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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 First 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

For information on how to contact your Company Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leader please contact the Solider & Family Assistance Program Manager 210-295-0641 or 4kbn-sfa@usarec.army.mil

Here are some resources to hopefully make your transition a smooth one:

o Family Resource Guide- http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/HRD/SFA/  This guide provides information on the following topics:  relocation, sponsorship, Military One Source, PCS entitlements- (MALT, DLA, TLE, BAH, etc), housing, Tricare, Dental, EFMP, spouse employment/scholarship resources, etc.

o Plan My Move (PMM) to USAREC San Antonio Recruiting BN: http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/pls/psgprod/f?p=MI:CONTENT:856943254809227::::P4_INST_ID:20146

The Plan My Move website gives you address and directions to BN HQ as well as in-processing procedures and important contact info; as well as information on several resources.

o   Tricare

     o   Deers: 800-538-9552 https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/  Please make sure and update DEERS as soon as you have found a place to live, you may then enroll yourself and your family into the correct Tricare program

     o   www.humana-military.com  (800-444-5445) Humana is the regional contractor for the Tricare Southern Region, this website allows you to find providers and information on benefits as well as forms.

     o   Tricare Enrollment Form DD 2876: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/prime-enrollment-application-pcm-change-form.pdf (fax enrollment form to: 866-836-9549-self or 866-836-9535-family)

     o   Search for an ID card facility at www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl

     o   Tricare Prime Remote Handbook: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/prime-remote-handbook.pdf

     o   Tricare Choices Handbook: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/choices-handbook.pdf

     o   Tricare Choices at a glance: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/choices-at-a-glance.pdf

     o   Tricare Choices Handbook: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/choices-handbook.pdf

     o Beneficiary Handbooks: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/choices-at-a-glance.pdf

 

o   Childcare:

     o   NACCRRA- National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

          §  800-424-2246 or www.naccrra.org

          §  Recruiters qualify for this program which assists them in locating child care providers as well as helping offsetting the cost of childcare

     o   SitterCity: www.sittercity.com/dod

          §  Military members qualify for a free membership, which normally costs $120

          §  This service can help you locate child care-full time/part/occasional use, as well as, tutors, nannies, pet sitter, dog walker, housekeepers, elder care companions, etc.

o   Housing:

     o   Leased housing Program http://www.usarec.army.mil/fhp/ 803-751-8787 or 803-751-8802

          §  Recruiting personnel are often assigned to locations where housing costs are not documented and not fully supported by Basic Allowance Housing (BAH). To improve housing quality of life for independent duty Army Recruiting Command personnel, the Department of the Army has established a Leased Housing Program.

     o   Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) www.ahrn.com

          §  Housing listing include: off-base rentals, on-base/Military housing, shared rentals, temporary lodging, Military for sale by owner home.

          §  The off-base rentals are owned by military members.

o   Military One Source 800-342-9647 www.militaryonesource.com

     o  call for a relocation packet for your specific area, it will include information on:

     o   Cost of Living Reports

     o   School Report Cards

     o   Community Comparisons

     o   Salary Analyzer

     o   Crime and Safety Reports

     o   Community Explorer

     o   Calculators

     o   Link to Military Spouse Career Center

o   Exceptional Family Member Program EFMP

     o   EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, education, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs.  Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a Family member with a  physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.

To enroll your Family member in EFMP please call Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at 210-916-5721 or go to My Army One Source for more information: https://www.myarmyonesource.com/familyprogramsandservices/familyprograms/exceptionalfamilymemberprogram/default.aspx  or Military HOMEFRONT at: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/MHF/MHF_HOME_1?section_id=20.40.500.565.0.0.0.0.0

 

For more information regarding the above resources please contact the Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manger, 210-295-0641 or by e-mail

Welcome to the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion. We look forward to seeing you soon.

San Antonio Recruiting Battalion Welcome Packet

A welcome packet will also be sent to you via your official email account.

If you are in your 3rd week of school and have not received it, please contact us at 210-295-0419/0637 or by e-mail.

For information on how to contact your Company Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leader please contact the Solider & Family Assistance Program Manager 210-295-0641 or by e-mail

Here are some resources to hopefully make your transition a smooth one:

o Family Resource Guide- http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/HRD/SFA/  This guide provides information on the following topics:  relocation, sponsorship, Military One Source, PCS entitlements- (MALT, DLA, TLE, BAH, etc), housing, Tricare, Dental, EFMP, spouse employment/scholarship resources, etc.

o Plan My Move (PMM) to USAREC San Antonio Recruiting BN: http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/pls/psgprod/f?p=MI:CONTENT:856943254809227::::P4_INST_ID:20146

The Plan My Move website gives you address and directions to BN HQ as well as in-processing procedures and important contact info; as well as information on several resources.

o   Tricare

     o   Deers: 800-538-9552 https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/  Please make sure and update DEERS as soon as you have found a place to live, you may then enroll yourself and your family into the correct Tricare program

     o   www.humana-military.com  (800-444-5445) Humana is the regional contractor for the Tricare Southern Region, this website allows you to find providers and information on benefits as well as forms.

     o   Tricare Enrollment Form DD 2876: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/prime-enrollment-application-pcm-change-form.pdf (fax enrollment form to: 866-836-9549-self or 866-836-9535-family)

     o   Search for an ID card facility at www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl

     o   Tricare Prime Remote Handbook: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/prime-remote-handbook.pdf

     o   Tricare Choices Handbook: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/choices-handbook.pdf

     o   Tricare Choices at a glance: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/choices-at-a-glance.pdf

     o   Tricare Choices Handbook: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/choices-handbook.pdf

     o Beneficiary Handbooks: http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/choices-at-a-glance.pdf

