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United States Army
Relocation Readiness Program
1520 Freedman Drive
Fort Detrick, MD 21702
Service providers are available with support both before and after a PCS move. Learn more about how to put the military’s relocation assistance program to work for you. See below for an overview of Military and Family Support Center Relocation Assistance services. Services vary by installation, so check the “Other” section below to see what other services are available at your location.
Your Military and Family Support Center provides relocation assistance to help make PCS moves as smooth as possible. Resources include:
Newcomer's Orientation is held monthly April-September during the summer months then quarterly during the winter (November and February) in the Community Activities Center, Building 1529 Porter Street. Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) offers a Lending Closet located in the Community Support Center, that is stocked with household items that newly arrived soldiers and civilians may borrow. The RRP staff provides on-going one-on-one in-processing Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to newly arrived personnel to aid and assist with relocation and settling in services.
Installation Specific Information
The Fort Detrick Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) office is here to help you and your family settle in the Fort Detrick community and also prepare you for your PCS when it's time to relocate.
The ACS RRP is the best place to receive relocation assistance and information, as it is especially designed to make the transition into our community an easier and more pleasant experience for the newly-arrived Soldier and Family members. Experience has shown that if a young family has a successful first move, later moves will be positive as well.
After you arrive at Fort Detrick, visit the ACS office and find out what's happening and when. The Newcomer's Orientation is mandatory for active duty and new civilian employees.
The Fort Detrick Lending Closet has basic household items to loan for those in moving status. In fact, there are prepackaged household kits available for loans of up to 30 days. On a case-by-case basis, items may be extended longer than 30 days.
The RRP offers pre-move and post-move briefings, overseas briefings and multi-cultural classes. Family members and Soldiers wanting to improve their language skills may inquire about English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) classes offered through the local community college. Spouses needing citizenship information may also contact the RRP.
For Families with a loved one living separately because of mission requirements, there is a Hearts Apart (Waiting Families) program. Please contact your RRP office, 301-619-2197/6364 for more information.