NSA Portsmouth Fleet and Family Support Center
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Bldg 249
Portsmouth, VA 23708

Phone 757-953-7801
Phone (DSN) 312-377-7801
Fax 757-953-6092
Fax (DSN) 312-377-6092

Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun – Closed
Holidays - Closed

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Sponsorship

Sponsorship Training

Visit My Training Hub and log in with your Common Access Card, or CAC, to take the eSponsorship Application & Training. The course will walk you through your sponsorship duties and help you find the resources and information your newcomer is going to need. Families can be an important part of the sponsorship process. If your family members want to learn more about sponsorship or if they want to become a sponsor, they can access the Sponsorship Awareness for Families and complete sponsorship training through My Training Hub with an email address and password. The Sponsorship Awareness for Families course includes the same resources and information as the CAC-enabled version.

Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource can help smooth that transition. The Sponsorship Program supports sponsors with training and access to important information and resources.

Sponsorship Program goals include the following:

  • Providing newcomers with a sense of belonging
  • Easing the transition for inbound service members or civilians and their family members
  • Increasing productivity
  • Helping newcomers make informed decisions
  • Cultivating new friendships
  • Improving morale

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 duties include the following:

  • Contacting the service member and family with an introductory email
  • Following up with the member's preferred method of contact
  • Sending information about the new community and duty assignment, responding to questions and providing resource information
  • Confirming transportation and lodging arrangements
  • Assisting with post office arrangements
  • Meeting service members and family members upon arrival
  • Accompanying service members to unit check-in point
  • Introducing service members to the Military and Family Support Center and loan closet, if available
  • Orienting service members and families to the installation and key locations, such as the commissary

Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance.

For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact your installation Relocation Assistance Program office or, in the Marine Corps, the Information and Referral office.

Youth Sponsorship Program

Many installations give kids the chance to get to meet a new friend and become acquainted with their new installation through the installation’s youth program. Where available, they 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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