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Relocation Assistance Program
801 Kenny Ave.
Barksdale AFB, LA 71110-2426
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
To request a sponsor, you can contact your current commander's support staff (CSS), your gaining base unit CSS, or the Military and Family Readiness Center at either your current base or at Barksdale Air Force Base. This request should be a part of every PCS move. Your sponsor will assure you receive current information about Barksdale AFB, answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements, and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.
The Barksdale Postal Service Center can accept mail before your arrival at the base. The best practice is to append the unit and office symbol of your gaining unit so delivery can be ensured, otherwise all mail will be held at the Postal Service Center. Barksdale's General Delivery Address is as follows:(Name/Rank)/(Gaining Unit/Office Symbol)204 Curtis Rd., Suite 100Barksdale Air Force Base, LA 71110-2455If you have problems with delivery, or you would like to establish a P.O. Box for delivery prior to your arrival (dormitory residents only), you can contact the Postal Service Center at Comm 318-456-3950, or DSN 781-3950.