No outcbound Space-A (updated June 2018)
On-Post Lodging: (254) 532 8233, www.ihgarmyhotels.com
Supposedly a shuttle that runs from the Lodging to the base ops building -- but check with Lodging to be sure Off-Post Lodging: Many hotels/motels in area --- Killeen has the usual chain places -- about 20 or more -- Taxi is about 30 dollars OR MORE to get to most of them
- La Quinta (254) 526-8331
- Fairfield Inn (254) 536-3333;
- Holiday Inn (254)690-5511
- Howard Johnson (254) 536-4343
- Hilton Garden Inn (254) 782-9444
- Hampton Inn (254) 554-7110
- Executive Inn & Suites (254) 699-4801
- Best Western (Copperas Cove, a little closer than Killeen)
- Days Inn (Copperas Cove)
In June 2018, I was contacted by Base Ops and asked to remove their phone number as they do not provide any outgoing Space-A.
Per their Airfiled Operations Manual (2014), Para 41:
a. US Army Airfields receive no funding in support of Space Available Passenger Operations, as a result, RGAAF does not have the personnel, facilities, equipment, or personnel to provide adequate Space Available passenger operations.
b. With the inability of RGAAF to support Space Available passengers potentially hazardous situations may be created if large numbers of Space Available passengers arrive and are forced to spend long periods of time on the South Ramp in 100 degreetemperatures, in the rain, or possibly in freezing temperatures with ice and snow while awaiting ground transportation.
c. As a result of the limitations above, Space Available passenger operations, both inbound and outbound, are prohibited on RGAAF
d. Personnel requesting Space Available Travel will be referred to the Kelly Annex/ Lackland AFB Space Available Terminal at (210) 925-8715.
e. Airfield Operations will work together with US Air Force Air Mission Liaison
Officers (AMLO’s) to ensure that all US Air Force elements are aware of the policy of RGAAF in regards to Space Available operations.
f. If Space Available passengers arrive RGAAF despite the prohibition, all efforts will be made to ensure that they are adequately taken care of to include the coordination of follow-on ground transportation, if required.
You may be able to catch flights to Ft Hood but don't expect any assistance from any staff after you arrive at Base Ops. You can NOT walk from Base OPS to anywhere -- this area is well isolated from the rest of FT HOOD.
Taxi: There are a few in the area Yellow cab 254 699 2227 ; Cove taxi 254 542 8626 ; airport shuttle for a group of folks 254 690 6725 -they have vans for 10 pax --
The Taxi cost can be 30 dollars from the Base Ops building to the car rental at the Killeen Regional airport -- A little cheaper during the day when the FT HOOD gate going to the Regional Airport is open
On-Base Rental Cars: Hertz (254) 532-9065, in building 136 on Tank Battalion Rd - call to verify operating hours.
Off Base Rental Cars: Other car rentals at the Killeen regional air terminal---THEY DO NOT come and pick you up -- but worth a call to ask.
Enterprise at Copperas Cove 254 542 4101 They used to pre -position the car and leave the keys in ops -- worth checking if one is getting in late at night