 

o   Childcare:

     o   NACCRRA- National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

          §  800-424-2246 or www.naccrra.org

          §  Recruiters qualify for this program which assists them in locating child care providers as well as helping offsetting the cost of childcare

     o   SitterCity: www.sittercity.com/dod

          §  Military members qualify for a free membership, which normally costs $120

          §  This service can help you locate child care-full time/part/occasional use, as well as, tutors, nannies, pet sitter, dog walker, housekeepers, elder care companions, etc.

o   Housing:

     o   Leased housing Program http://www.usarec.army.mil/fhp/ 803-751-8787 or 803-751-8802

          §  Recruiting personnel are often assigned to locations where housing costs are not documented and not fully supported by Basic Allowance Housing (BAH). To improve housing quality of life for independent duty Army Recruiting Command personnel, the Department of the Army has established a Leased Housing Program.

     o   Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) www.ahrn.com

          §  Housing listing include: off-base rentals, on-base/Military housing, shared rentals, temporary lodging, Military for sale by owner home.

          §  The off-base rentals are owned by military members.

o   Military One Source 800-342-9647 www.militaryonesource.com

     o  call for a relocation packet for your specific area, it will include information on:

     o   Cost of Living Reports

     o   School Report Cards

     o   Community Comparisons

     o   Salary Analyzer

     o   Crime and Safety Reports

     o   Community Explorer

     o   Calculators

     o   Link to Military Spouse Career Center

o   Exceptional Family Member Program EFMP

     o   EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, education, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs.  Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a Family member with a  physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.

To enroll your Family member in EFMP please call Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at 210-916-5721 or go to My Army One Source for more information: https://www.myarmyonesource.com/familyprogramsandservices/familyprograms/exceptionalfamilymemberprogram/default.aspx  or Military HOMEFRONT at: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/MHF/MHF_HOME_1?section_id=20.40.500.565.0.0.0.0.0

 

For more information regarding the above resources please contact the Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manger, 210-295-0641 or by e-mail

Welcome to the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion. We look forward to seeing you soon.

In-Processing

U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - San Antonio
1939 Buck Road, Bldg 2003, Suite SA
JBSA Fort Sam Houston,TX 78234-5034

210-295-0622
Fax: 210-295-0559 

e-mail

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)
  • MOS orders (provided by the Army Recruiter School)
  • Army Recruiter Course (ARC) graduation certificate
  • Last NCOER
  • Common Access (CAC) Card
  • Civilian and military drivers license - (for Vehicle Manager)
  • 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 members are encouraged to in-process with the Soldier.  If your spouse is unable to attend at that time have them call the Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manager for an appointment: 210-295-0641 or by e-mail

For driving directions and strip map, contact S1 at: 210-295-0419/0601 or by e-mail, or the Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manager at: 210-295-0641 or by e-mail

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. I service roughly 400 people, to include Army recruiters, their families and single soldiers. I look forward to meeting you. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at (210) 295-0641, or toll free at 1-800-790-0963, or by e-mail.

Battalion Family Liaison Program Contacts:

Fax: 210-295-0418

Resource Links:

 

  • TRICARE: Your Military Health Plan  
  • www.humana-military.com (Humana is the regional contractor for the Tricare Southern Region, this website is especially useful for those on Tricare Prime Remote.  You can locate providers, find forms and benefits overview.  By registering for this website you can view your referrals and claims.
  • TRICARE Dental Program (Family Members)
  • Active Duty Dental Program  
  • Family Advocacy Program Pocket Guide Unit Leaders, FAP, Soldiers and family members build the capacity of the community to help Soldiers and families reduce stress, reach Army expectations and prevent child and spouse abuse. 
  • www.myarmyonesource.com Page takes a long time to load
  • Military HomeFront (Military HOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops, and their families, leaders, and service providers.  Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need!
  • MilSpouse.Org This website has information on exploring careers, job search, education & training, scholarship info etc.
  • Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (CAA) is an employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.  It is open to all eligible spouses pay grades E1-E5 or O1-O2, please see website for specifics.
  • Military OneSource  MOS offers real help, anytime, anywhere 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week at no cost.  Services include: Consultation, research, referrals, interpretation and translation, counseling, educational materials, childcare, relocation tools, etc.
  • Exceptional Family Member Program or Military HOMEFRONT  EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, education, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs.  Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a Family member with a  physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.
  • Automated Housing Referral Network The Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN.com) is sponsored by the Department of Defense and is designed to improve the process of securing available housing for relocating military members and their families.
  • Army Emergency Relief AER funds are made available to commanders having AER Sections to provide emergency financial assistance to soldiers - active & retired - and their dependents when there is a valid need.
  • American Red Cross The Red Cross offers Disaster Preparedness classes, childcare & CPR classes as well as access to obtain AER Loan for Soldiers not located on installation.
  • Army FRG The Army FRG website is a secure site only available to Soldiers/DA Civilians and their Family Members.  The Army FRG site provides Family Members with a valuable tool to access documents, view photos/videos, participate in forums, and gain important information about the Army unit that their Soldier/DA Civilian belongs to 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
  • Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) The US Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, also known as FMWRC, a subordinate command of the Army’s Installation Management Command, is a comprehensive network of quality support and leisure services that enhances the lives of Soldiers, Civilians, Families, military retirees and other eligible participants.
  • Army Family Action Plan  Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), Retirees, Department of Army (DA) Civilians, and Families to senior leaders for action, for more information please visit the website.
  • Army Community Service (ACS)  the official Web site for Fort Sam Houston's Army Community Service. The goal of ACS is to equip people with the skills and support they need to face the challenges of military life…today as well as tomorrow.
  • Here's To The Heroes members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.