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United States Army
Relocation Assistance Program
Yuma, AZ 85365-9498
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.
Are you about to make a Permanent Change of Station move? If so, then you should request a sponsor with your new duty station. Sponsors serve as your "representative" before you arrive, provide information to you, and show you around upon your arrival.
If you are coming to United States Army Yuma Proving Ground, you can request a sponsor, for Yuma Proving Ground. Department of Army Form 5434's are tracked on the Army Sponsorship Army Career Tracker Dashboard. We also assign sponsor(s) using the ACT Dashboard. Your request will be forwarded to the Installation Military Personnel Division, Sponsorship Liaison at commercial 928-328-2578/6161, DSN 899-2578/6161, who will determine your new Unit and forward the request to the unit.
If you are going elsewhere, you should check the gaining installation's website and the gaining unit's site to determine if they offer online sponsorship requests. If not, you will have to apply for sponsorship using DA Form 5434. You will have a chance to complete this form at your reassignment briefing.
If you make a move and do not have a sponsor before the move, you can request a "reactionary" sponsor to provide assistance after reaching your new installation.
DA Form 5434 - Request for Sponsor
AR 600-8-8 - The Total Army Sponsorship Program Regulation
eSponsorship and Training (eSAT) Website: https://millifelearning.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/mcfp-prod/f?p=SIS:CONSENT:0::::AID:332
Sponsorship reaffirms the Army's commitment to take care of our Soldiers, Civilians and their Families when transitioning between duty stations.
MORE INFORMATION: https://actnow.army.mil/
Jose L. Arguelles, Chief, Military Personnel Division, (928) 328-2578/6161, email@example.com
Janae L. Espinoza, Human Resource Assistant, (928) 328-6161/2578, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher A. "Chris" Lee, Director, Human Resources (928) 328-2470, email@example.com
CSM Herbert B. Gill, Installation Command Sergeant Major, (928) 328-6625