A sponsor is a friendly face to greet you and your family at your new location and is someone with personal experience and plenty of recommendations. Typically of a similar rank and family status, a sponsor can assist with everything from finding the right housing options and showing you around the installation to the best places for kids to play.
Military sponsors can offer the following:
Housing help and guidance
Sponsors can help you find the best housing options in and around the installation for you and your family. Don’t hesitate to ask them any questions or for their opinion on any subject pertaining to your in-processing. Sharing information with them about your family may also help them get to know you so they can provide better advice. Or consider becoming a military sponsor yourself and help other families get settled.
- Sponsorship: The Best Way to Settle Into Your New Home
- The New eSponsorship Application and Training
Family and community support
Sponsors and their families also are great community guides, able to connect you with people and resources and help you settle into your new home. From their own experiences, sponsors can offer guidance on enrolling in new schools, child care services and activities, and tell you where to find the best parks and playgrounds for your little ones.