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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. But, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds 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 a sponsor through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status. We also recognize that the service member isn’t the only one affected by a move, so spouses can also receive training to become a sponsor.
To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their duties including:
· Contacting the service member and family with an introductory email
· Staying in contact with the service member throughout the moving process
· Sending information about the new community and duty assignment, responding to questions and providing information about resources
· Confirming transportation and lodging arrangements
· Helping with post office arrangements
· Meeting service members and family members upon arrival
· Going with service members to unit check-in point
· Introducing service members to the Military and Family Support Center and loan closet, if it’s available
· Familiarizing service members and families with the installation and key locations, like the commissary
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance.
Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to do the following:
· Provide newcomers with a sense of belonging
· Ease the transition for inbound service members or civilians and their family members
· Increase productivity of service members and loved ones
· Help newcomers make informed decisions
· Cultivate new friendships
· Improve morale
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact your installation’s Relocation Assistance Program office or, in the Marine Corps, the Information and Referral office.
Installation youth sponsorship programs facilitate the integration of military connected youth to new surroundings during moves. Primarily directed to preteen and teenaged youth, installation youth programs give youth 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 the youth sponsorship program. 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.
All Army personnel arriving at Fort Drum will report to the Reception Activity Welcome Center, Clark Hall, Building P-10720, Mount Belvedere Boulevard.
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 in to 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 315-772-1351 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.