Fort Hood

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Fort Hood is a U.S. military post located in Killeen, Texas.wikipedia
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Killeen, Texas

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Fort Hood is a U.S. military post located in Killeen, Texas.
It is the principal city of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Austin, Texas

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It is located halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 mi from each, within the U.S. state of Texas.
The area's earliest known inhabitants lived during the late Pleistocene (Ice Age) and are linked to the Clovis culture around 9200 BC (over 11,200 years ago), based on evidence found throughout the area and documented at the much-studied Gault Site, midway between Georgetown and Fort Hood.

Cantonment

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The main cantonment of Fort Hood had a total population of 53,416 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.
In United States military parlance, a cantonment is an essentially permanent residential (i.e. barracks) section of a fort or other military installation such as Fort Hood.

Andrew Davis Bruce

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Andrew Davis (A.D.) Bruce was assigned to organize a new Tank Destroyer Tactical and Firing Center, and he chose Killeen, Texas for the new camp.
He retired from the United States Army in 1954 as a lieutenant general after seeing action in both World War I and World War II and founding Fort Hood, Texas.

III Corps (United States)

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In mid-1954, III Corps moved from California to Fort Hood. Fort Hood is one of the largest United States military installations in the world, and is the home of III Corps, 1st Cavalry Division, 13th Sustainment Command, First Army Division West, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade and many other Forces Command and other units.
III Corps is a corps of the United States Army headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas.

Gatesville, Texas

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In January 1943, an additional 16000 acre in Bell County and 34943 acre in Coryell County near Gatesville, Texas were purchased.
Gatesville is part of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Bell County, Texas

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The main business area is in Bell County, with the training countryside area of the post in Coryell County.
In 1942, Fort Hood was opened as a military training base.

1st Cavalry Division (United States)

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In 1971, the colors of the 1st Cavalry Division came to Fort Hood from Vietnam, resulting in the reflagging of the 1st Armored Division, the colors of which were sent to Germany to reflag the 4th Armored Division.
It is based at Fort Hood, Texas.

West Fort Hood

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On 15 June 1963 Killeen Base was turned over to the Army.
West Fort Hood is an underground weapons storage area adjacent to Fort Hood in Texas.

Strategic Army Corps

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In 1958, the 4th Infantry Division was selected to be the sole infantry component in the Strategic Army Corps (STRAC) and assigned the mission to suppress aggression wherever American interests were threatened.
Combat Command A of the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, were designated as STRAC's first-line divisions, while the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, and the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg were to provide backup in the event of general war.

Elvis Presley

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Probably the most famous trainee to come through Fort Hood was Elvis Presley, arriving on 28 March 1958.
Presley commenced basic training at Fort Hood, Texas.

Reorganization plan of United States Army

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By mid-1993 the division at Fort Hood had completed changes of unit names to those associated with the 5th Division, and began participation in the early stages of the Army's Experimental Force, Force XXI.
They are standardized formations across the active and reserve components, meaning an Armored BCT at Fort Hood is the same as one at Fort Stewart.

1st Armored Division (United States)

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In 1971, the colors of the 1st Cavalry Division came to Fort Hood from Vietnam, resulting in the reflagging of the 1st Armored Division, the colors of which were sent to Germany to reflag the 4th Armored Division.
Reduced in size and moved back to Fort Hood, the 1st Armored Division reverted to a training cadre for new inductees.

John Bell Hood

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The post is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood who is best known for commanding the Texas Brigade against the U.S. Army during the American Civil War.
He is memorialized by Hood County in Texas and the U.S. Army installation, Fort Hood in central Texas.

United States Disciplinary Barracks

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During the war years, North Camp Hood housed nearly 40,000 troops and 4,000 prisoners of war, and was the site for the southern branch of the United States Disciplinary Barracks.

Naser Jason Abdo

Naser Jason Abdo, an AWOL private, was arrested near Fort Hood, and in a statement by the police chief of Killeen, Texas, the man told investigators that he wanted to attack fellow soldiers at the military post.
Naser Jason Abdo (born April 1, 1990) is an American former US Army Private First Class who was arrested July 28, 2011, near Fort Hood, Texas, and was held without bond for possession of an unregistered firearm and allegedly planning to attack a restaurant frequented by soldiers from the base.

4th Armored Division (United States)

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During this period, the 4th Armored Division was reactivated and deployed to Germany as part of the "Gyroscope" concept of unit movement.
The 4th AD was reactivated on 15 June 1954 at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas with the name 4th Armored "Breakthrough" Division ("Breakthrough" was discontinued some years afterwards) and was deployed to West Germany in 1957 with headquarters at Cooke Barracks in Göppingen.

Coryell County, Texas

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In January 1943, an additional 16000 acre in Bell County and 34943 acre in Coryell County near Gatesville, Texas were purchased. The main business area is in Bell County, with the training countryside area of the post in Coryell County.
*Fort Hood (partly in Bell County)

Task Force ODIN

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Task Force ODIN was created at Ft. Hood.
The unit was formed at Fort Hood, Texas, and first deployed in October 2006.

Fort Polk

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As a result of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) reductions, the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), then located at Fort Polk Louisiana, was reflagged as the U.S. 2nd Armored Division in late 1992.
Upon completion of Operation Sagebrush, Camp was declared a permanent installation and the 1st Armored Division was reassigned from Fort Hood to the newly renamed Fort Polk to continue to test mobility and combat strategies for the nuclear age.

Under the Hood Café

In 2009, the tradition of the Oleo Strut continued when the Under the Hood Café opened.
It provided services for soldiers located at Fort Hood, one of the largest American military installation in the world.

3rd Cavalry Regiment (United States)

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Fort Hood is one of the largest United States military installations in the world, and is the home of III Corps, 1st Cavalry Division, 13th Sustainment Command, First Army Division West, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade and many other Forces Command and other units.
The 3rd Cavalry Regiment, formerly 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment ("Brave Rifles" ) is a regiment of the United States Army currently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)

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Fort Hood is one of the largest United States military installations in the world, and is the home of III Corps, 1st Cavalry Division, 13th Sustainment Command, First Army Division West, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade and many other Forces Command and other units.
Formed at Fort Hood, Texas when the 1st Logistics Command deployed to Vietnam, the organization then known as the 13th Support Brigade was initially responsible for the training of technical services units to assume combat service support missions in Southeast Asia.

Boeing AH-64 Apache

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Some of these new advances in technology and war fighting included the fielding of the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the M2A2 Operation Desert Storm (ODS) Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, the M109A6 Paladin howitzer, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, the AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter, and the M6 Bradley Linebacker.
The first operational Apache unit, 7th Battalion, 17th Cavalry Brigade, began training on the AH-64A in April 1986 at Fort Hood, Texas.

4th Infantry Division (United States)

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In 1995, the 2nd Armored Division was reflagged as the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.
In December 1995, the Ivy Division was moved to Fort Hood, Texas when the 2nd Armored Division was deactivated as part of the downsizing of the Army.