Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service (ACS)

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service (ACS) Welcome to the Official page of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service (JBMHHACS). The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall ACS provides outreach, education, and support to the community through various programs.

Links to external and non-DoD resources are posted in the common interest to the military community and does not imply Department of Defense endorsement of a commercial entity.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday that began as a day of giving thanks for blessings received a...
11/25/2021

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday that began as a day of giving thanks for blessings received and being thankful of others to include family, friends, and loved ones.

Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941. It has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.

Our office is closed today and tomorrow, but will reopen at 07:30am the following business day (Monday). If you are in need of AER assistance, please call AER Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday that began as a day of giving thanks for blessings received and being thankful of others to include family, friends, and loved ones.

Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941. It has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.

Our office is closed today and tomorrow, but will reopen at 07:30am the following business day (Monday). If you are in need of AER assistance, please call AER Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!!

Honoring Veterans Day!Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official public holiday observed annually o...
11/11/2021

Honoring Veterans Day!

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official public holiday observed annually on November 11, honoring veterans from all branches of service who have served in the military.

Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Please note that Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.

Today, we are honoring Veteran’s Day in remembrance for the sacrifice they made for us, our loved ones, and for our nation.

Our office is closed today, but will reopen at 07:30am the following business day.

If you are in need of AER assistance, please call AER Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Honoring Veterans Day!

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official public holiday observed annually on November 11, honoring veterans from all branches of service who have served in the military.

Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Please note that Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.

Today, we are honoring Veteran’s Day in remembrance for the sacrifice they made for us, our loved ones, and for our nation.

Our office is closed today, but will reopen at 07:30am the following business day.

If you are in need of AER assistance, please call AER Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

10/22/2021

Thank you to all of our fury friends and their owners who went on a walk together this month in support of Domestic Violence survivors. Domestic Violence doesn’t just impact humans. Many times, pets are abused as well, or are threatened if the victim leaves. Survivors have also had to face the hard decision to leave their pet behind when shelters do not allow pets. If you or someone you know is in need of shelter alongside with your pets, please visit: https://safeplaceforpets.org/ which helps you locate a pet friendly domestic violence shelter near you. If you need to speak with a victim advocate please call the Henderson Hall 24/7 Victim Hotline at 202-439-6038

#DVAM #DVAM2021 #UnitedEndDomesticAbuse

10/20/2021

Trends in Domestic Violence: Technology

Technology can be very helpful to survivors of domestic violence and stalking, but it can also be misused by abusers to harass, threaten, monitor, exploit, and violate their victims.

In 2019, the U.S.-based National Network to End Domestic Violence found that 71% of domestic violence abusers monitor survivors’ device activities either through social media or stalkerware apps.

A study published by the Journal of Family Violence in January 2020 found that 60–63% of survivors receiving services from domestic violence programs reported tech-based abuse and that number is growing.

Please join the Ft. Myer FAP for a special presentation on Emerging Trends in Domestic Violence.

The presentation will be presented via zoom on October 28, 2021 from 10-11:30 am.

For more information and registration, visit the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service and/or call the Family Advocacy Program at 703-696-3512.

10/16/2021

Army Emergency Relief was created to relieve undue financial stress from Soldiers & their Families and make receiving assistance as easy as possible.

They offer loans at a 0% interest rate, don’t involve your credit in the decision to offer assistance and if you need extra time to pay off a loan, all it takes is a simple phone call to the AER office for an extension - AER never charges late fees!

Learn how AER makes it easy for Soldiers to get the assistance they need: ➡️ https://go.usa.gov/xFyxz

#ArmyTeam | #QoL

Mark your calendar! Tricare open season for enrollment changes is coming up soon - November 8th through December 13th.
10/13/2021

Mark your calendar! Tricare open season for enrollment changes is coming up soon - November 8th through December 13th.

Mark your calendar! Tricare open season for enrollment changes is coming up soon - November 8th through December 13th.

Domestic Violence and LGBTQSurveys around the world have shown domestic abuse spiking since January of 2020- increasing ...
10/13/2021

Domestic Violence and LGBTQ

Surveys around the world have shown domestic abuse spiking since January of 2020- increasing by almost 20 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

And as the pandemic has dragged on, so too has the abuse. Just as the disease continues to claim more lives, quarantine-linked domestic violence is claiming more victims—and not just victims in heteros*xual relationships.

Intimate partner violence occurs in same-s*x couples at rates equal to or higher than the rates in opposite s*x partners.

