Once you arrive and begin in-processing you will need to call TRICARE-WEST Region at (844) 866-9378 to receive a Primary Care Manager for you and your family. This will ensure your family members can receive immediate medical and dental care. Dental and medical care for Soldiers is provided by either the Air Force Base, Point Mugu, or Port Hueneme. Family members will normally be given a Primary Care Manager (PCM) at one of the above mentioned facilities or the clinic at Fort MacArthur. In some instances family members will be able to see civilian doctors that are part of the provider network. Family members will also be able to choose from a number of dentists that are in the United Concordia dental provider plan.
Registration & Licensing Requirements
California State law requires you to have sufficient liability insurance and a valid driver's license in order to operate a vehicle. The term "vehicle" generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Further, your vehicle must be properly registered. Even though you are in the Military, you may be required to register your vehicle in-state and obtain an in-state license within a few months of moving. Access complete information on insurance, driver's licensing, and where and how to register your vehicle by visiting the State Department of Motor Vehicles website.
You and your passengers must always wear seatbelts while driving, you will be ticketed and issued heavy fines if seatbelts are not secured. State law requires that all children under 6 years of age be properly restrained in child seats. Some states also require younger, smaller children to sit in the back seat.
Motorcycles and their operators are subject to special laws. If you own and operate a motorcycle, you must comply with those laws. Visit the State Department of Motor Vehicles website for more information.
Many states and local jurisdictions have strict laws about the use of cell phones and other digital devices while driving. Research these laws on the State Department of Motor Vehicles website. Tickets will be issued and fines assessed for violating these laws. Play it safe and always use a "hands-free" device if you must use a cell phone or other PDA while driving. Hands-free devices must be used while operating a motor vehicle on ALL military installations worldwide.
California law prohibits all drivers from using a handheld wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle. Motorists
18 and over may use a "hands-free device." Drivers under the age of 18 may NOT use a wireless telephone or hands- free device while operating a motor vehicle.
Military members on PCS orders to the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion may keep their current state registration, plates and drivers license while assigned to the battalion. Additional requirements and information can be found at the California Department of Motor Vehicles webpage for the most current information.
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command and its Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Contractors are the Army’s trusted ambassadors to the American people. We “Provide the Strength” from the 1,400-plus recruiting stations nationwide and overseas.
Recruiting is one of the most critical jobs in the Army and it’s an extremely important mission. USAREC is a geographically dispersed unit, located throughout the 48 continental states, Hawaii, Alaska, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Europe, Guam, Saipan, Japan and Korea.
Due to the geographical dispersal of the units within USAREC, Soldiers and Families may find themselves living many miles from a military installation. For some, transitioning into a civilian community can be difficult.
USAREC stands proud knowing we have Soldiers and Families like you who are up for a challenge. Ensuring the quality of life for our Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Contractors is as important as the annual mission. Taking care of each other only makes us stronger. As a team – with Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Contractors hand in hand – we will strive daily to achieve success. We pledge to give you all we have to ensure your time in USAREC is nothing short of rewarding.
The Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion conducts recruiting operations with integrity to enlist qualified applicants into the Army and Army Reserve, while taking care of Soldiers, family members, and Army civilians.
The Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion was transformed in 2007 from its previous eight company structure to the current five company organization, with Fresno, Bakersfield, and Gold Coast companies moving to the newly designated Central California Recruiting Battalion. The Los Angeles battalion headquarters moved in September 2007 to the new state of the art facility in Encino. Our battalion continues to be involved in many local community events, school functions, and our relationships with business, professional sports teams, and leaders in the entertainment industry.
The Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion headquarters is located in Encino, CA, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Recruiting companies are situated over the Los Angeles county area. We are bordered by the beautiful Santa Monica mountains and coastal beaches to our west, unique desert landscapes to the east, and Orange County to our south. There are many attractions to visit within a short distance, including Sea World in San Diego, Disneyland in Anaheim, Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Santa Clarita, and Big Bear Ski Resort in Big Bear to name a few. We are also approximately a 5-hour drive from Las Vegas, NV.
Nearly all of units are within 50 miles of the Los Angeles Air Force Base, which is located near Los Angeles International Airport in El Segundo, or the two Navy facilities Point Mugu and Port Hueneme, which are located in the Ventura/Oxnard areas.
The cost of living in the Los Angeles area is more expensive than most areas of the country. Gas prices have averaged around $3.50 a gallon. Food prices are also generally higher. Housing can be expensive, depending on the area of assignment; however, there is government family-leased housing, post housing at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, and post housing at Point Mugu and Port Hueneme. The base operator can assist with questions by calling 310-653-1110.
Los Angeles Recruiting BN
San Gabriel Company
Long Beach Company
San Fernando Company
Los Angeles Company
LA Air Force Base
Military Clothing Sales
Los Alamitos Air Base, Los Alamitos, CA
Fort Irwin, CA
Fort Lewis, WA
Household Goods Support
ACS and Family Support
LA Air Force Base and Fort Irwin, CA
Medical Treatment Facility
Army Emergency Relief
Family Advocacy Services
Spouse Employment Assistance