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 11 Army bases or facilities located 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 II. Others started before that, providing support to World War I 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 any 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
  • NCO Leadership Center of Excellence
  • Joint Task Force North
  • Joint Modernization Command
  • 5th Armored Brigade
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
  • 93d Military Police Battalion

Official Site:

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Fort Cavazos

Location: Killeen, Texas

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In Use: 1942- Present

Overall Mission: Formerly known as Fort Hood, Fort Cavazos 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 Division
  • 1st Army Division West
  • 36th Engineer Brigade
  • 13th Sustainment Command
  • 1st Medical Brigade
  • 48th Chemical Brigade
  • 89th Military Police Brigade
  • 69th Air Defense Artillery 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:

  • 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command
  • 5th Recruiting Brigagde
  • 106th Signal Brigade
  • 470th Military Intelligence Brigade
  • Brooke Army Medical Center
  • US Army Corps of Engineers

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 build and remanufacture armored vehicles,  and provide maintenance worldwide in support of soldiers in the field. 

Units Stationed:

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

Official Site:

Camp Bowie

Location: Brownwood, 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. It is an active site that houses ammunition storage. 

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 in training and housing soldiers during the Spanish-American War and World War II. Today, it serves as a training facility for National Guard units.

Units Stationed:

  • Texas National Guard Officer Candidate School
  • Texas National Guard
  • Texas Air National Guard
  • U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Units

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 and Texas Civil Air Patrol.

Units Stationed:

  • 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 an Army facility that serves as an ammunition depot for Joint Base San Antonio. Its primary mission is to receive, store, and issue ordnance materials as well as perform testing on weapons and ammunition. It also serves as a weapons training site for qualification.

Units Stationed: 

  • Army Supply
  • Army Weapons Qualifying Site

Official Site:

Corpus Christi Army Depot

Location: Corpus Christi, Texas

Public Domain

In Use: 1941 – Present

Overall Mission: Corpus Christi Army Depot focuses on aviation repair and remanufacturing. It is a tenant of the Naval Air Station and became the U.S. Army Transportation Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center in 1961.

Army rotary aircraft served inlcude the UH-60 Black Hawk, HH-60 Pave Hawk, AH-64 Apache, and CH-47 Chinnok

Units Stationed: 

  • CCAD Corpus Christi Army Depot

Official Site:

Army Futures Command HQ

Location: Austin, Texas

Andrew Wilson, heraldic artist, Institute of Heraldry, Fort Belvoir VA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In Use: 2018 – Present

Overall Mission: Army Futures Command is a rare HQ unit based in an urban center, rather than a military base. Established in 2018, its primary mission is to modernize the U.S. Army, working with technology developers in the areas of software systems, precision firing systems, and armored vehicles.

Units Stationed: 

  • AFC

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.

Originally posted on 09/25/20

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