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United States Army
Relocation Readiness Program
7117 Baltzell Avenue
Fort Benning, GA 31905
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.
To initiate the Fort Benning Sponsorship Program it is essential that soldiers complete the DA Form 5434 Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet in Army Career Tracker, Total Army Sponsorship Program, during the reassignment processing at their current duty station. All soldiers of ranks E1-O6 must login and complete the sponsorship request form in ACT. The DA Form 5434 advises the command of any special needs and support mechanisms the TASP must muster to help the soldier and his/her family. The completed DA Form 5434 will be automatically sent to the gaining installation via ACT for further processing and the appointment of a sponsor.
Soldiers who are unable to open the ACT TASP DA5434 must contact his/her current brigade/battalion ACT TASP Coordinator for assistance.