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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 U.S. 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


5th Medical Recruiting Battalion Welcome Packet

Dear Soldier,

     Welcome to the U.S. Army’s 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion (5th MRB).  Our motto is “Professionals at Work.”  The battalion’s mission is to recruit and access high quality health care professionals to care for our soldiers, family members, and retirees in both a peacetime and wartime environment.  Your assignment to this Battalion will be a pivotal period in your military career.

 Find below a link to Fort Sam Houston's internet site. When you contact the Battalion S1 they will have more information for you and will also provide a welcome packet for your use.


Fort Sam Houston Internet Site


In-Processing Checklist

Incoming Soldiers:

Unit In-processing

1. Welcome to the 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion.  The below information is to assist recruiters and staff in the area of administration to include in-processing and out-processing.  My goal is to make your transition to 5th MRB seamless.

2. You will receive a welcome packet via e-mail and/or mail assigning a sponsor. If you he/she does not make contact or if you have other issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to call; (210) 295-0805, 888-571-3831.

3. Discuss with your sponsor when you will travel to FT Sam Houston to in process.  Once you know the date call the S1, Administrative Assistant, at 210-295-0811.  They will schedule an appointment at the FT Sam Houston In-processing Center.  There is paperwork you need for your appointment so, upon your arrival you must first stop by the Battalion Headquarters.  Directions to the unit and a map of FT Sam Houston are included in the packet.

4. The following is a list of documents that you are required to furnish upon your arrival to HQ's:

  • PCS Orders
  • DA 31(Original Request and Authority for Leave )
  • Divorce Decree if divorced, single parent, with dependents
  • DA Form 348 (Equipment Operator’s Qualification Record; if applicable)
  • Civilian drivers license (copy, front & back)
  • Medical, dental & immunization records
  • Copy of your last OER/ORB or NCOER/ERB
  • Copy of current Leave and Earning Statement
  • Copy of current DD93 and SGLV 8286
  • Training Records and APFT Card

5.  The following is a list of documents that are in the packet to be filled out prior to in-processing:

  • DA Form 647-1, Personnel Register
  • USAAC Form 101, Information System Access Request (please fill out and  return immediately, scan/email to site webmaster or fax 210-295-0506 so that your computer is ready upon your arrival)
  • DA 5960 (Authorization for BAQ/VHA)
  • DD Form 1351-2 (Travel Voucher) & Temporary Lodging Expense Payment Claim (make sure dates match with lodging receipts on all forms)
  • Family Care Plan if dual military/single soldier (See Family Care Plan Checklist)
  • 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion Directory Information
  • Sponsorship Program Survey
  • Defense Travel System (DTS) Profile Sheet
  • Government Travel Card Statement of Understanding
  • Commander’s Policy #19; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program
  • USAREC Form 1124; Statement of Understanding of Army Substances Abuse Program
  • Commander’s Policy #11;  Government Telephone Usage
  • Acknowledgement of Understanding Telephone Usage Policy
  • Newcomers Safety and Occupational Health Briefing

Once again, welcome to the 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion.


Executive Officer
5th Medical Recruiting Battalion


Family Program 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 300 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 (210) 295-0813 or by e-mail

USAREC Family Programs FY14 Survey:  


Provide Feedback/Comments to USAREC SFAB via the Interactive Customer Evaluations (ICE) system at:


Family Program Contacts:

                Soldier Family Assistance Program Manager

                (877) 547-3402

                Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) Victim Advocates

                (877) 632-1015/(877) 220-9350

                Family Advocacy Coordinator

                (888) 571-3848

                Brigade Soldier Family Assistance Program Coordinator

                (502) 626-3236

                USAREC Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) System Navigator

                (502) 626-0734


                5TH Recruiting Brigade Chaplain - (210) 221-1565

                Military Family Life Consultants - (866) 629-9698

                Personal Financial Counseling - (502) 565-6498


Resource Links:

                TRICARE: Your Military Health Plan

                TRICARE Dental Program

                Family Advocacy Program Pocket Guide

                Military INSTALLATIONS

                Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MCAA)

                Military OneSource

                Exceptional Family Member Program

                Army Emergency Relief

                American Red Cross

                Army FRG

                Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)

                Army Family Action Plan

                Army Community Service (ACS)

                Here's To The Heroes


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