army bases in texas

Army Bases In Texas

As Texas is such a large state, you can imagine that they have a large presence of military bases. As for the Army, there are 9 Army Bases in Texas that are currently in active status.

These bases all have a rich history, and they were founded in a variety of different years. For example, a few Army bases in Texas began during world war 2. Others started before that, providing support to world war 1 and the Spanish-American war. 

Some Texas bases house Active army units, while others are serving as more of a historical site or National Guard training center.

Below, you will find a few key facts about each of the Army bases in Texas. If you’d like to learn more about nay specific base, feel free to visit their official sites (listed below).

Fort Bliss

Location: El Paso, Texas

fort bliss army base in texas

In Use: 1849- Present

Overall Mission: Fort Bliss works to support contingency operations while providing excellent support to their community, both military and civilian.

Units Stationed:

  • 1st Armored Division
  • 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command
  • US Army Sergeants Major Academy
  • Joint Task Force North
  • Joint Modernization Command
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center

Official Site:

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Fort Hood

Location: Killeen, Texas

ft hood texas

In Use: 1942- Present

Overall Mission: Fort Hood works to provide the best facilities, programs, and infrastructures to train units for deployment, as well as to take care of soldiers and their families.

Units Stationed:

  • III Armored Corps
  • 1st Calvary
  • 1st Army Division West
  • 36th Engineer Brigade
  • 13th Sustainment Command
  • 1st Medical Brigade
  • 48th Chemical Brigade
  • 89th Military Police Brigade

Official Site:

Joint Base San Antonio

Location: San Antonio, Texas

jbsa army base in texas

In Use: 1876 (Fort Sam Houston), 2010- Present (Joint Base)

Overall Mission: This Joint Base is a combination of the US Army’s Fort Sam Houston, the US Air Force’s Randolph Air Force Base, Lackland Air Force Base, and Martindale Air Field

Units Stationed:

  • 502d Mission Support Group
  • Army Medical Department and School
  • Defense Medical Readiness and Training Institute
  • Air Force Ground Combat Skills School

Official Site:

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Red River Army Depot

Location: Texarkana, Texas

red river army depot

In Use: 1941- Present

Overall Mission: This base works to sustain fight power for all military branches through ground combat and tactical systems sustainment.

Units Stationed:

  • Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

Official Site:

Camp Bowie

Location: Bronwood, Texas

camp bowie texas

In Use: 1940- Present

Overall Mission: Camp Bowie was a widely-used training base around the time of the second world war. Today, it is still used for National Guard training purposes.

Units Stationed:

  • Texas National Guard units for various training types

Official Site: N/A

Camp Mabry

Location: Austin, Texas

camp mabry army base in texas

In Use: 1892- Present

Overall Mission: Camp Mabry is a historical site due to its role of training and housing soldiers during the Spanish-American War and World War 2. Today, it serves as a training facility for National Guard units.

Units Stationed:

  • WW2 Texas Defense Guard
  • Texas National Guard Officer Candidate School
  • Texas National Guard
  • Texas Air National Guard
  • Texas State Guard

Official Site: N/A

Camp Swift

Location: Bastrop County, Texas

camp swift

In Use: 1942- Present

Overall Mission: Camp Swift is another base with a rich history that now serves as a training facility, mainly for Texas National Guard units.

Units Stationed:

  • 10th Mountain Division (WW2)
  • 2nd Infantry Division (WW2)
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • State Guard 
  • Law Enforcement, High School ROTC, and Civil Air Patrol

Official Site: N/A

Camp Bullis

Location: Bexar County, Texas

camp bullis

In Use: 1917- Present

Overall Mission: Camp Bullis works to provide training and operations support to Joint Base San Antonio (shown above).

Units Stationed:

  • US Army Medical Training
  • Army, Reserve, National Guard, and Air Force training

Official Site:

Camp Stanley

Location: Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

camp stanley army base in texas

In Use: 1917- Present

Overall Mission: Camp Stanley is a base for storage activity, including background information, current conditions, correspondence, work plans, site maps, and more.

Units Stationed: 

  • Army Supply
  • Army Weapons Qualifying Site

Official Site:

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Texas is home to 9 active duty Army bases. Learn more about each TX Army base, including when it was founded, units stationed there, and more.
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