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EYB: USAREC in Nashville, TN

One of the most challenging aspects of the military spouse life is preparing for an upcoming PCS or if you get the chance, potentially picking a new duty station. There is a lot of information out there, and it can be almost overwhelming.

We here at Army Wife Network want to take the some of the guesswork out of the need-to-knows about duty stations around the globe. Hence, our Post with the Most series. In this particular blog, we will be showcasing information related to USAREC in Nashville, Tennessee.

USAREC Nashville is part of the 3rd Recruiting Brigade, and the Nashville Battalion encompasses more than 60,000 miles in 165 counties that span across Tennessee, Kentucky, and portions of Indiana, Illinois, and Virginia. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, this battalion includes three Military Entrance Processing Stations—two of which are in Tennessee (and one in Kentucky) and operates through 37 recruiting stations.


USAREC 5N Nashville Battalion is home to the following companies:

  • Nashville
  • Johnson City
  • Knoxville
  • Clarksville
  • Louisville
  • Radcliff
  • Lexington

For a list of recruiting stations and contact information within each company, click here or visit Military OneSource’s Installation Overview for USAREC Nashville. Your assigned sponsor for your recruiting station may be able to provide further contact information for your family’s needs at your new location.

Closest Army Base Installations: Fort Campbell, Kentucky (63 miles from Nashville, TN), and Fort Knox, Kentucky (150 miles from Nashville, TN)

Closest MAJOR Cities:

Names of Area Colleges:

Weather: Weather in Tennessee and Kentucky is generally moderate with weather consistent with the four seasons of the year. If your station is located further north, you may find more significant winter seasons.

Time Zone: Portions of the USAREC 5N Nashville Recruiting Battalion are located in the Eastern Time Zone, and other sections are located within the Central Time Zone. Be sure to verify which time zone your assigned recruiting station is located within.


To access the battalion website, click here.

Map of the area

Historical Facts/Landmarks:

Tennessee: Aside from abundant locations rich in music history, especially found in Nashville (AKA Music City), Tennessee is home to several other historical sites:

Kentucky: Besides being famously known for horse racing and bourbon distilleries, Kentucky is home to several other historical sites:


Information for Housing, Schools, and Health Care are highly dependent upon your assigned recruiting station location. Aside from reaching out to your sponsor regarding these aspects of your relocation, we recommend visiting the 5N Nashville Arriving Soldiers webpage.


Events will be highly dependent on your location, but here are a few to consider when looking for travel opportunities:

Nashville, TN:

Johnson City, TN:

Knoxville, TN:

Clarksville, TN:

Louisville, KY:

Lexington, KY:


Army Wife Network does not promote or endorse these groups; however, we know they can be helpful in learning about various duty stations, so they are provided for your convenience.

Installation Facebook page: U.S. Army Recruiting Kentucky Tennessee

Military Spouse Groups: Spouses of USAREC Support Group (inclusive for all USAREC spouses in all brigades/battalions)

Buy/Sell/Trade Pages: You may find it more efficient to look for B/S/T pages which are more closely tied to your specific recruiting station area, but we have provided the links for these types of pages tied to Fort Campbell and Fort Knox if are geographically close enough to utilize them.

Religious services: You may find it more efficient to look for religious services and their social media pages that are more closely tied to your specific recruiting station area or community, but we have provided the links for these types of pages tied to Fort Campbell and Fort Knox if are geographically close enough to utilize them.


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