FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas – The Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) Senior Commander has authorized the delayed reporting for Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) personnel Jan. 31 due to forecasted freezing temperatures, freezing precipitation, and hazardous road conditions.
A weather assessment will be made at 7 a.m. Jan. 31 by Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) leadership and emergency services personnel to assess road conditions and other safety measures based on current weather factors to determine if closure of the post is warranted. If that decision is made, it will be posted here at fortcavazosmediacenter.com or facebook.com/usagforthood.
Mission essential personnel will report to work at normal duty time.
Department of the Army Civilians will report to work at 9 a.m.
Soldiers and Airmen will report to work at 10 a.m.
Contract personnel should contact their program manager for required report times.
The Meadows Child Development Center will be open for childcare services for mission essential personnel only at 5:30 a.m. All other childcare facilities will open at 8 a.m.
All physical training has been cancelled.
Liberal leave policy is in effect. DA civilian employees should contact their supervisor regarding requested leave.
The Clear Creek (Main) Exchange, Clear Creek Commissary and Warrior Way Commissary will open at 9 a.m. For the most current information on AAFES facility hours, visit https://www.facebook.com/HoodExchange. For the most current information on Commissary hours, visit Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) – Clear Creek | Commissaries or Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) – Warrior Way | Commissaries.
The Carl R. Darnall Medical Center will also operate under a two-hour delay.
All out-patient, laboratory and pharmacy operations will open at 10 a.m. In-patient and emergency room operations will not be affected and will remain open. All appointments prior to 10 a.m. will be rescheduled.
During this delay, patients can utilize the MHS Genesis Patient Portal to schedule appointments, address any health concerns via the Nurse Advice Hotline at (800) 874-2273 and access Q-Anywhere for prescriptions.
For the most current information, staff and patients should visit www.facebook.com/CRDAMC.
Soldiers and their families should check with their school districts for possible school closings in their area. For the latest information on KISD on-post schools, visit https://www.killeenisd.org.
All personnel are encouraged to call ahead for other on-post agency appointments such as identification cards.
Additionally, Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) leadership will continue to monitor weather conditions and will decide mid-day Jan. 31 regarding installation status for Feb. 1.
All personnel should use caution while driving on area roads especially on overpasses and while walking on sidewalks and entry ways to buildings.