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United States Army
Relocation Readiness Program
Grafenwoehr Germany 92655
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.
Military members and civilian employees are authorized sponsors to assist them with the relocation process. This site allows service members to find out information their pin-point assignment, communicate with their gaining unit and link with a variety of community web-based resources. Civilian employees should contact their gaining agency or organization to request a sponsor.
The United States Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness staff will assist unit and organizational sponsorship programs by facilitating training for those Soldiers, Civilian Employees, Military Spouses and Youth Sponsors identified to be a sponsor. Call DSN 314-599-1101 or Civilian +49-96-41-7059-91101 for information or scheduling of training.