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Relocation Readiness Program

Relocation Readiness Program

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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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, 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.

If you are arriving to Fort Novosel and considering living on the installation, contact Corvias Housing services at +1 (334)503-3644.

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 Novosel, 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 at the link listed below.

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 Novosel 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 Novosel 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 9:00 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 demand to provide support to its members in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Spouses that enroll can receive a monthly courtesy calls. Participation in the group is strictly voluntary. Soldiers with family staying in or around Ft Novosel are highly encouraged to attend the initial Hearts Apart brief with their spouse. Briefings are by appointment only.

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 demand. All Soldiers are required to complete Sponsor Training on the ALMS website in AKO.

For additional training you can utilize Military OneSource’s website listed below:

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. The lending hangar items will only be loaned out to PCSing Soldiers and their family members that are arriving and departing Fort Novosel.  DA civilians may only borrow items if they are PCS'ing to an overseas assignment or returning stateside from an overseas assignment.

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 assigned as permanent party)

·         Gaining Unit and Duty Phone

·         Local Address and Telephone Number

 Items Available to Check-Out:

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