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Department of the Air Force
MIlitary and Family Readiness, Relocation
382 Avenue D
Dyess AFB, TX 79607
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.
If you are inbound to Dyess Air Force Base, your squadron should assign a sponsor to you. If no sponsor has been assigned to you, please contact your current Military & Family Readiness Center (325) 696-5999 in regards to obtaining a sponsor and relocation assistance. A sponsor will send permanent party Air Force members a sponsor package, answer questions about the base and the area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet newcomers upon arrival. The sponsor will help members and their families settle into the new community. If you arrive at Dyess Air Force Base on a weekday, and you are not met by a sponsor, you are encouraged to stop by the Military & Family Readiness Center, 325-696-5999, located at 382 Avenue D, Building 7215, so A&FRC staff can assist in finding you an appropriate unit representative. If you arrive on a weekend, you are encouraged to check into billeting/lodging, and contact the first sergeant of your gaining squadron/unit. For additional info, please see the “sponsorship” topic. https://www.dyessfss.com can assist you with base information.
The Postal Service Center can be contacted at 325-696-2458 or DSN 312-461-2458. Members who will be living in a dormitory may request a post office box up to 60 days prior to arrival or a sponsor may bring in a copy of member's orders. Any member may contact the above number to request that general delivery mail be held until member arrives, or moves off base. Without these prior arrangements, general delivery mail is only held for 30 days. Upon arrival, pick up your mail at the PSC located at 6132 Avenue B. The general delivery address is: Airman John Doe, General Delivery-Your Squadron,490 Avenue B, Dyess Air Force Base, TX 79607.