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Relocation Readiness Program

Located in the Soldier Service Center
Building 5700 on Novosel Street
Room 177
334-255-3161/3735

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday,  7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

For Holiday Hours & Special Closures, please refer to our homepage.


The Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) provides information and assistance to military personnel and their Families as they transition from one community to another. The Lending Hangar has roll-a-way beds, car seats, TVs, microwaves and various kitchen items available for you to borrow. Relocation is your one stop location for information about the Wiregrass area, including maps and phone directories.

One of the most useful tools for the relocating Soldier or Family is the Installation Locator in Military One Source. Specific information is printed in a book form for any installation in the world. If you are arriving to Fort Rucker and considering living on the installation, contact Corvias Military Living at 334-503-3644 or go online: www.rucker.corviasmilitaryliving.com

If you are considering living off of the installation, contact the Housing Services Office at 334-255-1854/2224 or visit them on Facebook. You can also call Military One Source at 800-342-9647 to check on availabilities in the Wiregrass community.

When you are ready to leave Fort Rucker, just ask about the Military Installations Program. If you are going overseas, Relocation provides briefings on the following overseas assignments: Korea, Germany, Alaska and Hawaii. For more information about Military Installations, you can access their website here.

Relocation Services are available to:

  • Active duty military Soldiers and their Families.
  • Reserve and National Guard members on active duty, or an active duty for training, and their Families.
  • Next of Kin of POW (Prisoner Of War) and MIA (Missing In Action) personnel of all Armed Services.
  • Retired military personnel and their Families.
  • Widows of military personnel who were active duty or retired at the time of death.
  • DA civilians and their Families, if civilian resources are not available.

 

All active duty permanent party personnel newly assigned or attached to units, directorates and activities associated with Fort Rucker will attend Army Community Service’s Newcomers’ Welcome. This welcome is designed to assist military personnel, Family members, and DA civilian by providing information about the Fort Rucker community. Newly arrived Soldiers, DA civilians, and Family members are welcomed by the command group. They receive information from representatives on the installation and the surrounding communities. Newcomers’ Welcome is scheduled for every third Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at The Landing. Childcare is provided by the Child Development Center with 24 hours advance reservations. Children must be registered at the Child, Youth and School Services Parent Central Services. Registration is free.


Hearts Apart Program

The Hearts Apart Program is a group sponsored by ACS designed to help Families cope with separation due to an unaccompanied tour, TDY, PCS or deployment. The group meets on a monthly basis to provide support to its members in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Spouses receive a monthly courtesy call. Participation in the group is strictly voluntary. Soldiers remaining in on post housing are highly encouraged to attend the initial Hearts Apart brief with their spouse and assigned sponsor. Briefings are by appointment only, due to limited seating.  Spouses of Soldiers who are deployed qualify for the Blue Star Card program. (link to FMWR Blue Star Card page).


Welcome CD’s

In this packet you will find information about Fort Rucker community and the Wiregrass areas. Stop by Bldg. 5700, room 177 to get yours today! You may also ask your sponsor to mail you a Welcome to Fort Rucker CD before you arrive to Fort Rucker.

Share-A-Move is a database of newly arrived Soldiers and Family members who have provided their names, phone numbers and/or emails of newcomers willing to meet others and share their experiences obtained at different overseas military bases.


Lending Hangar

The Lending Hangar is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. You can borrow items such as: futons, roll-away beds, pots & pans, dishes, and more. Items are loaned for a limited period. Valid ID card holders and DA civilians are eligible. Soldiers in TDY status and civilians are assisted on a limited basis.

The Lending Hangar is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Do to the shortage of personnel, clients are asked to call before returning items to the Lending Hangar.

Installation Locator

Installation Locator is a computerized database that contains Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine installations. It contains important information about relocating that every Soldier and spouse should know. This information can be printed as a booklet.  Also visit Installation Locator on-line at www.militaryonesource.mil.

