Fort Hood is one of the largest military installations in the world. It is home to the III Corps, the 1st cavalry Division, the 13th Sustainment Command, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, First Army Division West, and the 41st Fires Brigade, among others.
The III Corps today is responsible for preparing soldiers and units for combat missions, while taking care of their families and other civilians. Fort Hood is considered as the premier military installation of the US Army. It is also host to a community where there is unique partnership, service, and full-time caring for the retired veterans. It is seamlessly integrated into the community in the area, while enabling its soldiers to concentrate on a wide array of operations and difficult missions.
Fort Hood has been the home of notable people such as Tia & Tamara Mowry, Elvis Presley, Robert Griffin III, and even Jackie Robinson. Being between Waco and Austin and having multitudes of people pass through and retire in the area, continues to help Central TX grow, while increasing it’s diversity.
Fort Hood is surrounded by Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Nolanville, Belton, and Temple.
Information obtained from (http://armybases.org/fort-hood-tx-texas)