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United States Army
3350 Buschwood Park Drive
Tampa, FL 33618-4312
Tampa Recruiting Battalion personnel and their families medical care is handle by Tricare North Region. The battalion SFA will provide Soldiers and Families with TRICARE medical and dental information upon inprocessing. Tampa battalion has areas serviced by Tricare Prime and others by Tricare Prime Remote (TPR). Soldiers and family members are eligible for TPR if they live and work 50 miles or more from a Military Treatment Facility.
Car insurance rates in this area tend to be higher than what most people are accustomed to. Be sure to check with your insurance company.
May, June, July and August are extremely high PCS months for MacDill and Patrick AFB. It is very important that in-bound personnel arriving during these months call the MacDill or Patrick Traffic Management Flight in advance at 813-828-2600 or 321-494-1110 or toll free 1-800-432-7131 to provide contact information.
On-base child care through the Child Development Center usually has a waiting list for infants six months and older.
Another major concern in Central Florida is HURRICANE SEASON, from June to November. Call ahead if you are arriving at MacDill AFB and a hurricane is predicted to hit this area. Watch the Weather Channel and contact your sponsor as MacDill AFB may be evacuated and the surrounding roads will be congested with people leaving the area.
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.
Tampa Battalion recruits with integrity high quality men and women to meet Army requirements while caring for all members of the command.
The Tampa Recruiting Battalion is located in West Coast of Florida. It encompasses from Brooksville to Naples in the West Coast, and Lakeland to Rockledge in Central Florida. Tampa Recruiting Battalion area of operations is serviced by two Air Force Bases. MacDill and Patrick AFB. MacDill is located in South Tampa and Patrick AFB is located in the East coast in Cocoa Beach.
Tampa Battalion HQ
Tampa is home to Tampa Bay Buccaneers', 2002 Super Bowl Champions, Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, winners of the 2004 Stanley Cup victory and across the bay the Tampa Bay Rays, American League baseball team. It has the largest performing arts center in the southeast. The largest science museum in the south. And the cultural arts district in downtown. The #1 ranked airport in the country, Tampa International Airport. Tampa is the only city in America that celebrates the glory of being a pirate and all the festivities that Gasparilla offers during one whole month each year.
Battalion remote locations consist of all of Orlando and Sarasota companies' area of responsibility and a few recruiting stations in the Central Florida and St. Petersburg companies' area of responsibility. To see a complete list of the battalion/company/station locations and phone numbers click here.
The Tampa Recruiting Battalion, nicknamed the "Gators", consists of the Battalion Headquarters and five Companies. Battalion recruiters are responsible for enlisting young men and women into both the active duty Army and the Army Reserve. Gator Battalion recruiters cover the majority of West and Central Florida, from St Petersburg in the West to Rockledge in the East, from Inverness in the North to Naples in the South. The Battalion Headquarters is located in Tampa and the Company Headquarters are located in Sarasota, Orlando, Tampa, Kissimmee and Saint Petersburg.
The Tampa Recruiting Battalion is a part of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade, which is currently headquartered in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and U.S. Army Recruiting Command, headquartered at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
The MacDill Base Operator's phone number is 813-828-1110. The Patrick AFB Operator's phone number is 321-494-1110.
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On Sep. 14, 1991, the Tampa Recruiting Battalion was activated in a ceremony at the Marriott Westshore Hotel. LTC Frankie L. Moman accepted the command of the new battalion from 2d Brigade Commander COL Robert Enyeart. The new Tampa Recruiting Battalion drew from portions of the Jacksonville and Miami Battalions and originally consisted of four companies, the Sarasota Company, the Orlando Company, the Tampa Company and the St. Petersburg Company. In October 1995, the Tampa Recruiting Battalion added a fifth recruiting company, the Lakeland Company and March 2008 Daytona Company joined the Tampa Recruiting Battalion. In September 2012 Daytona Company was relocated to Jacksonville battalion.
The Tampa Recruiting Battalion Headquarters has been located at 3350 Buschwood Park Drive, Tampa, Florida, since its activation.
Throughout its proud history, the recruiters of the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Tampa have been successful in providing the quality young men and women for our Army.