monday, april 8: all armed services ymca killeen facilities/programming will be closed



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Our Mission

The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the challenges of military life.

While our focus is on strengthening military families, Armed Services YMCA Killeen empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow, and thrive.

What We Do for a Better Us

Our programs empower young people, improve health and well-being, as well as provide support and inspire action in our communities today and every day. Explore our offerings below!

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Browse programs exclusively tailored to meet the needs of military members and their families serving in the Killeen and Fort Cavazos (FKA Fort Hood) communities.

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From fitness classes and personal training to sports and nutritional counseling, see the full range of wellness programs that make the Armed Services YMCA Killeen more than just a gym.

An Armed Services YMCA staff member reads to two children during an after-school program


Armed Services YMCA Killeen offers drop-in care at our gym, camp opportunities, and low-cost, high-quality, State-licensed Before & After School Care for elementary students in Central Texas.

Become a Member

With a state-of-the-art facility, 80 free fitness classes a week, two hours of Child Watch a day, special member pricing on programs and child care, free support seminars, and a commitment to supporting military families, we are more than just a gym. We're a place for connection, empowerment, and opportunity. You belong here—join us!

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Armed Services YMCA Killeen offers programs and services to ease the burden on active-duty military families and single service members, with a focus on junior-enlisted personnel.

We work with installation leadership to ensure a network of support for military families at Fort Cavazos and in the surrounding areas. Thanks to this collaboration, we can identify and address gaps in services that pose a hardship to service members and their families—hardships that can negatively affect mission readiness.

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a little girl practices her letters with her mom’s hand holding the paper down

Operation Little Learners

Operation Little Learners is an interactive education program that offers new parents and their children ages 2-5 an opportunity to learn and grow together.

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Operation Hero

Operation Hero is a no-cost after-school program designed to help military kids who may be struggling with change get back on track at home and in school.

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Emergency Food Assistance

Armed Services YMCA Killeen aids military families by providing food items in times of crisis, such as pandemics, natural disasters, or financial emergencies.

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Why It Matters


The number of times military children will be transferred by the 12th grade


The percentage of military families who feel isolated from their communities

7 in 10

The ratio of military parents struggling to access affordable, quality childcare.


The percentage of military children on free or reduced-price lunch programs.