Relocation Readiness Program
APO, AE 09112
Phone (DSN) 314-476-2650
Fax (DSN) 314-476-2234
A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request a sponsor through your new unit or through MilitaryINSTALLATIONS. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status.
Sponsorship goals include the following:
Sponsorship duties include:
Note: Sponsorship duties and responsibilities may vary by service-specific policies and guidance. For more information about sponsorship, contact your installation’s Relocation Assistance Program or, in the Marine Corps, the Information and Referral Office.
Training is available for service members who have been assigned the role of “sponsor.” Requirements regarding training for new sponsors is service-specific. Please check your service’s policy regarding training requirements for new sponsors.
If you are assigned the role of sponsor, training is available by visiting My Training Hub (CAC enabled). Enroll in the eSponsorship Application & Training, or eSTA, course. This course will walk you through your roles and responsibilities, as well as familiarize you with available resources to assist your newcomer.
If your family members want to learn more about sponsorship, they can complete the Sponsorship Awareness for Families through My Training Hub. To complete this training, they will need an email address and password.
Youth Sponsorship Program
Many installations give kids the chance to meet a new friend and become acquainted with their new installation through the installation’s youth program. Where available, youth can exchange emails, talk on the phone or chat online. For more information, visit MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and click on Youth Services and your new installation. The youth program staff at your new installation can offer more information on the Youth Sponsorship Program. Families with children may also want to visit Military Kids Connect, an online community for military children and youth. The site offers games, videos and links to teen-led installation tours.
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