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Department of the Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center
56 FSS / FSH
7282 N 137th Ave, Bldg 1113
Luke AFB, AZ 85309
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.
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.
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.
Once you receive your notification of assignment, you should request a sponsor through your command support staff or through your local Airman and Family Readiness Center. If you have concerns once you have requested a sponsor, contact your command support staff.
Your sponsor should contact you for an initial assessment to determine your needs and meet you upon arrival. You should arrange where you will meet your sponsor prior to arrival. However, if your sponsor does not meet you, contact your unit of assignment during duty hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you arrive after duty hours, contact the Lodging Office at 623-856-3941. This office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can arrange to have your mail delivered to the following address while you are en route for your PCS:
Luke AFB, AZ 85309-9999