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United States Navy
151 Ellyson Avenue
Relocation/Deployment Readiness/IA Support/Return & Reunion/Reintegration
NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-5239
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. But, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds 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 a sponsor through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status. We also recognize that the service member isn’t the only one affected by a move, so spouses can also receive training to become a sponsor.
To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their duties including:
· Contacting the service member and family with an introductory email
· Staying in contact with the service member throughout the moving process
· Sending information about the new community and duty assignment, responding to questions and providing information about resources
· Confirming transportation and lodging arrangements
· Helping with post office arrangements
· Meeting service members and family members upon arrival
· Going with service members to unit check-in point
· Introducing service members to the Military and Family Support Center and loan closet, if it’s available
· Familiarizing service members and families with the installation and key locations, like the commissary
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance.
Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to do the following:
· Provide newcomers with a sense of belonging
· Ease the transition for inbound service members or civilians and their family members
· Increase productivity of service members and loved ones
· Help newcomers make informed decisions
· Cultivate new friendships
· Improve morale
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact your installation’s Relocation Assistance Program office or, in the Marine Corps, the Information and Referral office.
Installation youth sponsorship programs facilitate the integration of military connected youth to new surroundings during moves. Primarily directed to preteen and teenaged youth, installation youth programs give youth 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 the youth sponsorship program. 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.
Sponsors are provided for permanent duty personnel, sponsors are not provided for students.
All permanent duty personnel are required to check in at the NAS Pensacola Quarter Deck, Bldg 1500, 850-452-4785, in the Uniform of the Day with orders in hand. You will be directed to your respective command from there. For your specific command phone number contact the Relocation Office 850-452-5990 ext. 0.
Students are required to check in at NATTC Mega building Quarter Deck 850-452-7300, in the Uniform of the Day with orders in hand. You will be directed to your school from there.
USMC staff/instructors check in at the MATSG 23 Quarter Deck 850-452-9460 ext 3304.
USMC commissioned students check in at MATSG 21 850-452-9460 ext 3004.
NAS Pensacola will no longer mail out Welcome Aboard Packages. You may receive a Welcome Aboard Package by contacting your sponsor, emailing the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at email@example.com or come by the NAS Pensacola FFSC Relocation Office, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. If on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders contact your gaining command for sponsor assignment. Sponsors are not required to meet incoming personnel until you reach your gaining command.
The USO maintains a military assistance desk at the Pensacola Regional Airport from 9 a.m. - midnight daily, this desk is manned by volunteers and there may be times when it is not open.
The Youth Sponsorship Program for NAS Pensacola and Corry Station is called "Anchored for Life"". Children in the military community at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station have volunteered to sponsor other military/Department of Defense children coming into the local area. All have been trained and have been certified as youth sponsors. For more information, or for a youth sponsor contact the NAS Pensacola School Liaison, 850-458-6588 or Youth Centers at 850-452-2296 or 850-453-3490 or https://anchored4life.com/.