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ACS Relocation Readiness Program
Rue Brialmont, Bldg. 318
SHAPE Belgium 7010
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
eSponsorship training is offered online through Military OneSource. Army Community Service (ACS) offers Sponsorship Training tailored for each community. Training provides information and resources preparing you for an outstanding sponsor.
Shortly after receiving your assignment instructions to Belgium, you will be appointed a sponsor. Your sponsor should make initial contact with you within the next 72 hours and will provide additional information about the command, your job and the community. Helpful resources to use include: a sponsor checklist, a need assessment, understanding your roles and responsibilities as a sponsor, links to Department of Defense resources that help with moving and so much more. If your newcomer has questions you can't answer, Military OneSource is always ready to help 24/7 with information, answer and support. www.MilitaryOneSource.mil Tel: 800-342-9647
Your service branch may have different requirements or more details about your duties as a sponsor. Be sure to review your branch's sponsorship policy so you can meet expectations.
Your sponsor should schedule your pick up from the airport and arrange Lodging besides other duties. Service members arriving with no sponsor should contact immediately their unit.
The role of sponsor is to help with the transition to a new area, promote readiness and adaptation, and support the overall military mission. A sponsor keeps you informed of programs, services and available resources at your new location so that the transition is as smooth as possible.
Spouse and Youth can be as well a sponsor, but it is on volunteer bases.
For the Youth Sponsorship please contact Child and Youth Services (CYS) and School Liaison Officer (SLO).
Sponsor is the key for your success!