Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Sponsors send you a Welcome Aboard Package, help with making temporary lodging arrangements, answer questions, and provide useful information for your transition overseas. If you have not received a sponsor, please contact the 496 Air Base Sponsor/Commander Support Staff via DSN 314-722-8255. Your sponsor is available to answer any questions you may have and take care of your needs upon arrival so please do not hesitate to inform him or her of any issues or concerns you may have. The First Sergeant is also available to you any time of the day or night by phone, DSN 314-722-8085 / commercial 011-34-95-584-8085. After you provide a copy of your orders to your sponsor, your sponsor will obtain your Postal Service Center box for you. Once you have orders and your travel reservation, keep your sponsor advised of your arrival information to arrange airport pick-up, or you may contact Vehicle Dispatch (DSN 314-722-8063 /Commercial 011-34 95-584-8063). Moron AB Operator - DSN 314-722-8111/ Commercial +011-34-95-584-8111.