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FORT HOOD, Texas — Due to an increased mission set in the Fort Hood Legal Assistance Office, tax assistance will no longer be offered for service members and retirees here.

Personnel are encouraged to consider the following options.

The first is Military OneSource MilTax. It is easy-to-use, free software for preparing and e-filing federal and state taxes. Additionally, Soldiers can call a MilTax expert 24 hours, seven days a week, at (800) 342-9647. To find more information, visit their website at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/taxes/miltax-military-tax-services/.

The second option is visiting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance location in the area. This is free in-person assistance with federal taxes for qualifying individuals. To find the nearest VITA location, use the VITA locator tool at https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1543 or call (800) 906-9887.

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Procedures for reporting on Fort Hood

The Fort Hood Media Relations staff assists members of the news media in reporting on Fort Hood, ensuring the American public has access to information they need to understand the military’s role in the community, in support of the nation, and throughout the world.   The latest news from the installation is posted on the Fort Hood Press Center available online at www.forthoodpresscenter.com.   News media wishing to cover events on Fort Hood should submit their requests on the press center at Submit your question here.

News Media Reporting on Fort Hood

  • All news media representatives planning to cover events on Fort Hood must be escorted by a member of one of the post’s Public Affairs Offices, or will be refused entry to Fort Hood. Call (254) 287-9993 or (254) 287-0106 to request a PAO escort. Escorts should be arranged in advance to allow for coordination with the organization receiving coverage.
  • After hours, media should call the Emergency Operations Center at (254) 287-2054 and ask for the on-call PAO.
  • Members of the news media who have a personal affiliation with the military (retiree, spouse or family member) and have a military identification card are instructed to call the Garrison PAO media relations office at the numbers above for escort when reporting a story. Due to the limited number of PAO staff members available to provide escort, media are asked to request escort support as far in advance as possible.
  • The media are reminded that security precautions and federal regulations prohibit unlimited access to military installations and media representatives found unescorted by a representative of a Public Affairs Office are subject to confiscation of cameras and recorders and may be subject to prosecution by the federal court system.
  • Current security regulations require all vehicles entering Fort Hood to present a current driver’s license as well as being subject to a complete inspection. All passengers must have photo identification. Vehicles that arrive at the gate without the proper documentation will be denied entry.

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