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United States Navy
Fleet and Family Support Center
Naval Base Guam, Bldg. 106
Santa Rita, GU 96915
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.
If you are coming to Guam and have not been assigned a sponsor, contact your gaining command for sponsor assignment or call the Fleet and Family Support Center Guam, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 671-333-2056/57 or DSN 315-333-2056/57. You may also contact FFSC Guam if you would like to obtain a Welcome Aboard Package. It is imperative that you are in contact with your sponsor prior to departing your current duty station. You must ensure your sponsor is informed of your itinerary so he/she may make proper arrangements for transportation from the Guam airport. You may also visit the nearest Fleet and Family Support Center to attend a Smooth Move Workshop which will better prepare you and your family for your move to Guam.
All personnel arriving on Guam aboard a commercial airline will land at A.B. Won Pat International Airport. Personnel traveling to Guam on the Patriot Express will arrive at the Andersen Air Force Base Passenger Terminal. If your sponsor does not meet you upon arrival, call the Naval Base Guam Command Duty Office at 671-488-7147 for assistance after working hours.
Before you leave your current duty station, you should inform the U.S. Postal Service and your departing command of your change of address. Contact your incoming command about setting up a temporary mailing address at the command until a more permanent one is obtained.
FFSC Guam offers Instant Friends, a youth sponsorship program for children ages 5-17 that is designed to ease stress of the transition for military or civilian dependents accompanying their sponsors on their PCS move to Guam. Children are linked with children who are already on Guam who are of the same age with similar interests.