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United States Army
ACS-Relocation Readiness Program
Building 2915 - 2nd Floor
Army Community Service
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.
Sponsorship is a Commander's program and official duty whereby each unit implements sponsorship as it deems while ensuring guidelines are kept according to the AR 600-8-8. The Relocation Program oversees support, training and materials. Your sponsor should be assigned to you far in advance of your arrival here. With confirmed orders, sponsors can get an assigned Community Mail Room mailbox at their incoming destination before they depart their current installation.
All incoming Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard will report for initial in-processing to the Central Processing Facility on Panzer Kaserne, Building 2913. The Central Processing Facility is designed to be a one-stop in-processing center. Within two business days of arrival to Stuttgart, newcomers must begin their in-processing period by attending an initial Community Briefing at the in-processing center on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday beginning at 0900. Service members must be in uniform. It is expected that the sponsor will escort the service member to the Central Processing Facility.
Due to COVID-19, many processes have been temporarily changed to meet the new demands of COVID impacts. For more information, call Central Processing Facility at DSN: 314-596-2599 or CIV: 09641-70-596-2599.