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Department of the Air Force
220 Lukasik Avenue
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544-5272
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.
Obtaining a sponsor prior to your arrival can be the key to a successful permanent change of station. All Air Force Permanent Party personnel should contact their unit of assignment to request a sponsor. Sponsorship is mandatory for all personnel below the grade of colonel. If you still do not receive a sponsor contact the Hurlburt Field Military Personnel Section for assistance, 850-884-5252 or DSN 312-579-5252. If you encounter any difficulties with this process you can always contact the Relocation Assistance Program at 850-884-5441/5442 or DSN 579-5441/5442.
A sponsor is essential for relocating personnel and their family members by providing information and assistance from the time they receive their new duty assignment until they are settled into their new community. If you have not been contacted by your sponsor within 120 days of your projected reporting date, contact the Hurlburt Field Airman & Family Readiness Center. Email: 1SOFSS.DPF@us.af.mil or 850-884-5441/5442, or DSN 579-5441/5442. Provide your gaining organization, projected arrival and best email contact.
The sponsor's primary role will be to answer any questions you may have about the base and the area. Your sponsor can also make lodging/dorm arrangements for you, and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will help you, and your family, until you are settled into the new community. He/she will be sending you information about the base, community, housing, schools, and any other additional information that you may have requested.
Department of Defense civilians should contact your selecting official or personnel office for a sponsor. If you still do not receive a sponsor contact the Hurlburt Field Civilian Personnel Office for assistance at 850-884-5212 5321/5322 or DSN 312-579-5212 5321/5322 or Airman & Family Readiness Center 850-884-5441/5442.
Personnel arriving after duty hours should contact the Commando Lodging at 850-659-3244/7115/6245. The Commando Lodging is located at 301 Tully Street, Building 90509. To make a reservation or for more information visit the Lodging website.
If you arrive during duty hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. contact your respective unit and they will be able to welcome and guide you through the in-processing. Contact the Hurlburt Field Welcome Center at 850-884-4815/4816 located at Building 90229.
Prior to your arrival you should have your mail sent to:
The Postal Service Center will use this general delivery address to hold your mail until you arrive. In addition to sending your mail be sure to phone the PSC at 850-884-6219/3435 or DSN 312-579-6219/3435 to let them know that you are coming to Hurlburt Field Florida.