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Department of the Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center
445 SUWANNEE RD
Tyndall AFB, FL 32403
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.
A sponsor should send you a sponsor package, answer your questions about the base and the area, make lodging/dorm arrangements for you, and meet you and your family upon your arrival. Your sponsor will help you and your family until you are settled into the new community. Air Force permanent party personnel should contact your unit commander support staff for a sponsor. Sponsorship is mandatory for all personnel below the grade of colonel.
If you do not receive a sponsor from your gaining unit, contact the Tyndall Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center for assistance, 850-283-2400 or DSN 312-523-2400/2402 or by email at 325FSS.FSH.AFRC@us.af.mil
Department of Defense civilians should contact their selecting official or personnel office for a sponsor. Sponsorship is mandatory for all personnel below the grade of colonel or civilian equivalent. If you still do not receive a sponsor, contact the Tyndall AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center for assistance, 850-283-2400 or DSN 312-523-2400/2402.
Air Battle Manager students should receive a sponsor package from the school. Please contact the 337 ACS Commander Support Staff at 850-283-0612/DSN 312-523-0613 or via email at 337ACSCommanderSupportStaff@us.af.mil if you have not received a sponsor.
Members may request a post office box up to 60 days prior to arrival or their sponsor may bring in a copy of member's orders to request a post office box for the newcomer. Any member may contact the number below to request that general delivery mail be held until the member arrives or receives a permanent address. The general delivery address is: General Delivery; rank/first name last name; PSC Box 5000; 590 Suwannee Road; Tyndall AFB, FL 32403. Contact the Postal Service Center at 850-283-2491or DSN 312-523-2491 for additional information.