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5. Nearly 80,000 people live on Fort Hood, including 43,000 soldiers and about 18,000 of their family members.
6. It’s located in the middle of Texas, near the city of Killeen.
The base opened in 1942.
7. The base itself is 340 square miles, which makes it one of the top five largest military bases in the world. It is big enough to fit 15 Manhattan Islands.
Or one-fourth the size of Rhode Island.