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United States Army
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
Soldier Support Center
Fort Bragg, NC 28310-5000
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.
Effective 25 October 2016, The Total Army Sponsorship Program has gone to a tiered approach to sponsorship. Soldiers in the grades of O4 - O6, CW3 - CW5, and E7- E9 may request sponsorship, it is no longer mandatory. Sponsorship remains mandatory for all other grades.
NOTE: Senior commanders have the right not to use the tiered program.
All soldiers leaving Fort Bragg, not attending a school over 19 weeks are longer are required to have a sponsor.
Log into Army Career Tracker https://actnow.army.mil to request a sponsor
Complete sections 1, 2, 4, and 5 of the DA Form 5434 for sponsorship.
Ensure they are completely filled out in its entirety before clicking the submit button.
Section 3 is for the gaining unit to assign a sponsor.
15 days prior to receiving installation clearing papers you must log into Army Career Tracker and complete the Out-processing Survey.
If the gaining command has failed to assign a sponsor prior to the Soldier's final clearance from Fort Bragg, the Soldier will be required to request an Exception to the Policy on a DA Form 4187, through their Unit Sponsorship Coordinator which allows the Soldier to proceed on assignment without a sponsor.
The approval authority for the Exception to Policy (ETP) is the first General Officer/Senior Executive Service equivalent in the Soldier's chain of command
All in-processing soldiers will in-process at the Bragg Reception Center, Building. 4-1437 (same proximity as the Soldier Support Center), Normandy Street. The Fort Bragg Reception Company is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and can be reached by calling 910-396-9955, 910-396-9304 or 910 396-2656, DSN 312-236-9304, 312-236-9955 or 312-236-2656.
Soldiers E-6 and below will in-process at the Fort Bragg Reception Company, Building. 4-2245 (same vicinity as the Soldier Support Center), Normandy Street, 910-396-9955/4244/4250 or DSN 312-236-9955/4244/4250.
Fort Bragg Post Office does not give P.O. Boxes in advance because of the high demand. Neither Fort Bragg Reception Company will hold mail for personnel en route to the installation. However, you can go to your local Post Office to obtain a box number application "PS Form 1093" for a local post office off the installation. Spring Lake Post Office is recommended as it is located next to the installation. Fill out the application and enclose a check or money order to the Postmaster for $26 for six months plus $1 for each key. You can get the Postmaster address and telephone number from your local Post Office. Allow five to seven days for delivery and then call the Post Office to obtain your box number. Spring Lake address is 225 N. Main Street Spring Lake, NC 28390, 910-497-0113.
The Postal Service is classified as an essential government service operation, which allows them to continue operations. Customers will be asked to limit the Post Office lobby to no more than 10 people at a time, and keep a minimum of six feet between yourself and others. USPS will conduct all passport application services by appointment only.