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Department of the Air Force
Airman & Family Readiness Center
135 Dover Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80914-1160
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.
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.
A sponsor is assigned to you once your gaining organization has received confirmation of your PCS. Please make sure you have a sponsor assigned prior to departing. If you do not hear from your sponsor within 60 days of your reporting date, you can request a sponsor by contacting the Military Personnel Flight at your current location, your Command Support Staff at your gaining installation and ask for the sponsorship point of contact, or the Military & Family Readiness Center, 719-556-6141 or DSN 312-834-6141.
Your sponsor will provide you and your family with installation and community information to include on/off base housing, schools, employment, and assist with pre-arrival arrangements. Your sponsor should provide you with information about your gaining organization including the name of your First Sergeant and Commander. Keep your sponsor informed during your PCS. If your arrival plans change, be sure to contact your sponsor and inform them of your entire plan (ie. leave enroute, bus, taxi, plane, driving, etc.). They will ensure your move to Peterson goes smoothly and all your in-processing needs are met.
All newcomers not assigned to the dormitory may have mail forwarded (30 days prior to arrival) to PSC Box 70000, Peterson SFB, CO 80914, until a local mailing address is acquired. Dormitory residents can request their own box prior to arrival via their sponsor. A copy of your orders may be needed.