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United States Army
3350 Buschwood Park Drive
Tampa, FL 33618-4312
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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.
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.
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