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United States Air Force
Relocation Assistance Program
5837 D Avenue
Hill AFB, UT 84056-5720
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.
Many installations give kids the chance to meet a new friend and become acquainted with their new installation through the installation’s youth program. Where available, youth can exchange emails, talk on the phone or chat online. For more information, visit MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and click on Youth Services and your new installation. 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.
Active Duty Military: As the date of your PCS approaches, it is important to start gathering information about your new location. The sponsorship program is a great way to accomplish this. Your gaining unit will assign sponsors to in-bound personnel. The sponsor should contact you and send along a sponsor package for your use. Sponsors are a great resource for you before, during and after your PCS to Hill. They can assist you with questions, make lodging arrangements and meet you upon arrival to the area and provide general assistance as you get settled. If your sponsor will not be able to meet you, the 24-hour arrival point for the base is the Mountain View Inn, Bldg. 450. The Mountain View Inn can be reached at DSN 312-777-1844 or 801-777-1844. If arriving during normal duty hours, report to your unit command section. If you arrive after hours, report to lodging and then to your unit on the first duty day after arrival. If you have not received a sponsor or sponsor package, please contact the Relocation Assistance Program at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, DSN 312-777-4681 or 801-777-4681.
Department of Defense Civilians: Upon your selection for a position at Hill AFB, contact your selecting official or the local personnel office to arrange for a sponsor and to receive information about your move. Your staffing specialist at the civilian personnel office will provide the date/time for your New Hire Orientation.
Military members can have mail forwarded to the post office located on base until you have a permanent address in the local area. The forwarding address is:
Your Name, 7338 Loncki Street (General Delivery), Hill AFB, UT 84056-5305. *It is imperative you add the General Delivery remark with this address so your mail does not get mixed up with the members in the dorms.
Upon arrival at Hill, you can pick up your mail at the PSC located in Bldg. 344. For further information and regulations, please call DSN 312-777-2509 or 801-777-2509. Civilians PCSing to Hill AFB can rent a post office box for a minimal fee during their transition. Contact the United States Post Office on Hill AFB at 801-777-3507 for further details.