground caverns historic structures providing a glimpse into the lives of early Texas settlers wineries offering tours of their vineyards and wine-making facilities wildflower and nature attractions dude ranches that allow guests to relax or have a true cowboy experience and plenty of venues to enjoy some quintessential Hill Country cuisine and music.
yle="text-align: center;">Learn more about Texas online at: http://www.traveltex.com/Region.aspx?ID=6
Like 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 Placebecause 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.
Soldiers assigned to Fort Hood can expect to have one of the highest quality of life standards in the Army. New housing quality medical care thriving communities recreation and schools combine to ensure that Fort Hood is The Great Place.
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.
With all the current deployments be sure to make the most of available down time at Fort Hood. The Fort Hood experience is only limited by the individual. So make the most of the time here!
Click here to view a copy of the current Off-Limits Establishments/Areas OPORD
|Relocation Readiness Branch
Rivers Bldg. 121
761st Tank Battalion Ave.
|Fort Hood's FMWR Relocation Readiness Branch offers a variety of relocation assistance services and resources to eliminate the stress associated with relocating. Programs include:
|Chaplain's Office||Hood Howdy||Phantom Express|
|Commissary - Clear Creek||Hospital||Phone Book|
|Commissary - Warrior Way||III Corps Policy Letters||Post Exchange|
|Fort Hood Fact Sheets||Leader Resources||Post Newspaper|
|Fort Hood History||Legal Services||School Liaison Office|
|Fort Hood MWR||Pets||School Zones|
|Garrison Policy Letters||Phantom Clerk||Temporary Lodging|
|U.S. Army Physical Disability Agency (USAPDA)|
|yle="margin: 4px 10px 0px 0px; float: left;" src="http://www.hood.army.mil/images/pdes.jpg" alt="Physical Disability Evaluation System (PDES)" />The United States Army Physical Disability Agency (USAPDA) manages the Army's PDES and acts on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. USAPDA is a Field Operating Agency of the Army Human Resources Command (HRC) and is headquartered in Washington DC at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In addition to the USAPDA HQ at Walter Reed the agency has three Physical Evaluation Boards (PEBs) located at Walter Reed Fort Sam Houston Texas and Fort Lewis Washington.|
Emilie M. asks: I was wondering what people's average utility cost was on and off post at Fort Hood. I know you get a ration for your utilities on post and that if you go over you have to pay for it out of pocket. One woman who lives there told me that she pays $400 above and beyond her BAH for her utilities and she lives on post! So quite honestly this has me scared because I've spent the past 3 years living in Korea where my utilities haven't been that bad off ba
Tierni M. asks: Could anyone tell me where to get taxes done on post?
Marilyn S. says: By the commissary :) or Turbo Tax online.
Megan W. says: There is a tax office next to the Clear Creek commissary -- but be careful. Those are just everyday volunteers at the office. If something goes wrong you are still liable for the mistakes. You can file for free on-line on several different sites. H&R Block is offering their program for free through Military One Source. It is also free to use taxsla