Have fun at Ft. Hood. Are you doing hometown recruiting? That could be what the month was for or they're just rough orders and you'll get your actual ones closer to graduation.
Ft. Hood was my favorite duty station. Austin is only about 30-45 mins and it is awesome. Look for the BBQ joint on the corner of Red River and Cesar Chavez called Ironworks. Awesome f'in bbq. 6th street is a lot of fun, hot college chicks everywhere. Lake Belton is pretty cool and there are tons of lakes around Austin. Explore the area and don't be a barracks rat.
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"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." ~ Thomas Jefferson
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~ Benjamin Franklin