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United States Marine Corps
Marine & Family Programs I&R
Building 579, Reed Road
MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863
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.
Sponsorship assistance is mandatory for all accompanied Marines OCONUS per MCO 1320.11G and sailors per OPNAVINST 1740.3D. It’s highly recommended for all service members to contact their future command in Hawaii as soon as they receive orders. The major commands on Marine Corps Base Hawaii have a unit sponsorship coordinator in place to receive requests for sponsorship assistance. The USCs may also provide an address for forwarding mail. Unit sponsorship coordinators are typically located within the S-1. Assigned sponsors should contact the inbound service member to assist with resources and contact to help with the relocation process to Hawaii.
Marines or service members assigned to a Marine command on Marine Corps Base Hawaii who are unable to contact their future command should call the Installation Personnel Administration Center or IPAC Inbound Section at 808-257-2197/1813/2400/3197.
The Youth Activities and Resource and Referral are supporting the Youth Sponsorship Program at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. If interested in a youth sponsor for your child aged 10 years or older, please contact the Children and Youth Programs office at 808-257-7240.