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United States Army
MARVIN LEATH VISITORS CENTER
T.J. Mills Boulevard
Fort Hood, TX 76544
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
Fort Hood ID Cards Facility/DEERS/ID Cards Office:
Supports 175 counties for Enrollment/Update of DEERS and issues Next Generation USID Cards to all Retirees/100% DAVs and their family members. Common Access Cards (CAC’s) will be issued to all DOD/DA civilians and contractor government employees. Online appointments can be made at https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/. Family members, Retirees, and Disabled Veterans (DAV) must make their appointments by selecting the Ft. Hood Installation ID Card Facility Building 130 TJ Mills Blvd and Battalion Ave, FORT HOOD, TX 76544 link.
Active Duty, DOD/DA Civilians and contractors must make their appointment by selecting the Ft. Hood MPC 1 “CAC APPOINTMENT ONLY” BUILDING 130 TJ MILLS BLVD AND BATTALION AVE, FORT HOOD, TX 76544 link. The new location for the Fort Hood ID Card Facility is on the corner of T.J. Mills and Legend’s Way, Building 130 adjacent from the Chili’s Restaurant. The sponsor must be present for all transactions while the dependent is receiving an ID card or the dependent must have a verified or notarized DD Form 1172-2 or a valid general or special power of attorney in order to be service without the sponsor.
>Two forms of state or federal issued IDs are required for 18 years and older; one must be a valid state or federal photo ID. Neither can be expired. All names on ID presented for validation must match the names in DEERS. All documents must be original copy or certified copy with file number. All documents must be in English.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed on all weekends and federal holidays. Office Number: 254-287-5670.
All Soldiers arriving to Fort Hood, Texas will in-process through the Reception Detachment, operated by Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood.
Uniform: Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP), if signing in Monday through Friday during duty hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). The Army Physical Fitness Uniform Pant (APFU) is not authorized to wear upon reporting.
Soldiers will need the following on arrival:
UPON ARRIVAL: Soldiers will sign-in and receive a briefing from the Reception Detachment Staff Duty personnel. Soldiers can expect to fill out paperwork, be assigned temporary lodging (if needed), and receive a 15-minute briefing about in-processing and Fort Hood.
For all other inquiries concerning in-processing, please contact the Copeland Center reception desk at commercial: 254-287-3832 or DSN 312-737-3832
Airport Information: All information regarding flying with American Airlines, including COVID-19 requirements, baggage status, baggage fees and information, status of your flight, create flight status notification, traveling with pets, travel restrictions, and travel updates can be found on the American Airlines website.
All information regarding flying with United Airlines, including COVID-19 requirements, baggage status, baggage fees and information, status of your flight, create flight status notification, traveling with pets, travel restrictions, and travel updates can be found on the United Airlines website.
Passengers can fly to any destination worldwide from the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (KFHRA). Currently, there are two (2) airline carriers servicing KFHRA – American Airlines and United Airlines. American’s hub is Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW) and United’s hub is Houston (George Bush Intercontinental Airport) (IAH).
For domestic flights, passengers need to arrive at the Airport one-and-a-half hours (1½) hours prior to their departure time. For international flights, passengers need to arrive at the airport two (2) hours prior to departure time.
Bus -- The Greyhound station at 216 E AVE C is open Monday- Sunday from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Holidays 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For ticket information, call 254-634-3843, 1-800-231-2222.
Federal law requires all customers ages 2 and over wear a mask covering the nose and mouth while at our facilities and onboard our buses.
Taxi -- There are many taxi/cab companies in the Killeen- Fort Hood area. Contact information is maintained at the Welcome Desk at the airport.