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Defense Logistics Agency
Deployment and Reintegration Support Program
6090 Strathmore Road
Richmond, VA 23237
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.
Experience has taught us that first impressions are lasting ones. The tone for an entire tour of duty may be established during the pre-arrival communication, arrival support, and assistance.
It is our goal to facilitate a smooth transition and assimilation into our command, to set the stage for a positive attitude at the beginning of the tour, and create an atmosphere for continued success. Therefore, the selection of individuals to be sponsors at Defense Supply Center Richmond is taken very seriously.
Only individuals with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality of life are chosen to be sponsors for incoming personnel. Your chain of Command and/or leadership will provide you the name of your sponsor prior to arrival.