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

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Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion Welcome Packet

Welcome to the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion!

As you make your transition to the Milwaukee Battalion, you will be assigned a sponsor to help your transition.  Your sponsor and the entire battalion staff are here to ensure that your transition to our battalion is smooth and that your tour here is an enjoyable one.  As part of your arrival to the Battalion headquarters for in-processing, you will meet with the Milwaukee Battalion SFA (Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manager).  During this visit, we will work with you to contact DEERS to update your information such as new mailing address, telephone number and your dependents that should be reported in DEERS.  We will also assist you in getting enrolled in the appropriate Tricare program.  You are encouraged to visit the Tricare website at and click on the link “Find A Provider”.  It will help a great deal if you have a few doctors in mind to serve as your Primary Care Manager, before you arrive for in-processing.

The following links highlight some additional resources that may assist your transition:

Should you have any questions before your arrival, please feel free to contact our SFA at 414-577-2527 or via email.

The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion is located at:
11425 W. Lake Park Drive, Milwaukee, WI  53224
Our main telephone number is 414-577-2500.

In-Processing Checklist

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)
  • 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
  • Last NCOER
  • Military ID card
  • Civilian and military drivers license
  • 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.

If you have any questions, please call the S-1 office at 414-577-2505.

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 ways; 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, please contact us at 414-577-2527 or by email.

Battalion Family Liaison Program Contacts

Soldier Family Assistance Program Manager
Telephone: 414-577-2527
Fax: 414-577-2528

Family Advocacy Coordinator

Military Family Life Consultants


Helpful Programs

The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is input from the people of the Army to Army leadership.  It is a process that lets Soldiers and Families say what is working and what is not-AND what they think will fix it.  It alerts commanders and Army leaders to areas of concern that need their attention, and it gives them the opportunity to quickly put plans into place to work towards resolving the issues.  Visit the Army Family Action Plan at

Army Family Team Building is a volunteer-led organization with a central tenet: provide training and knowledge to spouses and family members to support the total Army effort.  It is AFTB’s mission to prepare our Army families to move successfully into the future.  Visit Army Family Team Building at

Family Readiness Groups provide direct connection to Command information for your unit.  Register today for your unit’s Virtual FRG site at and get connected to all of the pertinent information and resources you need to stay informed and connected.


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