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United States Army
ILLESHEIM ACS Storck Barracks
Illeshiem Germany 91417
Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource provide important information to help make moving easier. For many newcomers, a sponsor can help add that personal touch.
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 one through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status.
To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources that can help newcomers master their move. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their responsibilities, which may include:
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance. Make sure to check with your service branch for sponsor training requirements.
Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to:
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact your installation Military and Family Support Center.
Sponsorship is also available for youth. Installation youth sponsorship programs help military-connected youth make a successful transition to a new community. Primarily directed to preteen and teenaged youth, installation youth programs/centers provide information and materials on programs and services available at their new location. Where available, youth can exchange emails, talk on the phone or chat online with other youth. The youth program staff at your new installation can offer more information on installation youth sponsorship programs.
You can also contact your installation School Liaison Program office for information about school-based youth sponsorship programs such as Anchored4Life and Student2Student. These peer-to-peer programs help your student adjust to and navigate their new school.
If your child would like to become a youth sponsor, contact your installation School Liaison Program or youth program/center.
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.
It is very important that you communicate with your sponsor prior to your arrival.
Your sponsor can sign you up for a mail box 90 days before your arrival. The mail room will give your sponsor the address. Your mail will be at the mail room upon your arrival.
Register for a sponsor as soon as you are notified of the assignment. Your sponsor can help with information about your new unit and the Ansbach area, as well as answer any questions you might have. Department of Defense civilians and contractors should contact your gaining Civilian Personnel Office or future supervisor for assignment of a sponsor.
Ninety days prior to your arrival date, your sponsor can contact the mail room and complete Department of the Army Form 3955, “Change of Address and Directory Card,” to obtain a mailing address for you to begin forwarding your mail. All mail received will be held for your arrival. If you are delayed en route, it is imperative that you notify your sponsor to inform the post office so that your mail will not be returned to sender.