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United States Army
Relocation Readiness Program
1520 Freedman Drive
Fort Detrick, MD 21702
Relocation assistance can provide support if you’re preparing to move or PCS. The programs and services defined below are provided by the Military and Family Support Center. In addition to the assistance program, a variety of other services may be available. Check the additional information topic to see what unique installation services are available to you.
If you are approaching a permanent change of station, or PCS, you may have questions about your upcoming move. As part of the Military and Family Support Center, the Relocation Assistance Program provides services and resources to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Below is a list of resources.
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.