For Arriving Soldiers
Find out everything you need before you move...

Soldiers assigned to recruiting duty should call the Army OneSource toll free at (800) 464-8107 for your free relocation report. The service is available 24/7, compliments of US Army Recruiting.

Topics include:

  • Cost of living for city and state to which you are relocating and how it compares with the cost of living where you presently reside.
  • Crime statistics
  • Profiles for types of schools
  • Location of churches, synagogues and mosques
  • Historical weather conditions
  • Vehicle registration policies and procedures

Also, try the Defense Manpower Data Center's SITES:

Click here for directions to Fort Meade.

Click here for information about Fort Meade housing.

Click here for information from the Fort Meade Relocation Assistance Program.

For those locating somewhere other than Fort Meade, please refer to your respective unit's Internet site.

Do you need a welcome packet for the 1st Recruiting Brigade?

If you are brand new to 1st Recruiting Brigade and have any questions regarding your upcoming duty assignment, the area you will be working or anything at all, just contact the brigade's HHC First Sergeant at 301-677-5427 or via email. The commander is looking forward to answering all of your questions.

You must bring the following items with you when you in process:

  • PCS orders and any amendments
  • Original DA 31 (leave form)
  • Finance packet to include advance travel receipts (manila folder)
  • DD 1561 Request for Family Separation Allowance
  • MOS orders (provided by the Army Recruiter School)
  • Army Recruiter Course (ARC) graduation certificate
  • Vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Information necessary to update DD 93 and SGLI
  • Military 201 file: 2A, 2-1, promotion packet (if applicable)
  • Last NCOER
  • Military ID card
  • Civilian and military drivers license
  • Reenlistment card
  • Quarters termination sheet if you lived in government quarters
  • OIF's if you have reintegration certification please bring with you
  • MEDPROS Update

All of these documents are important to have at the time of your in-processing. This is a large brigade. You may have a long drive back to your assignment location if you forget any single document. In-processing must be completed on the day you arrive.

Our Family Services

If you are joining 1st Recruiting Brigade  from a previous recruiting assignment, you are already aware of our unique Army culture and lifestyle. However, if you are new to the recruiting world, you will find an Army Recruiting assignment to be unique in many way. We hope you will find your transition easy and enjoy your time with us.

Think of our Family Services team as your mini-Army Community Services. We support the needs of Army Recruiters, their Families and single Soldiers. We look forward to meeting you. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at (301) 677-4568/2571 or by sending us an email.

Brigade Family Program Contacts:

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