Airman and Family Readiness Center - Relocation Assistance Services
APO, AP 96328-5119
Phone Direct Inward Dial (DID) 042-507-6548 / Calling from Stateside 81-42-507-6548
Phone (DSN) 315-225-8725
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. But, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds that personal touch. The Sponsorship Program supports sponsors with training and access to important information and resources.
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. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status.
Sponsorship duties include the following:
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.
If you are already a sponsor, 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, they can access the Sponsorship Awareness for Families 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.
Youth Sponsorship Program
Even before they arrive, kids have the chance to get to meet a new friend and become acquainted with their new installation through the Youth Sponsorship Program. 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.
Call your relocation manager »
Or, for 24/7 assistance, call Military OneSource. »