1CD Air Cav BDE Change of Command

Troops stand in formation before the start of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade change of command Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Cooper Field in Fort Hood, Texas. (Jason Hoekema|Herald)

Fort Hood has had a rather stable population over the last three years, averaging between 36,000 and 37,000 active duty troops assigned with roughly 50,000 family members stationed with them.

The makeup of that population affects the surrounding communities and particularly the Killeen school district, which is trying to plan for growth and has relied heavily on federal monetary aid — known as impact aid — for educating military dependants.

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