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Department of the Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center
Incirlik Air Base
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.
Moving can be a very traumatic experience, at worse extremely challenging at best. Settling into your new location and your new unit takes time. Military Installations and Plan My Move are designed to assist you with information about your new location. Plan My Move and Military Installations have a Sponsorship Program which is very helpful in providing new unit information. If you want to learn how to be a sponsor, you can take a short training module found on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS. If you are a Sponsor you can use the eSponsorship Application & Training a secure website designed to train you on your sponsorship duties and provide sample materials for your use when communicating with the newcomer.
Your gaining unit should assign you a sponsor and send you an electronic sponsor package. Contact and use your sponsor before and during your arrival. He or she probably experienced the same issues you will encounter and can give helpful information about your new base and processing procedures.
If you don't hear from your sponsor within 60 days of your report date, contact your new unit or Airman & Family Readiness Center. Every unit has a combat service support responsible for assigning sponsors and they should be there to assist you.
Your sponsor can request a P.O. Box for you 60 days prior to arrival. They must have a copy of your orders.
Once your gaining organization has received confirmation of your PCS, military and DoD civilians will be assigned a sponsor. If you are experiencing any personnel issues or have not heard from your sponsor, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at DSN 314-676-6755 or 011-90-322-316-6755. Department of Defense civilians should contact their selecting official or personnel office for a sponsor. Contact the Civilian Personnel Office DSN 314-676-6416 or 011-90-322-316-6416 if you are not contacted by a sponsor.
Your sponsor should provide you with information about the local community, housing, employment, the base and any other information you request. Your sponsor should also provide you with information about your gaining organization including the name of your First Sergeant and Commander. Keep your sponsor informed during your PCS. If your arrival plans change, be sure to contact your sponsor. Your sponsor will be responsible for welcoming you to the base and your organization, and also ensuring you attend the Newcomer's Orientation.
The 24-hour arrival point is the Billeting Office, Building 1081, DSN 314-676-9357. Your sponsor should arrange your billeting, ensure you verify that has been done prior to arriving, Current operations and force protection considerations prompted a decision to direct mandatory use of government transit and permanent housing and billeting accommodations at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. All active duty and DoD employees with an assignment to Incirlik AB are subject to this decision.
If you have not received a base information kit please proceed to the Incirlik Airman and Family Readiness Center SharePoint site to download your information packets at https://usaf.dps.mil/sites/39abw/MSG/FSS/AFRC/Forms/AllItems.aspx?