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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

Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion Welcome Packet

You will be receiving your welcome packet from your sponsor in your local recruiting area.

In-Processing Guide

For In-Processing Information Please click here.

It is extremely important you have all the 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 Toll Free at 1-800-790-0963, Ext 37 or by email.

Strategic Plan Update: Gym Memberships, Reduced Child Costs

The Unites States Army Recruiting Command’s geographical dispersion often places Soldiers, Civilians and their families far away from military installations.  Quality of life challenges raised by this large geographic separation are being addressed as part of USAREC’s Strategic Plan People Goal area.

Since the plan’s launch in April, the People Goal Team has made progress on several initiatives to provide our Soldiers and Families services and support similar to those offered by Army installations.

Gym Memberships:  Fitness center memberships can be provided to USAREC Soldiers serving away from installations.  The program intends to provide Soldiers assigned to locations away from installation gym facilities and other no-cost fitness centers in the civilian community, are provided the same or better level of physical fitness center support than received on an installation.  In those cases with no increased cost to the Army, DA civilian employees (not contract workers) and family members of military personnel on active duty may use these services.  Refer to Operations Order 08-004 and associated FRAGOs on the USAREC G3 portal for detailed instructions.

Child Care:  This program provides subsidized child care to geographically-dispersed Soldiers and families to reduce out-of-pocket expensed.  The goal of the program, which the Department of the Army contracted with the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), is to provide the same quality of child care available on installations and to equalize costs for off-post child care with installation child care costs.

Soldiers or Family members can contact NACCRRA at 800-424-2246 to determine eligibility and initiate application process. Child care providers must be a member of the NACCRRA to receive allotments from the Army. Fee reductions vary for each family depending upon the total Family income, geographical location, Army child care fee policies, and available funding.  This program is open to all ranks. More information is available at www.naccrra.org click on military child care help and then click on Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood.  USAREC Soldier and Family Assistance program managers can also assist with getting you started.

Battalion Family Liaison Program Contacts:

Fax: 612-725-3281

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