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Relocation Assistance Program
Farley Avenue & Buffington Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
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.
All newcomers should have a sponsor assigned at their gaining unit/department prior to arriving at Picatinny Arsenal. If a sponsor has not been assigned, one may be requested by filling out a DA Form 5434 at the current unit. A sponsor will be assigned within three days and the soldier will receive a welcome packet with post information and instructions on in-processing to his/her new unit. A soldier's sponsor may arrange to meet with him/her upon arrival. If this is not possible, the sponsor will instruct the soldier to begin in-processing at the Military Personnel Center office in building 34 South, Ramsey Ave. The office can be reached at 973-724-5829/5830. Soldiers may use the address on their orders or the address of the unit as a temporary mailing address for mail en route. To obtain a sponsor, contact your new unit or call the Military Personnel Center at 973-724-5829.
There is no general delivery. Please call your forwarding unit admin to inquire if they will collect your mail.