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United States Navy
Relocation Assistance Program JEB Little Creek
Fleet and Family Support Center
1450 D Street, Building 3129
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
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 is someone from your new command who is assigned to assist you with settling into your new location, and is usually assigned through your gaining command.
A sponsor's duties include:
Contact your gaining command to request a sponsor to assist you with your transition. Your official orders contain contact information for your gaining command's sponsorship program.
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek:
All personnel reporting to the amphibious base or one of the tenant commands should report directly to their assigned command. All personnel reporting to the ships must report directly to the ship. If you do not know where to find the ship, call the ship information line at 757-444-0000 and request the pier number and directions. If the ship is deployed, report to the Naval Station Norfolk, Transient Personnel Unit, or TPU, phone: 757-444-1640.
Remember to ask your sponsor about forwarding your mail while in route or simply ask your local post office for other options, in regards to holding and forwarding your mail.
JEB Fort Story:
For soldiers wanting to know more information on pin-point assignments and sponsorship upon arrival to Fort Story, contact the Fort Eustis Officer and Enlisted Reassignment Section, Building 650, room 131, or call 757-878-1395 (for officers) 757-878-4413 (for enlisted).