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Texas Military Base Guide

Military Bases in Texas

More than 117 thousand active duty, Guard, and Reserve servicemembers are stationed in Texas. There are more than 1.5 million veterans living in the state. The Texas State Governor’s Office notes there are 15 military bases in the state, plus recruiting battalions and other military operations. State military operations contribute $100 billion or more to the Texas economy.

If you are traveling to Texas on PCS orders, look up the BAH in your new duty location using our BAH Calculator. You can also find veterans benefits in Texas.

Army Bases in Texas

  • Fort Bliss
  • Fort Cavazos (formerly Fort Hood)
  • US Army Cadet Command, 5th Brigade
  • USAREC, 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion
  • USAREC, Dallas Battalion
  • USAREC, Houston Battalion
  • USAREC, San Antonio Battalion
  • Red River Army Depot

Air Force Bases in Texas

  • Dyess Air Force Base
  • Sheppard AFB
  • Goodfellow Air Force Base
  • Joint Base San Antonio (Lackland, Randolph, Sam Houston)
  • Laughlin Air Force Base

Navy Bases in Texas

Get more info on VA benefits for veterans, retirees, separating service members, spouses, dependents, and disabled veterans. Learn more about the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon program, monthly housing allowances, VA loans, and TRICARE.

Did you know? The State of Texas offers qualifying veterans, spouses, and dependent children up to 150 hours of free college tuition. This is done thanks to the Hazelwood Act, which includes fees but not books, supplies, or lodging.

Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Texas

Brownwood VA Clinic

2600 Memorial Park Drive
Brownwood, TX 76801-5950
800-423-2111
Mental health: 325-641-0568

Abilene Veteran Readiness and Employment Office

1150 Estates Dr
Suite B
Abilene, TX 79602
325-677-1503

VetSuccess on Campus at Central Texas College

6200 W Central Texas Expressway
Bldg 215, Room 119
Killeen, TX 76549
254-501-3094

Pre-Discharge Site at Fort Cavazos

36000 Darnall Loop
Shoemaker Center, Suite 0407
Fort Cavazos, TX 76544
254-288-3700

Fort Cavazos Veteran Readiness and Employment Office

36000 Shoemaker Center
Suite 2706
Fort Cavazos, TX 76544
254-288-0011

VA Regional Benefit Satellite Office at Fort Cavazos

36000 Darnall Loop
Shoemaker Center, Suite 2706
Fort Cavazos, TX 76544
254-288-3700

VetSuccess on Campus at Texas A&M University Central Texas

1001 Leadership Place
RM 221A
Killeen, TX 76549
254-519-5404

Austin Veteran Readiness and Employment Office

12515 Research Blvd
Bldg 7, Suite 160
Austin, TX 78759
512-206-0857

Killeen Heights Vet Center

302 Millers Crossing
Suite 4
Harker Heights, TX 76548
254-953-7100

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen

11463 South Highway 195
Killeen, TX 76542
254-616-1770

Other Military Bases in the Continental United States

Look up the BAH in your new duty location by searching for your zip code’s housing allowance using our BAH Calculator. You can also review our complete list of Military Bases by State.

 

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