Relocation Readiness Program
- The Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
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, 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 +1 (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 +1 (334)255-1854 or +1 (334)255-2224 or visit them on Facebook. You can also call Military One Source at +1 (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.
Blue Star Card Program
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) Deployed Military/Civilian Spouse or Guardian's Blue Star Card Program is a DFMWR discount and activity card for Spouses or Guardians of children of Soldiers who are deployed or on an unaccompanied tour of duty.
- Sponsor Training
Relocation also provides Sponsor Training for military and civilian personnel, as well as Youth Sponsor Training and Spouse to Spouse Sponsor Training. Training is offered on a quarterly basis and upon request. All Soldiers are required to complete Sponsor Training on the ALMS website in AKO.
Sponsor Training provides:
- Training certificate for your files
- Sponsor Duty Checklist
- Newcomer and Family needs assessment
- Congratulations and Welcome letter templates and packages
- Links to important DoD and Service moving websites
- Lending Hangar
Hours of Operation for Lending Hangar:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Lending Hangar allows you to 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.
When checking items out of the Lending Hangar, you will need to bring the following:
- Current ID Card
- PCS Orders, if necessary
- International Travel Orders (Foreign Students)
- Gaining Unit and Duty Phone
- Local Address and Telephone Number
Items Available to Check-Out:
Appliances Cooking Utensils Kids Items Dishes Miscellaneous Blenders Graters Booster Seats Dinner Plates Hand Bottle Openers Electric Can Openers Chef's Knives High Chairs Salad Plates Colanders Coffee Makers Paring Knives Car Seats Soup/Cereal Bowls Ironing Boards Crock Pots Ladles Strollers Coffee/Tea Cups Irons Electric Skillets Measuring Cup Sets Playpens Saucers Alarm Clocks Hand Mixers Measuring Spoon Sets Car Booster Seats Fans Microwaves Pizza Cutters Televisions Toasters Potato Mashers Futon w/cover Toaster Ovens Potato Peelers Roll-a-way Bed Rice Cookers Rubber Scrapers Folding Chairs Electric Brooms Serving Forks Green Mats Serving Spoons Spaghetti Spoon Spatulas Tongs Whisks Ice Cream Scoops
Hours of Operation
|Monday||7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.|
|Thursday||7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.|
Moving is a part of life for Soldiers, civilian government employees and their Families. The Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program is here to help with a comprehensive support system, whether it’s your first move or the last of many. We have all kinds of information and resources to help you and your family navigate your next military move.
Your first stop should be your local Army Community Service Family center to meet with a Relocation Readiness Program Manager who can get you started.
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