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United States Marine Corps
Relocation Assistance Services
3019 Embry Loop
Quantico, VA 22134-5001
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.
Personnel desiring command sponsorship should contact their current unit sponsorship coordinator or the installation Information and Referral/Relocation Office to request a sponsor at their gaining command. The installation Information and Referral Office can be reached at 703-784-2659 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Personnel who were not assigned a sponsor prior to transfer and who need command sponsorship during the permanent change of station transfer may also contact the Military Personnel Reception Center or the Relocation Assistance Office. The Installation Personnel Administration Center is the central office for Marine Corps personnel reporting to Quantico and is located on the second deck of Building 2006 (Headquarters and Service Battalion), Hawkins Ave. IPAC is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to noon (except holidays) and can be reached by calling 703-784-4466.
To forward mail to Quantico, fill out two "Change of Address" cards at the post office at your present command. Address all mail going to Quantico to General Delivery, Quantico, VA 22134. The Postmaster will retain your mail for 30 days from your stated estimated date of arrival. To collect your mail check in with the post office. Please be sure to check the appropriate boxes for temporary or permanent assignment, single or family mail so that all mail for the family will be kept together.