Red River Army Depot
Texas National Guard
100 James Carlow Drive, Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, TX 75507
Red River Army Depot (RRAD) is a United States Army Storage Depot located 18 miles west of Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie County. RRAD was activated in 1941 as an ammunition storage facility and now occupies 15,375 acres, houses more than 1,400 buildings, hosts 16 tenant organizations, and has over 3,000,000 square feet of storage capacity.
Today, the mission of Red River Army Depot is to sustain the Warfighter’s combat power by providing ground combat and tactical systems sustainment maintenance operations. They are apart of the Organic Industrial Base that ensures members of the Joint Forces have what they need, whenever they need it. Over 8 million sq. ft. of floor space provide employees at Red River the capability to rebuild a large variety of vehicle systems and components for our Soldiers. Red River is the Army’s Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles.
There are more than 25,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Red River Army Depot.
Directions to Main Gate at Red River Army Depot
- From I-30, take exit 207-Red River Army Depot.
- Head South on Spur 594 to US Hwy 82 traffic light.
- Proceed straight through traffic light and turn right into Visitor Control Center Parking lot (Bldg. 455A)
Red River does not have a Military Personnel Office on site. All Military personnel processing to RRAD will report through the Military Personnel Office in Fort Sill (OK) (580) y39 3125/2191/24087. For more information, call 903-334-3976.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Texas school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state’s public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders. For more information click here.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (512) 438-4800
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Texas Department of Health and Human Services (512) 776-2150
The Texas Health and Human Services Department provides information, referral, support and assistance to residents at risk of or experiencing economic hardships, neglect, abuse, juvenile crime, or incapacities related to aging or disabling conditions.
Austin Humane Society (512) 646-7387
Texas State Troopers (512) 424-2000
Base Operator (315) 772-6556
Chaplain (315) 772-5591
Civilian Personnel Office (315) 772-1049
Dental Headquarters (315) 772-4440
EFMP Family Support (315) 772-5476
Family Advocacy Program (315) 772-6929
Family Child Care (315) 772-2250
Housing Services Office (315) 772-9397
ID/CAC Card Processing (315) 772-5149
Information and Referral (315) 772-6799
In-Processing (315) 772-0423
Legal Services and JAG (315) 772-5261
Medical Appointments (315) 772-4655
NAF Human Resources Officer (315) 772-5393
Suicide Prevention Hotline (315) 772-9018
On-base housing is not available at Red River Army Depot. The ACS office maintains a list of apartment complexes in surrounding communities. There are many housing options available in the area, as well.
18 miles from Base
Texarkana is a medium-sized town with many housing options available.
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In Texarkana, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 93°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 100°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 31 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 93°F and low of 74°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 26 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 37°F and high of 54°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from March 12 to July 4, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on May 2. The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from July 4 to March 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on September 20.
The cost of living in Texarkana, TX is 9% lower than the average in Texas and it is 17% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general costs of goods in a particular city. In Texarkana, TX, goods and services are 4% lower than the average in Texas and are 11% lower than the national average.
Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, located approximately 180 miles from Dallas. Texarkana is a twin city with neighboring Texarkana, Arkansas and together, they make up one community. There are many historical sites in Texicana, as well as annual festivals, entertainment from performing arts, professional baseball, stock car races, art exhibits, shopping, outdoor activities, and wonderful restaurants.
Some points of interest include Holiday Springs Waterpark, Spring Lake Park, Ace of Clubs House, Bringle Lake Park, Discovery Place Interactive Museum, and Perot Theatre. For more information about Texarcana, visit the city website, http://visittexarkanausa.org/