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United States Army
Relocation Assistance Program
11 Hap Arnold Blvd.
Tobyhanna, PA 18466-5044
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.
The sponsorship program is available to Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and civilian employees with permanent change of station orders to Tobyhanna Army Depot. To benefit from the TYAD Sponsorship Program, it is essential that soldiers formally request sponsorship by completing Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet ( DA Form 5434) immediately upon receiving notification of assignment to Tobyhanna Army Depot. The completed DA Form 5434 should be sent to the Military Personnel Office, ATTN: ELTY-ISR-S, Tobyhanna, PA 18466-5080.
Make sure your sponsor is aware of your arrival date and time. If, for some reason, your sponsor is unable to meet you upon arrival, then you should report to the Military Personnel Office, building 11, to sign in. During your sign-in you should have your orders, 201 file and any other important papers. Soldiers reporting after duty hours should see the staff duty officer at the Security Building, building 20 or call 570-615-7550. If you need to send mail to Tobyhanna Army Depot prior to your arrival, address it to your receiving unit.