Community Info and Support Organizations for Killeen and Fort Hood Military Families
Killeen, Texas is the definition of a military town. Sure, it boasts ties to Burt Reynolds, R&B singer Amerie, and it’s common knowledge that Elvis Presley was stationed there during his time in the army. That said, what started as a small farm community in central Texas has transformed itself into a city of 150,000 people largely thanks to its proximity to Fort Hood, the “largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Forces.”
Things to Know about Fort Hood, TX
- Known as “The Great Place” because of the high quality of life that the base offers to its service members and their families. Fort Hood provides a bevy of support services to its residents, including medical care, schools, recreational opportunities, and a thriving on-base community.
- Fort Hood is home to over 65,000 active duty soldiers and family members, and employs close to 9,000 civilian employees.
- Covers 340 square miles in the Hill Country of central Texas.
- Home to the Darnall Army Medical Center, the Fort Hood Network Enterprise Center, and the Army’s III Core, 1st Cavalry Division, 13th Sustainment Command, 4th Infantry Division, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, First Army Division West, 41st Fires Brigade, 407th Army Field Support Brigade, and the 418th Contracting Support Brigade, among others.
Our Non-Temporary Storage in Killeen
Overseas deployments, reassignments, long-term training, and arduous duty are the rule, not the exception, for soldiers and DOD personnel at Fort Hood. Our Killeen full-service storage is the solution you need for permanent storage, especially if you personally procure your move and storage entitlements. Our concierge storage system includes pickup and delivery to our climate-controlled Killeen storage facilities. Still not sure what to do about storage? Learn more about Closetbox and our resources for non-temporary storage.
Community Resources in Killeen, TX for Fort Hood Military Families
Beyond storage, we’re aware that service members and their families face a different set of challenges from the general population. Here is a list of military resources, community resources, and service organizations catering to military personnel and their families in the Killeen area.
ASYMCA Killeen – Armed Services YMCA of Killeen. Offers youth programs, childcare, wellness programs, and military support specifically geared towards military families in Killeen and at Fort Hood.
Operation Homefront Southern Plains – The Southern Plains chapter of Operation Homefront, serving Texas and other southern plains states. Operation Homefront provides support services, resources, relief assistance, and community opportunities for military families.
Texas Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP) – Service oriented organization providing mental health counseling, financial counseling, financial assistance, educational resources, and familial support to Texas military families.
Free Tutoring for Military Families from Central Texas College – Free tutoring services for military members and their families provided by Central Texas College, located in Killeen.
Scott & White Military Homefront Services – Individual and family counseling provided by a joint venture between Scott & White Healthcare and the Central Texas Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).
Military Child Education Coalition – Organization dedicated to providing educational opportunity for military children and their families, including academic support, youth development programs, parenting resources, as well as resources for schools and communities with large populations of military children.