Relocation Information


Arriving Soldiers

While PCS travel frequently 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 First Sergeant.

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  • Location of churches, synagogues and mosques
  • Historical weather conditions
  • Vehicle registration policies and procedures

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Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion Welcome Packet


Welcome packets will be sent to you from your assigned Recruiting Company.  If you do not receive yours or have had no contact with your assigned Company 30 days prior to your arrival, contact the Battalion S-1 at 317-549-4923/1944.

Below is a welcome letter from the Battalion Command Sergeant Major.

Dear New Recruiter Team Member,

             Congratulations on your assignment to United States Army Recruiting Battalion, Indianapolis, Indiana.  As your Command Sergeant Major, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your Family as the newest members to our team.

             Effective sponsorship is critical to our success as an organization; it is essential that you and your assigned sponsor take the time necessary to settle and integrate yourself and your Family into the command and the local community.  We realize that once you arrive, you will be in a hurry to get to work; additionally, your station will be anxious to put you to work.  However, rushing through the process and not taking the appropriate time to take care of personal and Family needs will only hurt you, your Family, and the command in the long run.

             We must ensure that as you are in-processing with this Battalion and your new Company, your Family gets integrated into the Company and the USAREC Family Readiness Group as well.  Again, proper sponsorship is important and is a priority to both the Battalion Commander and myself, so if you have not received pinpoint assignment instructions, a welcome packet, and sponsor from your Station within two weeks from my letter, please let the S1 know immediately.  The S-1 staff can be reached at (317) 549-1923 or (317) 549-4924.

             If this is your first assignment with USAREC, you will find your experience extremely challenging and rewarding.  I expect Leaders to know, practice, and enforce the standards, not only in their workplace, but everywhere and at all times.  I expect Soldiers to know, understand and comply with established standards regardless of the situation.

             You must report to the Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion, 9142 Kent Avenue, Building 401-C, Indianapolis, Indiana to in-process before reporting to your company for recruiting station of assignment.  In closing, this is an exciting time to be a member of this winning team, and you should be as excited as I am about the journey ahead….again, welcome, and I look forward to serving with you.



In-Processing Checklist

All Soldiers need to report to Army Recruiting Battalion Headquarters for in-processing.  Battalion headquarters is located at 9152 Kent Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46216.


Driving directions to the Battalion:
 From all points, head to Indianapolis and take I-465 to the north side.  Take the 56th St exit and turn east.  Follow 56th St past the large building on your right to Post Rd.  Turn left on Post Rd and follow until it dead ends at 59th St.  Turn right and look for the building on your right.  Contact S-1 with any issues getting to the building at 317-549-1923.

You must bring the following items with you at the time you in process:

  • PCS orders and any amendments to these orders
  • 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 (if you have two vehicles)
  • 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

It is extremely important you have all the above required documents at the time of your in-processing. This is a large battalion. 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.

Ensure that you are green in all categories of MEDPROS prior to arriving at the battalion. Failure to do so will result in a delay of your in processing as you will be referred to Camp Atterbury SRP site prior to signing in to update red categories.