What’s more, the economic challenges of the pandemic have hit same-s*x couples especially hard, with members of the LGBTQ community likelier to be employed in highly affected industries like education, restaurants, hospitals and retail, according to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

That means higher stress and, concomitantly, the higher risk that that stress will explode into violence.

For more information and registration, visit the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service and/or call the Family Advocacy Program at 703-696-3512.

Domestic Violence and LGBTQ

Surveys around the world have shown domestic abuse spiking since January of 2020- increasing by almost 20 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

And as the pandemic has dragged on, so too has the abuse. Just as the disease continues to claim more lives, quarantine-linked domestic violence is claiming more victims—and not just victims in heteros*xual relationships.

Intimate partner violence occurs in same-s*x couples at rates equal to or higher than the rates in opposite s*x partners.

What’s more, the economic challenges of the pandemic have hit same-s*x couples especially hard, with members of the LGBTQ community likelier to be employed in highly affected industries like education, restaurants, hospitals and retail, according to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

That means higher stress and, concomitantly, the higher risk that that stress will explode into violence.

For more information and registration, visit the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service and/or call the Family Advocacy Program at 703-696-3512.

10/04/2021
Preparing a Spouse for Survivorship

Preparing a Spouse for Survivorship - Open to all

Is your spouse prepared if you predecease him or her? Does he or she know what notifications need to be made, and to who? What about understanding the benefit programs that may apply to a survivor?

Join us Oct. 6, 2021 from 10am-12pm Eastern Standard Time for a two-hour tutorial on how to prepare. Topics covered will include:

- Calculating your Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) amount.
- Determining whether your survivor will be eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the VA
- Understanding income as a survivor (sources and tax status change)
- Navigating insurance options
- Understanding ID card requirements
- Preparing personal accounts and paperwork
- Managing online accounts and applications

Our presenter is Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom, USAF (Ret), CFP®, from the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). He is the program director of finance and benefits information at MOAA. MOAA is not a financial services firm, does not sell products, and does not have clients. MOAA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy association fighting for military, veteran, and family pay and benefit issues on Capitol Hill.

Besides Shane’s experience in the government and with
service benefit programs, he is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, experienced in money management with clients in the financial service business.

Use this link to register for the Oct. 6 event. Once registered, you will receive a couple of reminder emails up to the day of the event. In order to see the registration form clearly, please use a non-government computer system to register.

On the day of the event, you click the link to join the session. There is no application/software to download, just approve the session to join in.

https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3371542/009A5AF2865ECAAFA36E24956B74890A

Can’t make the webinar? No problem. Register now and we’ll send you a link to the recording after the webinar. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time.

We can’t wait to see those pet selfies!
10/01/2021

We can’t wait to see those pet selfies!

We can’t wait to see those pet selfies!

Honor … Respect … Remember ...Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September ea...
09/26/2021

Honor … Respect … Remember ...

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces. Today, we recognize and honor our Gold Star Mothers and our Gold Star Families.

The Gold Star is a symbol of loss dating back to World War I. Gold Star families will always be a part of our military Family as we recognize their courage and sacrifice.

We are committed to supporting them while honoring the legacy of their fallen family members.

This Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, take a moment to honor and thank the families of fallen service members for their strength and courage. They are the legacies of their Servicemember’s ultimate sacrifice.

#GoldStarFamilies #GoldStarMothers #goldstarmothersday

Honor … Respect … Remember ...

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces. Today, we recognize and honor our Gold Star Mothers and our Gold Star Families.

The Gold Star is a symbol of loss dating back to World War I. Gold Star families will always be a part of our military Family as we recognize their courage and sacrifice.

We are committed to supporting them while honoring the legacy of their fallen family members.

This Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, take a moment to honor and thank the families of fallen service members for their strength and courage. They are the legacies of their Servicemember’s ultimate sacrifice.

#GoldStarFamilies #GoldStarMothers #goldstarmothersday

Join our EFMP team for tools and tips to expand language in infants and toddlers!
09/23/2021

Join our EFMP team for tools and tips to expand language in infants and toddlers!

Join our EFMP team for tools and tips to expand language in infants and toddlers!

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition DayToday, we pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prison...
09/17/2021

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Today, we pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families.

