USAREC, 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion in Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the most geographically dispersed units within the Army’s recruiting command. This Battalion is responsible for medical recruiting efforts across a large number of states including Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and many others.
Find information about USAREC, 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion in Las Vegas, Nevada including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PCSing personnel, and inprocessing.
Mission & Units
The Army’s medical recruiting efforts involve finding people who are interested in careers in medicine and recruiting them for Army medical jobs with incentives such as paid medical training and help with student loans.
The 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion includes the following operations:
- Battalion headquarters
- Three medical recruiting companies
- Chaplain Recruiting Company
- Chaplain recruiting center
- 16 Medical recruiting centers
The 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion’s operations cover some 1,818,487 square miles and includes missions in:
- New Mexico
Main Address And Phone Number
USAREC, 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion, Nevada
3320 Pepper Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Important USAREC 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion Contact Numbers
- Battalion Headquarters (702) 433-1748
- Executive Officer (702) 433-5234
- Administrative Assistant (702) 433-1748
- Operations OIC (702) 450-3731
- Operations NCOIC (702) 450-3796
- Operations NCO (702) 450-9433
- Military Personnel Tech (702) 450-6962/8835
- Specialist Corps Recruiter (702) 269-6445
- Recruiter Trainer (702) 434-8309
- Battalion Applications Trainer (702) 434-8774
- Support Services (702) 898-7935
- Information Management: (702) 451-7192/8657
For those physically assigned to the Battalion headquarters, nearby Nellis Air Force Base is the closest military installation and the most likely source of military services and amenities. Nellis AFB is roughly 10 miles from Las Vegas, and said to be roughly 30 minutes from Battalion HQ.
Las Vegas is well known for casinos, nightlife, live entertainment, and outdoor desert adventures. Major League hockey, football, and women’s basketball options are all here; the Las Vegas Knights, Las Vegas Raiders, and the Las Vegas Aces all have plenty of offer when their respective seasons are in full swing.
Las Vegas is also home to respected college sports. The Las Vegas Bowl is just one highlight; racing enthusiasts will want to see Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Las Vegas also has more than its fair share of museum attractions including The Mob Museum, the Pinball Hall Of Fame, and the Neon Museum are just some of the unique attractions this area has to offer.
Unfortunately, many who are assigned to the Battalion may not get to enjoy Vegas attractions as they are simply not stationed nearby, but those who come to the area TDY on Army business will find much to explore while they are on duty at the headquarters location.
Inprocessing and Check-In
Due to the unique nature of Army Recruiting in general, reporting procedures are quite different than for other assignments. Those who are assigned to a unit within the 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion should expect to learn more via “the battalion S-1 through their Army Knowledge Online email account” according to Army sources.
You should receive a welcome packet with instructions on how and when to complete the documentation provided. Contact the S-1 at 702-454-3510 when signing in to their new duty location–this will begin in processing within the Battalion.
General services for USAREC, 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion, Nevada such as Child Development Centers, military hospitals, and other services are not provided by the Battalion, which is headquartered in Las Vegas in a civilian area rather than a military base. The closest military installation to the Battalion is Nellis Air Force Base, and most of these services required would have to be obtained there for those serving in the local area.
Many won’t come to the Battalion itself, physically performing medical recruiting duties in locations far from that location. In such cases, USAREC officials direct incoming soldiers to review a list of military installations where they physically serve to see if on-base or on-post services, housing, and child care are available:
6th MRB, Las Vegas MRCr, and Specialist Corps MRCr:
- Nellis Air Force Base, North Las Vegas
- National Training Center, Ft. Irwin
Denver MRCo and Aurora MRCr:
- Fort Collins
- Fort Carson
- Buckley AFB
El Paso MRCr:
Fort Bliss, TX
Salt Lake City MRCo:
- Hill AFB
- US Army Health Clinic Yuma Proving Ground
- Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
- Fort Huachuca
- Luke Air Force Base
- Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Los Angeles MRCr:
- Fort Irwin
- Camp Pendleton
- Edwards Air Force Base
- HSWL Clinical Practice Los Angeles/ Long Beach
- Los Angeles Air Force Base
- MCAS Miramar
- Naval Air Station Lemoore
- Naval Base Ventura County
- Naval Medical Center San Diego
- TRICARE Outpatient Clinic Chula Vista
- Vandenberg Air Force Base
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
- McChord Air Force Base
- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
- Naval Hospital Bremerton
- Naval Station Everett
- U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle
- Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Those physically serving at the Battalion will find the closest military medical center to be at Nellis AFB via the 99th Medical Group via the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center. Operated in partnership with the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, the facility features a 50-bed medical center with an emergency room and the following clinics / services:
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)
- Anesthesia and PACU / SDSU
- Appointment Line
- Cancer Program / Cancer Registry
- Case Management
- Critical Care Unit (CCU)
- Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)
- Emergency Department
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)-Medical
- Family Advocacy
- Family Health
- Flight Medicine
- Family Medicine Residency (FMR)
- Gastroenterology (GI)
- Health Promotion Operations
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Maternal Child Care (Labor & Delivery)
- Mental Health
- Nutritional Medicine
- Occupational Therapy
- Patient Administration
- PHA / PIMR Center
- Physical Therapy
- Public Health / Force Health Management
- Referral Management Center (RMC)
- Residency Opportunities
- Sleep Lab
- Women’s Health (OB/GYN)
Make an appointment: (702) 653-2273.
Dependent And Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, New Issue
For those serving at the Battalion in Las Vegas, Nellis Air Force Base is the most likely source for ID card services. Make an appointment by using the RAPIDS system (search for Nellis Air Force Base) or by calling (702) 652-6844.
For those willing and able to make the commute, Nellis Air Force Base features an on-base charter school; the Coral Academy of Science on base is open to those in grades Kindergarten through 7th grade. Open registration is not an option, slots at this school are awarded by lottery.
Call the Nellis AFB School Liaison Office (702-679-0439) for instructions on how to sign up for this lottery. Otherwise, parents should know that Las Vegas is served by the Clark County School District–a very large district with more than three hundred thousand students.
The Clark County School District features more than 350 schools including more than 260 elementary schools, more than 50 middle schools and over 60 high schools. Registration in Nevada may require originals of all student documentation such as birth certificates and other requirements.
PCS and TDY Lodging
Those PCSing to the Battalion may be tempted to use Nellis AFB for temporary lodging, but high ops tempo at the base makes TLF very hard to come by. You will need to make reservations as far in advance as possible for best results, you will be disappointed if you wait until the last moment to reserve TLF at Nellis AFB. You may need to make lodging arrangements in the local community, “on the economy”.
McCarran International Airport and Boulder City Municipal Airport are two of the options you have to fly into Las Vegas. The usual ride-sharing, commercial taxis, shuttles, and other options are available but be advised that depending on the time of arrival, rush hour traffic can be a serious issue when trying to get to the city. Coordinate with a sponsor or with the command support staff to sort out arrival times, transportation issues, etc. If you do not get a sponsor, contact the Battalion to discuss your arrival issues.
Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
Nevada state law requires all vehicles to be state-registered after relocating. Those who choose to become Nevada citizens by registering to vote (or by other means) you may be required to register your vehicle. Unlike some states, Nevada does not automatically renew or extend expiration dates on licenses for military drivers. You will be required to carry minimum auto insurance coverages and obey hands-free driving rules for cell phone use.