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Amy’s Attic Offers Self Storage for Troops Being Deployed Out of Ft. Hood

History of Fort Hood

In Killeen, Texas lies a large fort that has been active since 1942 and continues to be a well-known U.S. military base today. Controlled by the United States Army, there are over 40,000 assigned soldiers at Fort Hood. Ft. Hood is one of the largest military bases in the world by geographic area.

The Fort is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood who served the South during the American Civil War. When constructed, the fort was initially used to test and train with World War II tank destroyers. Upon opening, it housed 43,000 troops and its population peaked for a year in 1943 at almost 95,000 troops.

Since the opening of the Fort, the tank testing that occurred there went on a decline as they switched gears to focus on field artillery battalions and the Infantry Replacement Training Center, which would soon take over the tank division. Throughout the years, soldiers stationed at Fort Hood have been trained and sent to serve in major wars, such as World War II and the Vietnam War. Soldiers, when stationed, can stay at an army base for their whole career, but as an enlisted member, the average length of stay at Fort Hood is usually 3 – 4 years.  Fort Hood is the only post in the United States capable of stationing and training two armored divisions. Today, Fort Hood focuses on training, testing, and the introduction of new equipment, tactics, and organizations.

 

Storing Your Items During Deployment

There comes a time in most military careers where you are asked to move far away to serve your country in different capacities. Deployments can be stressful on a soldier and family when they are expected to leave everything to go overseas. It is important to look around your area for the best storage options and rates for the amount and type of items that you have. When looking for a unit it is important to choose one that is climate controlled (in most cases) since you will be gone for an extended amount of time and some items would be vulnerable to damage otherwise. These items below are best to be stored securely at a storage facility:

  • Furniture
  • Home décor and artwork
  • Civilian clothing
  • Books
  • Bicycles and Sports Equipment
  • Personal items
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Boats
  • Vehicles (including motorcycles and RVs)

Jewelry and valuable coins should be placed in a safe deposit box at a local Texas bank to be on the safer side. It would also be a good idea to set up an automatic payment with both your bank and self storage facility to be sure that everything is paid on time.

 

Amy’s Attic Self Storage and Eagle Landing Duplex Homes

Amy’s Attic Self Storage are more than equipped to provide a safe environment for your items while you are out on military deployments. We have 3 locations which are especially close to Fort Hood:

Amy’s Attic Copperas Cove (12 miles / 12 minutes from Fort Hood)
930 W Business 190,
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
254-547-9629

Amy’s Attic Killeen (8 miles / 13 minutes from Fort Hood)
5708 E Rancier Ave,
Killeen, TX 76543
254-690-0010

Amy’s Attic Harker Heights (10 miles / 12 minutes from Fort Hood)
800 Prospector Trl,
Harker Heights, TX 76548
254-526-7867

With temperature-controlled units and an insurance program, we are ready to meet almost all of your storage needs. Amy’s Attic would like to thank military personnel and veterans for their service by providing a military discount. Our military discount ranges from 5 – 10% depending on active duty or veteran status. If you are interested in taking advantage of our military discount or if you have any questions, please contact us at 855-426-9728.

Lastly, if you are in the process of moving to Fort Hood, our Salado facility which is 25 minutes from Fort Hood now has rentals available. (both unfurnished and furnished rentals are available). These duplex units were recently constructed in Spring 2020 and offer modern amenities and turn-key Central Texas living. For more information on these brand new duplex rentals, please visit https://www.eaglelandingrentals.com. Each duplex unit has approximately 1,150 sq. ft. with two bedrooms, two baths, and a private garage. Whether you are looking for a short term rental or long-term rental, the duplexes located adjacent to our Salado storage facility are a great option for those who work at Fort Hood.

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