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United States Army
Army Community Service - Relocation Manager
General Stilwell Community Center, OMC
Seaside, CA 93955
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.
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.
If you know your unit assignment at the Presidio, you can contact that unit to see whether there is a sponsorship program available to you. Service members coming directly from basic training will not be assigned sponsors.
If you know your unit assignment at the Presidio, contact that unit to see whether there is a sponsorship program. See the major unit listings for contact information. Service members coming directly from basic training will not be assigned sponsors. Go to the Sponsorship link for more detailed information.
While you are en route to the Defense Language Institute, you may have your mail forwarded. Use the following address: Rank and name of service member, unit assigned, Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, CA 93944-5006.
If you are reporting to the 311th or 314th Training Squadron, check in with the commander's support staff located in Building 627, Room 147 between the hours of 0700-0900 Monday-Friday. If you need more information or help to get to the Presidio of Monterey please call DSN: 768-5115 or 831-242-5115. For incoming staff members, if you did not receive a sponsor package and would like to request one, please call 768-5875 or 5730.
All Marines attending training at either the Naval Postgraduate School and/or the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center are assigned to the Marine Corps Detachment, Presidio of Monterey and will report to the commanding officer, MARCORDET Presidio. The Marine Corps Detachment is prepared to receive new-joins 24 hours a day. Normal working hours are from 0730-1630 Monday-Friday. During this time, check-in will be conducted at the Detachment S-1. After normal working hours and during the weekend and holidays, check in with the detachment duty non-commissioned officer located in the Marine Corps Detachment, Building 629B. If you experience any problems you can reach the duty NCO at 831-242-6855. Uniform for check-in is service "A" for all personnel.
Both staff and students follow the same check-in process. When you arrive at the base, go to the CIDU quarterdeck located in Building 629A Rifle Range Road. The quarterdeck is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bring your orders with you so that they may be stamped and you can receive further instruction. You are required to be in uniform if checking in during normal working hours; 831-901-6649.
All new service members are required to attend the joint services in-processing briefs, which are held each Tuesday morning. During the JSIB, service members are given installation information regarding all agencies on post and services available for service members and family members. Those returning from OCONUS are offered a reentry workshop. Spouses are encouraged to attend the JSIB and are also invited to the monthly newcomer's welcome sponsored by Army Community Service.