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United States Army
Relocation Readiness Program – Famliy Resource Center
11042 Mt Belvedere Blvd
Fort Drum, NY 13602
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.
The welcome center is open 24 hours a day. The staff there is available to assist you with all aspects of your arrival/in-processing. Call 315-772-7529/0423 or DSN 312-772-7529 or 800-661-7158.
All Air Force personnel with orders to the 20th Air Support Operations Squadron must report to the 20th ASOS command support staff with their sponsor (if available) for in-processing.
The 20th ASOS can be reached at 315-772-0412/0729 or DSN 312-772-0412/0729. If you fly into the Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York, look for the Fort Drum information sign.
Soldiers may request a sponsor by going to their Army Career Tracker and clicking on sponsorship. Fill out the Department of the Army 5434 on the ACT. Call the Fort Drum Sponsorship Liaison for inbound soldiers at 315-772-1692 for any questions, concerns or help with sponsorship.
If a sponsor is not assigned to you prior to your arrival to Fort Drum, one will be assigned when you arrive. Once you sign in, your unit will be informed of your arrival and your sponsor will arrive to greet you. See the sponsorship narrative for additional information.