Pocatello Armory

1st Battalion of the 148th Field Artillery
10714 Fairgrounds Rd, Pocatello, ID 83202

ABOUT

The Pocatello Armory is a part of the Idaho Army National Guard and the 1st Battalion – 148th Field Artillery. Located in Pocatello, Idaho in Bannock County, the Idaho Army National Guard Recruiting office is co-located with the Armory. Used as a military storage facility housing arms, ammunition and equipment, the Pocatello Armory provides a virtual training facility. This useful facility allows the soldiers to practice their skills on the battlefield. The members of this unit train one weekend per month.

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ARRIVAL

The Pocatello Armory is located just east of Interstate 15 near the county fairgrounds.

The nearest large airport is the Salt Lake City International Airport, which is 171 south of Pocatello. By car, it is about a 3-hour drive. From the south, take the Pocatello Creek Road exit (Exit 71), then turn right onto Pocatello Creek Rd. Turn left onto Olympus Dr. and then take another left onto Fairway Dr., which becomes N Fairgrounds Rd. The building will be on your right.

The nearest airport is the Pocatello Regional Airport, which is just 9.3 miles from the Armory., or about a 15-minute drive. If you will be arriving from this airport, take I-86 east towards the mountain. Merge onto Yellowstone Ave/US-91 N via EXIT 61 toward Chubbuck. Turn right onto E Chubbuck Rd. and pass through one roundabout. Then turn right onto N Fairgrounds Rd. and the building will be on your left.

Resources

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
  

Students must be five years old by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten. Check with the local school district for other requirements.In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/. 

Pocatello is served by the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25. The district is comprised of three high schools, four middle schools, and 13 elementary schools. Additionally, there are 2 public charter schools in the area, along with several church-based private schools.

The Connor Academy (K-8), a local charter school, is another option for children through 8th grade. You can reach them at (208) 232-1447 for more information.

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
  

Current service members 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.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

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.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

The city of Pocatello, Idaho
Bannock County, Idaho

Bannock County Sheriff (208) 236-7111
Marshall Public Library (208) 232-1263
Bannock Humane Society (208) 232-0371

Driver’s License and Motor Vehicle Registration:
The Driver’s License Division is located at the Sheriff’s Office at 5800 S. 5th Avenue. You can contact them at (208) 236-7258.
The Motor Vehicle Registration Office is located at the Courthouse Annex at 130 N 6th Avenue across the street from the Courthouse. You can contact them at (208) 236-7200.

Utility Services:
To learn more about how to establish water, sewer and garbage service in Pocatello, visit this page. Or, you may contact the Utility Billing office at (208) 234-6241.
Idaho Power (208) 236-7714
Pocatello Water Department (208) 234-6163
Intermountain Gas (208) 637-6400
Utility Bill Pay Online Service

Contact the Bannock County Elections Office at (208) 236-7329 for information about registering to vote.

Cable/Internet/Phone providers in the area:
CenturyLink
Rise Broadband
DirecTV
Cable ONE

Main Phone (208) 237-3700 

Housing

The city of Pocatello offers plenty of housing options, both for sale or for rent at reasonable prices.

Westwood
2.9 miles from the Armory

This area is close to the highway and offers single-family homes for sale and apartments for rent.

Ridgewood/Highland
3.9 miles from the Armory

This area offers beautiful homes up on the mountainside with great views overlooking the city.

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Community

In Pocatello, the summers are warm and dry, and the winters are cold and snowy. On average, there are about 207 per year in Pocatello. On average, Pocatello receives about 13 inches of rain and 49 inches of snow per year. May is typically the wettest month, and December is the snowiest. In January, the average low temperature is 16° F making it the coldest month of the year.

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Pocatello, while January and December are the least comfortable months. July is the hottest month for Pocatello with an average high temperature of 88.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Idaho.

In Pocatello, ID, the overall cost of living index is 90, which is 4% lower than the Idaho average and 10% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Pocatello, ID, the city’s goods and services are 2% higher than the Idaho average and 2% lower than the U.S. average.

Located just off Interstate 15, Pocatello, Idaho is a wonderful city nestled against the Rocky Mountain Range. With beautiful views, year round outdoor opportunities, and friendly people, Pocatello is a wonderful place to live. 

The Portneuf Wellness Complex is an 80-acre facility designed to enhance and improve the wellness of the residents of Southeast Idaho. The complex includes sports fields, bike and walking paths, pavilions, volleyball courts, and an open-air amphitheatre. During the summer months, the 11,000-seat Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre entertains audiences with thrilling acts from around the world.

Opened in 1963, Idaho State University is a public university operated by the state of Idaho. The Holt Arena is the oldest enclosed stadium on a college campus in the United States. The campus is also home to the Idaho State Museum of Natural History that features a variety of exhibits and events that the whole family will enjoy.

Other notable points of interest include the popular 75,000 sq. ft. Museum of CleanSwore FarmsZoo Idaho, the Fort Hall Replica, and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum.

And, if you want an adventure, head north to West Yellowstone, which is about a 3-hour drive by car. The popular Yellowstone National Park is filled with hot pots, buffalo, bears, hiking trails, waterfalls, lakes, and of course, the world-famous Old Faithful geyser. Visit during the summer or winter and plan on enjoying all of the beautiful outdoor activities this national park has to offer!

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