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Department of the Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center 17 FSS/FSFR
171 Valiant Street, Building 145
GAFB, TX 76908-4402
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.
A sponsor will send permanent-party Air Force members information about Goodfellow Air Force Base, answer questions about the base and the area, assist with lodging/dorm arrangements, and meet newcomers upon arrival. A sponsor will help members and their families while they continue to settle into their new community.
The Postal Service Center can be reached at 325-654-3466 or DSN 312-477-3466. Members who will be residing in the base dormitories may request a post office box up to 60 days prior to arrival, or the sponsor can provide a copy of the member's orders to the Postal Service Center. Any member may contact the above number to request that general delivery mail be held until member arrives, or moves off base. Without these prior arrangements, general delivery mail is only held for 15 days. The general delivery address is: General Delivery, Your Name, 161 Nuchols St, Unit 8000, Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908-3321. Post Office hours of operation for mailing are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m. PSC window hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and mail boxes can be checked anytime.