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

Southern California Recruiting Battalion Welcome Packet

Once we get word from DA that you're inbound, we automatically begin processing your welcome packet for shipment directly to your home station address.  If you'd like to ensure your package is inbound, or want to ensure we have the correct mailing address, please contact the battalion S-1 at (949) 367-1155.

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)
  • 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.

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 949-367-1858, or by email.

Battalion Family Liaison Program Contacts:

Fax: 949-367-0259

  1. Soldier Family Assistance Program Manager
  2. Family Advocacy Coordinator
    Andrea Johnson
  3. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Systems Navigator
    (502) 626-2015

Resource Links:


     MilitaryInstallations Southern California Recruitng BN       

     UNITED Health Care Military West

     TRICARE Resources at a Glance 

     Active Duty Dental Program 

     Tricare Dental Program

     NCCRRA.ORG Army Respite Child Care 

     Get Help Finding and Paying for Child Care     

Additional Resources:

  1. Army OneSource
  2. MilSpouse.Org
  3. Military OneSource
  4. Automated Housing Referral Network
  5. Army Emergency Relief
  6. American Red Cross
  7. Army FRG
  8. Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)
  9. Here's To The Heroes