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United States Army
Relocation Readiness Program
830 Chisholm Avenue
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5070
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.
Sponsorship: Please log into Army Career Tracker at to request a sponsor.
Within 72 hours of assignment to Fort Meade, sponsorship will appear in the left navigation panel of your ACT's sponsorship page. Additionally you will receive an Email and Message in ACT notifying you of your assignment. Select track from the left navigation then click messages to view your Assignment Notification.
Select track from the left navigation then click messages to view your Sponsor Assignment and Welcome Letter. Open the message and read the Welcome Letter. You must open the message for the ACT to track this action. Select sponsorship from the left navigation then click DA form 5434. Once a new form is opened complete Sections 1, 2, 4 and 5. Once all fields are complete click save.
You may also contact the gaining unit or the Personnel Service Branch (PSB) for assistance with finding a point of contact for sponsorship. PSB is located on 4550 Parade Field Lane and can be reached by calling 301-677-4749 or DSN 312-622-4749.