Northern California Recruiting Battalion Welcome Packet

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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

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 drivers license
  • Accident Avoidance Course Certificate
  • Motorcycle Safety Course Certificate (if motorcycle rider)
  • Re-enlistment card
  • Family Leased Housing Action ID
  • 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 this unique Army lifestyle. However, if you are new to recruiting, you will find this Army assignment is different in many ways. We are here to help you make that transition.

Think of this office as your mini-Army Community Services. We provide service to Northern California Recruiting Battalion Army and Army Reserve Soldiers and their families. We look forward to meeting you. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at 800-790-0963, option #6 or #4 or by email.

Battalion Family Liaison Program Contacts:

Fax: 916-852-6211

Resource Links:



CONTACT NorCal Recruiting BN

U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Northern California
2880 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95742

Battalion Executive Secretary
(916) 638-0679

Executive Officer



Battalion Leadership Team

Soldier & Family Assistance

Budget & Accounting


Education Specialist

Support Services


Personnel Administration (S-1)

Operations (S-3)

Supply (S-4)