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The Sponsorship and You: Sponsorship Awareness and eSponsorship Courses


Permanent changes of station can be a challenge in military life, and getting settled after a move can be an adventure. Let the military sponsorship program help make your transition as easy as possible.

Sponsors are trained service-members who help newcomers settle into a new duty station. Sponsors are available to all military families, no matter where you are moving. They are assigned through your unit, and usually have the same rank and family status as you do, so they can more easily understand your particular needs and help you get settled.

Military OneSource provides the following two training courses to help you take advantage of the sponsorship program.

Be a savvy sponsor.

Take the eSAT course to learn about tools and resources to help you successfully sponsor newcomers.

If you are a service member or spouse getting ready to PCS, the Sponsorship and You: Sponsorship Awareness course can help you understand the sponsorship program, and learn about the resources available to help make your move as easy as possible.

The Sponsorship and You: Sponsorship Awareness course is a magazine-style format that allows you to choose topics and articles that most interest you. The course highlights resources to help prepare your family for your move. It includes tips for filing taxes, navigating healthcare changes, connecting to local services and more.

The Sponsorship and You: Sponsorship Awareness course is free and available 24/7 through MilLife Learning. Log in to an existing account, or register for a new account by following this Getting Started Quick Reference Guide.
Length: 90 minutes

If you are a service member interested in becoming a sponsor, the updated, interactive eSponsorship Application & Training, or eSAT course gives you all the resources you need to help other service members have a successful move.

The eSAT is now more comprehensive and uses real-life situations to test your knowledge as you gear up for sponsorship.

  • Course content is more dynamic and effective.
    • Course content has been streamlined to 4 “mission” challenges.
    • Additional quiz questions offer increased chances to successfully complete your missions.
  • Course format can be tailored to new or experienced sponsors.
    • Experienced sponsors can demonstrate their knowledge with a pretest score of 85% or higher and earn their certificate.
    • New sponsors can skip the pretest and go directly to the course.
    • Course can now be completed in approximately 40 minutes.
  • Tools and Resources feature helpful, service-specific sponsorship resources.

The eSAT supplements training requirements your service may have for sponsorship. Remember to check with your service for specific sponsorship requirements and guidelines.

Access the eSAT course 24/7 through MilLife Learning. Review this Getting Started Quick Reference Guide for help setting up an account and launching courses.

Length: 40 minutes

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