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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: July 2, 2015 1:16:51 PM CDT

UPDATE: Fort Hood hosts Independence Day Celebration

Jon Christopher Davis, Lone Star Attitude Band and 1st Cavalry Division Band in entertainment lineup


FORT HOOD, Texas -- During Fort Hood's Independence Day celebration July 4, the Directorate of Emergency Services will close the Clear Creek Gate from approximately 9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. for safety purposes during the fireworks display.  The gate will reopen following the fireworks show.

All other gates on Fort  Hood will operate on their normal schedule.


FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood's Independence Day Celebration will begin at 4 p.m. July 4 in Hood Stadium located behind the Clear Creek Post Exchange.

Musical entertainment will include Jon Christopher Davis and Lone Star Attitude Band and 1st Cavalry Division Band will perform from 6-9:30 p.m.

Concluding this year's party is an extravagant 30-minute fireworks presentation beginning at 9:30 pm. Hood Stadium seats are usually filled quickly, so participants should come out early to hold their viewing spot.

During the event, food trucks will be selling food and beverages along with family readiness group food and beverage booths and other sponsored booths from 4-10 p.m. Alcohol will be sold during the event.

The Independence Day Celebration is a free event and open to the public.

Members of the general public in privately owned vehicles must enter and exit Clear Creek Gate (through the left visitors' lane for access) or obtain a pass from the Visitors' Welcome Center. Drivers and passengers 18 and older must have a valid photo ID.

On-post shuttles will be running approximately every 15 minutes. All individuals utilizing the bus service under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For a list of shuttle stops, visit Fort Hood's Family and DFMWR Web site at

Prohibited items at the Independence Day Celebration are explosive weapons, firearms, knives, clubs, brass knuckles, glass containers (except baby bottles), pets, alcohol, fireworks, and pop-up/canopy tents.

Concealed and open carry of firearms does not apply on Fort Hood because it is a federal installation.

Permitted items include: strollers, coolers (will be searched), camelbacks (will be searched), umbrellas, blankets, lawn chairs, small wagons, cameras, video recorder/camcorders, service animals (guide dogs, etc.).

The Independence Day Celebration is sponsored by Fort Hood Recycle, Net Zero Waste 2020, H-E-B, University of Phoenix, USAA, Southern New Hampshire University, DELL, Omni, Central Michigan University, AMG, Noodles & Company, Uber, Kool Smiles, Fort Hood National, PODS, Townsquare Media. (Sponsorship does not imply endorsement)


NOTE TO EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS: Media interested in attending any of the Independence Day activities must register here. Media should meet escorts at the South parking lot across from the Visitor Control Center at the Fort Hood Main Gate at 5 p.m. All television satellite/microwave trucks can only enter the installation at the Clarke Road-North entrance on U.S. Hwy. 190 at noon.

Because of traffic limitations in the event area, no media will be escorted onto the installation after 5 p.m.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 286-5139
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]