United States flags and POW/MIA flags are flown on this day for POWs and those missing in action. All military installations fly the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag, which symbolizes the nation’s remembrance of those who were imprisoned while serving in conflicts and those who are still missing. National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremonies and other events to observe the day are also held in places such as the Pentagon, war memorials and museums.

The United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed on July 18, 1979. It was observed on the same date in 1980 and was held on July 17 in 1981 and 1982. It was then observed on April 9 in 1983 and July 20 in 1984. The event was observed on July 19 in 1985, and then from 1986 onwards the date moved to the third Friday of September.

The National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag symbolizes remembrance of POWs or those who served their country in conflicts and are still missing. Mr. Newt Heisley’s flag design features a silhouette of a young man, which is based on Mr. Heisley’s own son, who was medically discharged from his military service.

As Mr. Heisley looked at his returning son’s gaunt features, he imagined what life was for those behind barbed wire fences on foreign shores. He then sketched the profile of his son as the new flag's design was created in his mind.

The flag features a white disk bearing in black silhouette a man’s bust, a watch tower with a guard on patrol, and a strand of barbed wire. White letters “POW” and “MIA”, with a white five-pointed star in between, are typed above the disk. Below the disk is a black and white wreath above the motto “You Are Not Forgotten” written in white, capital letters.

Today, we are remembering those who were prisoners of war (POW), those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families.

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Today, we pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families.

United States flags and POW/MIA flags are flown on this day for POWs and those missing in action. All military installations fly the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag, which symbolizes the nation’s remembrance of those who were imprisoned while serving in conflicts and those who are still missing. National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremonies and other events to observe the day are also held in places such as the Pentagon, war memorials and museums.

The United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed on July 18, 1979. It was observed on the same date in 1980 and was held on July 17 in 1981 and 1982. It was then observed on April 9 in 1983 and July 20 in 1984. The event was observed on July 19 in 1985, and then from 1986 onwards the date moved to the third Friday of September.

The National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag symbolizes remembrance of POWs or those who served their country in conflicts and are still missing. Mr. Newt Heisley’s flag design features a silhouette of a young man, which is based on Mr. Heisley’s own son, who was medically discharged from his military service.

As Mr. Heisley looked at his returning son’s gaunt features, he imagined what life was for those behind barbed wire fences on foreign shores. He then sketched the profile of his son as the new flag's design was created in his mind.

The flag features a white disk bearing in black silhouette a man’s bust, a watch tower with a guard on patrol, and a strand of barbed wire. White letters “POW” and “MIA”, with a white five-pointed star in between, are typed above the disk. Below the disk is a black and white wreath above the motto “You Are Not Forgotten” written in white, capital letters.

Today, we are remembering those who were prisoners of war (POW), those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families.

Address

201 Custer Road, Bldg 201
Arlington, VA
22211

Directions to JBM-HH can be found here: http://www.jbmhh.army.mil/WEB/JBMHH/JBMHH%20Maps%20&%20Directions/JBMHHMapsDirections.html . Nearest metro stations to JBM-HH are the Rosslyn Metro, Pentagon City Metro, Arlington Cemetery Metro, and the Pentagon Metro. Parking space is limited on the base due to the number of daily activities conducted on the base as a whole.

General information

Welcome to the official Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service (JBM-HH ACS) page, where you will find the most recent news, important information, and resources designed to educate, aid, and inform our subscribers. If you're looking for the official source of information about the U.S. Army please visit the homepage at http://www.army.mil/. If you are looking for the official source of information about Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall please visit http://www.jbmhh.army.mil. For MDW area, event, or post information, please call (703) 545-6700. For AER during duty hours, please call 703-696-3510. For AER after duty hours, please call 1-877-272-7337. On Facebook, we hope you'll join us here and check out our program pages. While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed: -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense. For more information visit the DoD Social Media user agreement at: http://www.defense.gov/socialmedia/user-agreement.aspx

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm

Telephone

(703) 696-3510

Products

The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall ACS provides many services and programs for the military, particularly for you and your family:

* INFORMATION & REFERRAL: Provides extensive resource listings for the surrounding military and civilian community to assist with individual, Family, and community concerns such as social services, volunteer opportunities, resource referrals, and much more. For more details, please call, (703) 696-2178/3510.

For MDW area, event, or post information, please call (703) 545-6700.

* RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: The ACS Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) helps ease the relocation process by providing resources and information to minimize stress and anxiety associated with moving. Relocation Readiness aims to make the right connections for services to support a positive transition; before the move during the move and after the move.

