United States Army Recruiting includes the Denver Battalion, which is located in Denver, Colorado, and is one of the largest battalions in the United States.
The Battalion is responsible for recruiting new soldiers in Colorado, plus all of Nebraska, and parts of Wyoming. Find information about USAREC Denver Battalion including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PCSing personnel, and in processing.
Mission & Units
The Denver Recruiting Battalion has a big job–recruiting new Army officers and enlisted members through a very large amount of territory from the whole of the states of Colorado and Nebraska, but also parts of Wyoming.
The Denver Recruiting Battalion falls under the jurisdiction of the 5th Army Recruiting Brigade, headquartered at San Antonio, Texas. According to the official site, USAREC Denver Battalion’s primary reason for existing is “to recruit the highest quality individuals to meet the requirements of the U.S. Army and Army Reserve.”
- Battalion Headquarters
- Command Group
- Public Affairs
- Soldier And Family Assistance
- Information Management
- Education Specialist
- S1 Personnel Support
- S-3 Operations
- S-4 Supply
- Arapahoe Recruiting Company
- Cheyenne Recruiting Company
- Colorado Springs Recruiting Company
- Western Slope Recruiting Detachment
- Wheat Ridge Recruiting Company
Main Address And Phone Numbers
621 17th Street
Denver, CO 80293
Important Contact Numbers
- Battalion Headquarters 303-894-9725
- Command Group 303-894-9725
- Public Affairs 303-999-4544
- Soldier And Family Assistance 303-863-8362
- Information Management 303-999-4530
- Education Specialist 303-999-4566
- S1 Personnel Support 303-999-4557/4527
- S-3 Operations 303-894-8125/8126/8131
- S-4 Supply 303-999-4529
Denver is called the Mile-High City for a reason; some who travel to the area may experience temporary altitude sickness. Those who do experience this usually have symptoms within 24 hours of arrival and can include the following:
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
Denver is a major metropolitan area in Colorado, and like any big city, there is plenty of nightlife, outdoor recreation, and Major League sports–MLB fans will love seeing the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Broncos, and the Colorado Avalanche.
The Mile High City offers much in the way of the arts, live entertainment, and fine dining.The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a great place for families and the Art District on Santa Fe is at the heart of the Denver art scene, featuring more than 30 studios and artist galleries. Live music is a big draw in Denver–don’t miss the Bluebird Theater and Live At Jacks.
Some 90-ish miles away in Colorado Springs there is outdoor adventuring to be had at the Garden Of The Gods, a registered National Landmark complete with trails, rock climbing, jeep tours, etc.
Sports fans and concertgoers looking for places to visit outside Denver will find plenty of live sports and performances there. Don’t overlook the Broadmoor World Arena! History buffs can’t go wrong with the Colorado Springs National Museum Of World War II Aviation, the Petersen Air And Space Museum, and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.
Inprocessing and Check-In
All PCSing troops and those arriving from recruiting school are directed to contact their gaining unit for specific instructions for check-in and inprocessing.
The Denver Recruiting Battalion is in an 11-story office complex and features no services including healthcare (PCSing troops should call TRICARE to learn what coverage options are available for the Denver region), childcare, etc.
Some troops assigned to the Denver Battalion may need TRICARE REMOTE–call your TRICARE rep as soon as possible to discuss your healthcare options.
All those assigned to USAREC Denver Battalion are directed to track and manage their household goods shipments via the Defense Personal Property System at Move.mil.
Dependent And Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, New Issue
Those in need of ID card services will need to travel to one of the Colorado military bases close to Denver (Peterson AFB is approximately 90 miles away). Contact the base you plan to visit for ID card appointment procedures and requirements.
The unique nature of the Denver Recruiting Battalion includes no availability of military housing in the local area. PCSing troops should ask their sponsor about the most current housing options in the Denver area.
PCS and TDY Lodging
Due to the nature of the Denver Battalion, there are no military Temporary Lodging Facilities located within the Battalion HQ area itself. Contact your gaining command support staff for advice on how to arrange temporary lodging.
There are a number of military bases in the state, but depending on your needs you may find some or most of them too far away to realistically commute. The driving distance to Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs, for example, is over 90 miles.
The usual ride-sharing services and commercial taxis are available from area airports depending on time of arrival, demand, etc. It’s best to coordinate with your sponsor about your arrival, especially if you are flying into Denver during peak rush hour times. Expect delays.
Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
Denver law requires drivers to carry unexpired vehicle registration and proof of minimum insurance. If you are PCSing to the Denver area, remember that drivers registering to vote at the DMV after relocating to Colorado are ending their previous state residence becoming Colorado residents. You may be subject to vehicle taxes as a result of doing so.