Fort Hood: $1B projects list 'mega store warehouse'Fort Hood: $1B projects list 'mega store warehouse'https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=49022014-02-18T08:03:00Z2014-02-18T09:00:00Z

FORT HOOD - Nearly $1 billion of new construction and big projects are in the works, including a new exchange, a hotel and facilities for units and training, said Brian Dosa, director of Fort Hood’s Directorate of Public Works.

The $24 million Training Support Center on South Range Rd. is underway. The new 160,975-sf facility will serve as a “mega store warehouse” to support soldiers training at Fort Hood.

“It’s one-stop shopping for training and supplies,” said Chris Bray, chief of the training division in the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

The support center is set to open in 2015. There will be a welcome area, storage with vehicle loading docks, office space, additional trainers and simulators, and a fabrication area where center employees can build training aids to order.

Besides Fort Hood soldiers, the center supports training throughout 126 Texas counties, including Goodfellow Air Force Base; Camps Walters and Bowie, Joint Base Grand Prairie; Army Reserve, National Guard and ROTC units; and other Defense Department and federal agencies.

Current training support is provided from various facilities across post, including some converted World War II-era barracks. The consolidation will result in a more than 50 percent reduction of buildings presently in use.

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