When you fly to a jet charter airport in Fort Hood, Texas, you’ll arrive at one of the largest army bases in the world.
With a population of 217,000 sprawled across almost as many acres, 214,000 to be exact, Fort Hood is the world’s third-largest army base. Built as a training and testing facility for tank destroyers in the Second World War, Fort Hood is home to the Tank Destroyer Tactical and Firing Center. With 45,414 active soldiers, the remainder of Fort Hood’s 217,000 people are family members and civilian personnel.
Constructed in 1942, more than 300 families had to relocate from the area to make room for the basse. Named for General John Bell Hood, who served the Confederate Army during the Civil War, Fort Hood is primarily used for training and testing new tactics and equipment. During the Vietnam War, Fort Hood also became a hotspot of anti-war activity. Despite being the third-largest army base, it is the largest armored post with an active-duty military.
Situated just outside Fort Hood is the military boom town of Killeen. With a population of 127,000, Killeen’s livelihood is entirely dependent on Fort Hood and the soldiers and families who call the military base home.
When you fly by private jet for Fort Hood and Killeen by private jet, your wheels will touch down at the Robert Gray Army Airfield. From here, you’re perfectly situated to obtain your visitors pass and visit Fort Hood.