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United States Army
US Army Recruiting Battalion
400 North 8th Street, RM #552
Richmond, VA 23219
There are numerous military installations of various services in the southeastern area of our Battalion footprint. All Recruiters are required to enroll in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Prime Remote. We are located in the TRICARE East Region which is operated by Humana Military. Family members may elect TRICARE Prime, Remote or Select. The Remote locations, Blacksburg Recruiting Company, Lynchburg Recruiting Company, or Bridgeport Recruiting Company option allows medical bills to be handled as Prime even when not in a normal Prime service area. Only after you have in-processed the unit will you update your TRICARE and DENTAL enrollment information. You have 90 days from the date of your address change to change your health plan. Dental insurance is handled through the TRICARE Dental Program administered by UCCI and their network of preferred providers. Soldiers located more than 50 miles from a military Dental Treatment Facility (DTF) or have been referred to a civilian sector dentist will participate in the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program.
Childcare is not typically available except through civilian sources. Recommend checking with both Military OneSource1-800-342-9647 en Espanol llame al: 1-800-342-9647 and Child Care Aware of America,1-800-424-2246 (formerly NACCRRA). Army Child Care Fee Assistance was created to provide authorized Reserve and Active Duty assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care when on base child care isn't available or a viable option for the service member and their family.
The Mission of the Mountain Warrior Battalion: Recruit with integrity, qualified Soldiers, throughout our area of operations, to meet the personnel and special skill requirements of the Active Army and the Army Reserves while taking care of our Soldiers, civilians, and Families. Visit the Battalion website.
The current Richmond Recruiting Battalion was originally the Beckley (W. Va.), recruiting Battalion until moved to Richmond in 2014 The original West Virginia territory was part of the First Recruiting District, Fort Meade, Maryland, under Headquarters, United States Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, VA. In September 1964, the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) was activated at Fort Monroe. The Army Recruiting Main Station (RMS), Beckley, was then assigned as a part of the Second U.S. Army Recruiting District, Fort Monroe. The battalion covers more than 50,000 square miles, with a recruiting responsibility for 70 counties (and 30 independent cities) in Virginia (from the Tidewater area of Norfolk in the east to near the Kentucky-Tennessee border, excluding the six most westerly counties and the 15 most northerly counties around the DC-metro area), 31 counties in West Virginia (from the Pennsylvania border south to the Virginia border, excluding the eastern panhandle and the western counties around the Charleston, Huntington and Parkersburg areas), and two western counties of Maryland.
For many years the battalion has been well known for its highly patriotic citizens who serve in the military at levels (per capita) much greater than any other state. During World War II, West Virginia ranked number five (per capita) in citizens serving in the military; number one during the Korean War; number two during the Vietnam War, number eight during Desert Storm, and number eight during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, effectively demonstrating their high level of patriotism and service to country.
The Richmond Recruiting Battalion has been a proud member of the Army Recruiting Command for many years, usually enjoying the distinction of being in the top 4 of USAREC and we look forward to serving the nation for many more years -- providing new Soldiers to maintain the All-Volunteer Army.
The U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Richmond covers just nearly 50,000 square miles, with a recruiting responsibility for 72 counties (and 30 independent cities) in Virginia, 34 counties in West Virginia and two counties of western Maryland. These areas offer a diverse economy and a growing tourist and recreational industry (white water rafting, snow skiing, mountain climbing, hunting and fishing, beach activities, surfing, etc.).
Three Companies (Blacksburg, Lynchburg, and Bridgeport) are considered remote locations. The Richmond Recruiting Battalion and remaining Companies (Richmond, James River and Norfolk) are well within a 50-mile radius of various military installations; i.e. Fort Lee, Fort Eustis/Langley, Fort Story, and US Naval Station Norfolk VA to name a few.
The battalion area contains about 5-million people (2000 census), showing a 7.5% growth over the 1990 census numbers. More than half of those inhabitants live in and around the population centers of metro Hampton, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke. The remaining population are scattered through the outlying rural areas.
James River Company
The following Military installations are located in our area of operations:
Fort Monroe CLOSED- Removed from the list
MARFORCOM, Camp Allen
NAB Little Creek
Naval Station Norfolk
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
USCG Hampton Roads
USCG Training Center Yorktown
Fort Lee, VA/ Defense Supply Center Richmond
Military Clothing Sales
Fort Lee, VA (remote) Fort Eustis, VA (non-remote)
AAFES or NEX
Household Goods Support
ACS and Family Support
Medical Treatment Facility
US Armed Forces Legal Assistance (AFLA) Locator
Army Emergency Relief
Family Advocacy Services
1ST Recruiting Brigade, Family Advocacy Program Coordinator
Spouse Employment Assistance