Fort Cavazos

Updated: October 19, 2023
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    Fort Cavazos is in Killeen, Texas. It is between both cities Austin and Waco The post is the headquarters of III Armored Corps, First Army Division West and is home to the 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Cavalry Regiment. Once named Fort Hood, Fort Cavazos is one of the most populated U.S. military installations in the world. The fort plays a pivotal role in testing and training of new armored U.S. army equipment.

    Base Operator:

    Bldg. 36000
    Shoemaker Lane
    Fort Cavazos, TX 76544

    Fort Cavazos Housing

    Fort Cavazos offers on-post and off-post housing options. Cavalry Family Housing operates and manages housing on-post housing units.

    Off-post housing options are available in the surrounding areas of Killeen and suburbs of Waco and Austin Texas.

    How to Apply For Housing

    Contact the Housing Service Office to learn more about how to apply. The number to reach the office is 254-285-2313.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    At the military base, temporary lodging options are available for both Temporary Duty (TDY) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) personnel. The IHG Holiday Inn through IHG Army Hotels offers temporary lodging options. To make reservations, call 254-532-8233.


    What is the BAH for Fort Cavazos?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Fort Cavazos varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Texas state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.



    Military Housing Area: CA392

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $2,691 $2,019
    E02 $2,691 $2,019
    E03 $2,691 $2,019
    E04 $2,691 $2,019
    E05 $2,859 $2,325
    E06 $3,552 $2,664
    E07 $3,645 $2,733
    E08 $3,744 $3,000
    E09 $3,951 $3,207
    W01 $3,573 $2,682
    W02 $3,690 $2,997
    W03 $3,810 $3,231
    W04 $4,005 $3,573
    W05 $4,242 $3,666
    O01E $3,660 $2,856
    O02E $3,789 $3,162
    O03E $4,038 $3,546
    O01 $2,946 $2,520
    O02 $3,543 $2,805
    O03 $3,807 $3,300
    O04 $4,323 $3,645
    O05 $4,695 $3,699
    O06 $4,734 $3,789
    O07 $4,773 $3,855

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.


    Fort Cavazos Surrounding Area

    Fort Cavazos is near the town of Killeen. Within about an hour drive, you can find the cities of Waco and Austin, Texas. Austin houses such landmarks as the Texas State Capitol. The region is home to prairie vegetation as well as hiking trails for outdoor activities.


    On-post medical services are available at Fort Cavazos, specifically at Carl. R. Darnall Army Medical Center. It is a 151-bed hospital that contains 22 specialty clinics.


    Fort Cavazos offers child care options through several Child Development Centers (CDCs). They offer full-day, part-day, and extended day care options for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The centers also provide a school-year care program for students.


    On-post schools at Fort Cavazos are serviced by the Killeen Independent School District. The Copperas Cove ISD also serves schools in areas surrounding the fort. To learn more, reach out to the School Liaison Office at 254-288-7946.

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