Red River Army Depot
Location: Red River Army Depot is located in an area commonly known as the Four States Area. The Depot is situated in Northeast Texas, Bowie County, approximately 18 miles west of Texarkana. The depot's maintenance mission includes the repair, rebuild, overhaul and conversion of tactical wheeled vehicles, as well as the Army's light tracked combat vehicle fleet. Red River Army Depot homepage.
Cost of Living: Lower than the average for all major U.S. cities.
Base Operator: 903-334-2141, DSN 312-829-2141
2,500 Guard and reserve more than 5,000 civilians more than 9,000 family members 7,000 retirees Area Population: The City of Texarkana is located both in Texas and Arkansas. The population for the entire city, including both states, is approximately around 135,000. The local Chamber of Commerce has a webpage that is very beneficial to newcomers.
Child Care: There is no child care program offered at Red River Army Depot. There are only private and public day care centers in the cities and towns surrounding the Depot.
Schools: There are no DoD Schools on Red River Army Depot. There are four school districts within Texarkana; including Texarkana TX, Texarkana AR, Liberty-Eylau, and Pleasant Grove. Listed below are websites for each:
Texarkana TX Texarkana AR Liberty-Eylau TX Pleasant Grove TX In addition, there are two towns within 1-5 miles of RRAD that have their own independent school systems:
New Boston TX Hooks TX Youth Services: There are no youth services available at Red River Army Depot.
Army Community Service: ACS: 903-334-4137
Housing: On-Post housing is not available at Red River Army Depot. The ACS office maintains a list of apartment complexes in surrounding communities. A list of local realtors can be obtained as requested. The availability of property for sale is abundant and varies in price range depending upon the area.
Employment: In Texarkana, the construction industry is booming. Job opportunities are good for skilled construction workers. Texarkana has two hospitals and numerous clinics making it a good market for those in the medical field. Unemployment Rate 6.6%. Median Household Income $33,972.
MWR Facilities: Recreation includes Camping, Fishing, Fitness Center, Swimming Commissaries: 1 Shoppette on post Exchange System: none on post Banking: Red River Credit Union on post Medical Services: U.S. Army Occupational Health Clinic; 903-334-2155. Provides treatment for active duty military and for occupational injuries of civilian employees. Family members wishing to use the military system will need to travel to Barksdale AFB, 90 miles South in Bossier City, Louisiana, or Little Rock Air Force Base, 150 miles east of Texarkana. Many military families prefer to use their TRICARE coverage in the private sector.
Special Installation Messages:
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.