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Department of the Air Force
Relocation Assistance (Airman and Family Readiness Flight)
1451 4th Street SE
Consolidated Support Center, Building 20245
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
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.
Sponsors are assigned by the Command Support Section of your gaining unit. Your sponsor is probably the most important person at Kirtland Air Force Base in assisting with preparations for your move. They can help you locate temporary housing, permanent housing and assist with in-processing. Your sponsor should send you pertinent information about the base and local communities including the base guide, base newspaper, housing information, maps and their phone number and address. If you have not heard from your sponsor within 30 days of your reporting date, contact your unit or the Military Personnel Section Customer Service at DSN 312-246-2354 or 505-846-2354.
Another great tool available to service members undergoing a permanent change of station is Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or https://www.militaryonesource.mil/. Military OneSource can help make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information. Assistance is available for every stage of your PCS, whether you're traveling solo or taking your family with you, helping to make the move as smooth and seamless as possible.