The cost of living is high in both South Florida and Puerto Rico. You can expect to pay $1,800 or more for a one-bedroom unit and $2,100 to $2,700 for a three- or four-bedroom unit. Additional housing information is available on the U.S. Southern Command website for Soldiers stationed in the Miami/ South Florida area. Soldiers who will be stationed in Puerto Rico can click the following link for information abut the housing office at Fort Buchanan:https://installations.militaryonesource.mil/military-installation/fort-buchanan/housing/government-housing. Soldiers stationed at either location can find additional information through the Leased Government Housing Program at https://recruiting.army.mil/fhp/.
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 Miami Recruiting Battalion conducts daily recruiting operations with integrity in our assigned geographical area to meet Regular Army, Army Reserve, and Special Mission requirements while taking care of soldiers, civilians, and their family members.
U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Miami has contributed toward the achievement of the Army’s manpower and mobilization requirements for more than a quarter of a century. Recruiting in South Florida was formally organized in 1968 under the purview of the Jacksonville Recruiting Main Station, one of 40 within the United States. On July 1, 1972, the Army Recruiting Command reorganized into 64 Recruiting Main Stations, to include one in Miami.
Re-designated as the Miami District Recruiting Command in 1974, Regular Army applicants were recruited from Sarasota on the West coast of Florida, to Fort Pierce on the East coast, and South to Key West. In 1978, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command assumed responsibility for recruiting applicants for the U.S. Army Reserve and providing support to local reserve units. The re-designation of DRCs as Recruiting Battalions in October 1983 established the current title of the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Miami. In addition to the three original recruiting companies in Miami, Sarasota and Fort Lauderdale, a fourth company, in Tampa, was transferred to the battalion from Jacksonville in April 1986. Also in 1986, the battalion’s mission expanded to include recruiting for the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps. In January 1988, the Miami Battalion increased its recruiting station strength to 39, covering every ZIP code in south Florida.
In April 1989, the Palm Beach Company was authorized, comprising recruiting stations drawn from Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota companies. The Tampa and Sarasota companies, along with some of the Jacksonville Battalion, separated to become the new Tampa Recruiting Battalion in October 1991. San Juan became a company under the Miami Battalion at that time. The Palm Beach Company was renamed the Jupiter Company in the spring of 1992. Aguadilla Company was activated in December 1995. In September 1999, Miami Company split into the Dade North and Dade South companies.
The battalion presently consists of five companies: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, San Juan and Aguadilla. Its recruiting boundaries extend from Vero Beach to the Keys, and includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For a complete list of Miami Battalion companies and stations, go to the Military OneSource website.
You can also visit the Miami Battalion website and our Facebook page.
Miami Recruiting Battalion consists of five companies and one detachment located throughout South Florida and Puerto Rico. The battalion headquarters is located in Doral, Florida between downtown Miami and the Everglades. There are two international airports – Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport – in the area. This region is also the home port for many cruise lines.
with great family attractions like the Miami MetroZoo, Miami Seaquarium, Lion Country Safari, Jungle Island, and the Everglades National Park; Miami has a lot to offer the entire family. It is also home to the Miami Dolphins football and Miami Heat basketball teams, flavorful multi-ethnic cuisine and a diverse multi-cultural population. There are no U.S. Army bases in Florida, but Miami is home to the U.S. Southern Command. Minimal services are available at SOUTHCOM, Homestead Joint Reserve Base and the Miami Coast Guard Station. Patrick Air Force Base is within driving distance of our northern company, Jupiter.
Puerto Rico is one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world. It is best known for its beaches, natural rainforests and old-world charm. It is a favorite stop for many cruise lines and tourism is an integral part of the economy. The San Juan International Airport services the entire island. There are no active U.S. Army installations, however, Fort Buchanan now houses the Army Reserves and offers most needed services and the other side of the island is home to the Aguadilla Coast Guard Station.
Miami Stateside Services and Location
Common access card
U.S. SOUTHCOM, Florida / Patrick AFB, Florida
Military clothing sales
Homestead JRB, Florida
Household goods support
Miami Coast Guard Station, Florida
Army Community Service and family support
Medical treatment facility
SOUTHCOM, Florida / Patrick AFB, Florida
Army emergency relief
Soldier and family assistance program manager / SOUTHCOM, Florida
Family advocacy services
SFAPM / SOUTHCOM, Florida
Puerto Rico Services and Location
Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
U.S. Air Reserve Base Miami, Puerto Rico district
ACS and family support
SFAPM / Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
SFAPM / Fort Buchanan