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United States Army
Army Community Service - Relocation Assistance Program
9810 Lee Road
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
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.
Fort Jackson also has a Youth Sponsorship Program. Did you recently receive PCS orders and have a child that's worried about moving? Maybe you've heard them wonder:
The Youth Sponsorship Program connects your child to another youth in the new community to answer these questions and so much more.
Why should my child request a sponsor? A sponsor:
What does the Youth Sponsorship Program provide for my child?
Their sponsor will provide them a welcome packet and information about their new community before they arrive. Upon arrival their sponsor will arrange for them to have a tour of the community and, once you know which school they will be attending, provide information about the school and arrange for a tour there as well. Various activities and events will help your child meet new people, learn about their school and community, and expose them to various activities and events.
How do I get a sponsor assigned to my child? Once you receive PCS orders contact your school liaison officer.
What is a youth sponsor?
Youth sponsors are at both the youth center and the school and provide information about the community and school to their sponsoree via welcome packets, email and face-to-face communication
Why should my child become a youth sponsor?
How can my child become a youth sponsor? Contact the school liaison office at 803-751-6150.
Other Sponsorship Information
Sponsorship for civilians is the responsibility of the gaining supervisor.
Other Important Post Information
Fort Jackson Post Office does not give P.O. boxes in advance because of the high demand. Prior to departing, you should request your local post office place a "hold" on your mail. Once arriving at Fort Jackson, you may obtain a P.O. box at the post office. Personal mailboxes may also be obtained in advanced by calling UPS (located at the PX) at 803-227-2692.