 

Germany – Korea  – Hawaii- Alaska Briefings
Briefings are held on Wednesdays by appointment. Topics include transportation, cost of living, climate, and recreation. Briefings are by appointment due to limited seating. Soldiers and Family members should call to confirm which brief will be offered and the time.

Germany Brief

Korea Brief

Hawaii Brief

Alaska Brief

 

Sponsorship Training
Check out the new comprehensive application for sponsorship training, communication, and management of the process eSponsorship Application & Training

The online application provides:

  • Registration for you and your newcomer
  • Training and certificate for your files
  • Sponsorship Duty Checklist
  • Newcomer and Family needs assessment
  • Congratulations and Welcome letter templates and packages
  • Links to important DoD and Service moving websites
  • Management and status updates
  • Reporting module
  • Customer Satisfaction Surveys

 

Training can also be held at unit level.

If you will be completing Sponsorship Training without a CAC card, go to http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/ The Sponsorship Training link will be on the lower right hand side of the page.

 

Sponsorship Info
For those assigned to Fort Rucker who would like more information on how to request a sponsor or to contact the Total Army Sponsorship Program Liaison officer, go to: http://www.rucker.army.mil/newcomers/sponsorship/index.html.

 

Youth Sponsorship Training
The Relocation Readiness program provides Youth Sponsorship training twice a year. For more information on training contact the Relocation Readiness office. If you would like to request a youth sponsor for your child log onto our CYSS Facebook or contact the Fort Rucker School Liaison Officer at 334-255-9812 or go to  Fort Rucker School Liaison.

 

Immigration Services
The Relocation Readiness Program role in the citizenship application process is primarily administrative. RRP will assist military spouses with information forms and reviewing their citizenship application and at as a liaison between the member and USCIS when required.

Multi-Cultural Services
The Relocation Readiness Program coordinates a monthly International Spouses Get Together for foreign-born spouses. RRP provides opportunities for the spouses to learn about American and military culture, as well as practice English and receive information on the services and programs available to them, both on and off the installation. Spouses share their cultural and language with each other as well. The International Spouses Get Together is a great place for ANY spouse to learn about the different cultures represented in our military and make new friends.


ARMY ACS HOMEPAGE: www.myarmyonesource.com
BUREAU CONSULAR AFFAIRS: http://travel.state.gov/
VISA WAIVER PROGRAM: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/esta/

 

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Daleville: http://www.dalevilleal.com
Dothan: http://www.dothan.com
Enterprise: http://www.enterprisealabama.com
Ozark: http://www.ozarkalchamber.com

 

EMPLOYMENT
http://joblink.alabama.gov/ada
https://www.usajobs.gov
https://cpol.army.mil
www.indeed.com

 

FINANCE
http://www.dfas.mil/
http://defensetravel.dod.mil

 

ALASKA
http://www.wainwright.army.mil
http://www.usarak.army.mil/main/default.asp
http://www.travelalaska.com/climate/averages.aspx

 

GERMANY
http://www.eur.army.mil/
http://www.imcom-europe.army.mil/
http://www.letsgo-europe.com/Germany/map.html
http://www.hqusareur.army.mil/rmv/regulations/aep190-34.pdf

 

HAWAII
http://www.25idl.army.mil/
http://www.yourmilitaryinhawaii.com

 

KOREA
http://www.usfk.mil
http://www.osan.af.mil
http://8tharmy.korea.army.mil
http://www-2id.korea.army.mil
http://www.dragonhilllodge.com
http://humphreys.korea.army.mil

 

U.S. CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICE
http://www.uscis.gov

 

Pro Bono Assistance For Military:
http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?bc=24109

 

PCS INFORMATION
Relocation Checklist
http://myarmyonesource.com
http://www.ahrn.com
https://www.housing.army.mil/ah
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/
www.familywatchdog.us

 

Military Youth on the Move (MYOM):
http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/pls/psgprod/f?p=123:HOME2:22891178431302::NO:::
http://www.move.mil
http://www.pcsamerica.net
https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at
www.familywatchdog.us