Relocation Readiness Program Resources

  • Pre-Arrival information: Installations and surrounding areas provide information through Military OneSource, which also provides links to military installations.
  • Plan My Move: The Plan My Move pages on Military OneSource simplify the moving process. You can create a customized calendar based on your needs and schedule, and find driving directions and information about entitlements and out-of-pocket costs, schools and other local community resources. 
  • Household Goods Lending Closet: Many Installations keep basic household items for you to borrow for up to 30 days or until your HHG arrives to help you get settled. At a minimum, you’ll find things like pots, pans, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, irons, ironing boards, and more.
  • Post-Move Newcomer Orientation: Provides information about your new installation, including housing, education, healthcare, and more. 
  • Welcome Packet: Most installations will provide you with a welcome packet that has maps (both on- and off-post) and important local contact information.
  • Individual Counseling: Your Relocation Readiness Program Manager can address specific issues with you one-on-one and give guidance and suggestions to help resolve any problems that may come along with your move. 
  • Sponsor: A sponsor is somebody from a Soldier’s new unit who is specially trained to help you settle into your new location. Most installations also have a Youth Sponsorship Program through Child and Youth Services. 
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services: Your Relocation Readiness Program Manager can act as a liaison when Families seek guidance on the citizenship and residency application process.