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Relocation Information

Arriving Soldiers

While PCS travel always has many surprises, knowing more about the area and the people you'll be working with can really help. This site is designed to help you familiarize yourself with your new community and enable you to contact your Commander and 1st Sergeant.

Find out everything you need before you move.

Call the Army OneSource toll free at (800) 464-8107 24x7 for your free relocation report compliments of US Army Recruiting for soldiers assigned to recruiting duty.

  • 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

Try the Defense Manpower Data Center's SITES

Consumer Complaints

Military Spouse Employment Resource

USAREC Soldier & Family Assistance Web Site

Cleveland Recruiting Batttalion Welcome Packet

Welcome to the Cleveland Recruiting Battalion! We have a Welcome Packet for you with all the information that you will need to get as well as a staff eager to help.

Links or email addresses you may need:


For questions or comments please contact:

In-Processing Checklist

Complete these items, and bring the required documents when you sign-in:

  • PCS orders with ALL amendments
  • DA Form 31 (Both PTDY and PCS Leave Forms)
  • BAH Form Completed
  • Personal data (Family) in order to update the DD Form 93 - SGLI
  • Completed DD 1351-2 – Travel Voucher
  • TLE – Temporary Lodging Expenses after your arrival to the Battalion area (10 days maximum)
  • Most recent NCOER
  • DA 201 File
  • Army Recruiter Course (ARC) completion certificate and 1059
  • All dependent documents (marriage license, divorce decree, birth certificates)
  • Most recent APFT card and body fat worksheet (if applicable)
  • Most recent weapons qualification card
  • If promotable:  your promotion packet and any supporting documents to add points
  • ID tags and ID card (CAC)
  • Original supporting documents to update ERB/ORB
  • Profile (if applicable)
  • Orders identifying 79R as your secondary MOS
  • Orders authorizing Basic Army Recruiter Silver Badge
  • Receipts for any travel expenses over $75
  • Arrive with MEDPROs status as GREEN
  • If requested, we will process your Dislocated Living Allowance (DLA) and / or Advance Pay, if you have not received any prior to your PCS move
  • DD 1561 Request for Family Separation Allowance
  • Vehicle registration (if you have two vehicles)
  • 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
  • Have a valid, working ID card and know your PIN
  • Complete/Update your DoD CyberAwareness Challenge Training
  • Sign the Army's Acceptable Use Policy
  • Complete the Army's Initial Security Training in LMS
  • Complete the Army's Refresher Security Training in LMS


It is extremely important that you have all the above required documents at the time of your in-processing. Our battalion covers a large geographical area in Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania. You may have a long drive back to your pinpoint assignment if you forget any of these documents. In-processing must be completed on the day you arrive at the battalion.


If you have any questions, please call or email the BN S1 PRIOR to your Arrival:



Family Services

If you are moving here from previous recruiting assignment, you are already used to the unique Army lifestyle. However, if you are new to recruiting, you will find this Army assignment is unique in many way; one we hope you will enjoy and into which you can easily transition.

Think of this office as your mini-Army Community Services. We service roughly 500 people, to include Army recruiters, their families and single soldiers. We look forward to meeting you. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at (216) 802-1407 or by email.


Battalion Family Readiness Group Facebook Page:


Battalion Family Liaison Program Contacts:


Brigade Family Advocacy Coordinator Contacts:



Resource Links:



Army OneSource (Formerly Army Community Service (ACS))


Military OneSource


Military Spouses


Army Emergency Relief


American Red Cross


Army FRG


Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)


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