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Department of the Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center
483 N. Aviation Boulevard
Bldg. 272, Room C1-209
El Segundo, CA 90245-2808
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.
When you first learn of your assignment, contact the Military Personnel Flight at your losing base to request a sponsor. This may be an automated process whereby Los Angeles Air Force Base will be contacted electronically to assign a sponsor for you. Or you may call your orderly room to request a sponsor assignment. Your sponsor will answer many of your questions by telephone, email, or personal contact. He/She will send you a sponsor packet that contains information about the area and the installation as well as other information that will assist you and your family members. This website: https://installations.militaryonesource.mil is also referred to newcomers as an alternate sponsor packet because of the breathe of information it entails.
To set up a forwarding address, call the Base Distribution Office, 61st Force Services Squadron/Force Services Flight, phone 310-653-3639/3079, DSN 312-633-3639/3079, and discuss your Report No Later Than Date, or RNLTD. Upon arrival, you may pick up the mail in Building 271, room B1-401. The office is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The forwarding address is: Your Name, Newcomer’s Mail, 483 N. Aviation Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245-2808.
To establish a post office box before arriving at Los Angeles Air Force Base, pick up an application at your local post office. Call the U.S. Postal Services at 800-275-8777 for prices on the size of box you want.
Send the application and a copy of your orders to either of these addresses:
Los Angeles AFB does not have a 24-hour reporting station. If you are flying into the area, please arrange for your sponsor to greet you at the airport. We recommend that you arrive during duty hours Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., for easier in-processing. If you are assigned to the Medical Squadron, report to the clinic in Building 210. Those assigned to all other units will go to the Customer Service Office in the lobby of Building 272 between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. If you arrive after duty hours contact your sponsor or call the Space Systems Command Post at 310-653-3070, DSN 312-633-3070.