The Family Relocation Checklist - Information about military installations worldwide can be found through the Department of Defense web site, Military HOMEFRONT http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil. Plan My Move provides a personalized checklist for organizing PCS move details to make the transition easier.

The ACS RRP can provide personalized relocation assistance to incoming military and civilian personnel. The RRP also helps to reduce the stress of moving by offering additional services, such as the Lending Closet, welcome packets, services to waiting Families of deployed Servicemembers and multicultural services designed to assist foreign-born spouses of military personnel. You can reach the office by calling 1-800-477-9571( DSN 426-0026) or e-mail [email protected].

Services provided by the JBM-HH Relocation Readiness Program:

Lending Closet: Assistance is available for Families PCSing to or from the Fort Myer Military Community in the form of basic household items such as: pots and pans, dishes, car seats, high chairs, sleeping mats, etc. Items can be loaned for a designated period of time while Families wait for the shipment of their household goods.

Welcome Packets: Information about the installation and surrounding areas is provided to help familiarize personnel with their new assignment. Please ask your sponsor to forward a welcome packet or e-mail us for an electronic packet.

START RIGHT: is a centralized in-processing program. Start Right is held Bldg 230 on Forrest Circle. Soldiers should bring the following documents to Start Right: 5 Copies of Orders, 3 Copies of Advance Travel Pay, Copy of Lease or Mortgage, Termination of Government Quarters, DA Form 31 (Leave Form), Receipts for all travel expenses, DA Form 4187 (Separate Rations), Marriage Certification/Divorce Decree. For more information, please call 703-696-0296/0172.

Sponsorship: ACS provides unit and individual sponsorship training quarterly and upon request. Incoming Soldiers requesting a sponsor should contact their gaining unit. If you would like information on sponsorship, please email [email protected] for more information.

The Inbound/Outbound Personnel Resource Page (http://www.jbmhh.army.mil/WEB/JBMHH/Newcomers/reloinbound.html) is designed to help make your move into or departing the JBM-HH/MDW area a positive experience.

Multicultural family services: Army Community Service offers programs and resources that are exclusively designed for foreign-born spouses of military service members, based on specific needs. Programs may include:

1) English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes are offered throughout the local community. Contact the ACS office for current class schedules.

2) A Foreign-Born Spouses Group, an interactive group focusing on everyday life in the United States and a chance to share your culture with others.

3) Citizenship and Naturalization assistance - Citizenship information classes are offered to Soldiers and Family members who are preparing to become U.S. Citizens. For more information about Citizenship, contact ACS or go to http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis.

This helps to reduce the stress of change, with up-to-date information on military installations worldwide through the Military HOMEFRONT. Other services include Welcome Packets, services to Waiting Families of deployed sponsors, multicultural services and sponsorship training, overseas orientations, and a household goods lending closet. There is also the Center for Area Information & Referral (CAIR), which provides personalized relocation assistance to incoming military and civilian personnel. You can reach the CAIR office by calling 1-800-477-9571 or DSN 426-0026.

*EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM (click here https://www.usajobs.gov/ for external link): The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall ACS provides counseling and assistance with job skills assessment, resume writing, federal applications and navigating the local job market. The program also offers a local job board, computer, printer and fax access for job hunting purposes. A Job Search Strategies orientation is held at ACS to educate job seekers on local employment options, both federal and private sector, and provide an overview of employment search services. To schedule an orientation or other service, call 703-696-3047/3510.

* FINANCIAL READINESS PROGRAM: Focuses on improving the Soldier's financial status and ability to be an informed consumer. Provides practical assistance on budgeting, checkbook management, debt liquidation, consumer advocacy and consumer complaint resolution. For more details, please call, (703) 696-0163/3510

* FAMILY ADVOCACY: "Promotes healthy interpersonal relationships in Military Families through education, home visits, reporting options, trainings, resources and awareness campaigns. FAP is divided into two areas: the enrichment program and support services, located at ACS, and intervention services (counseling), located at the Andrew Rader Clinic. Relationships are a complicated but important part of life.

FAP provides literature, videos, personal support and classroom experiences to promote successful relationship skills for parents and couples, both married and single. Topics include couples communication, parent-child communication skills, effective management of children's behavior, conflict management and effective management of stress and anger in relationships, domestic violence prevention and response, s*xual assault prevention and response and child abuse awareness.

Special programs that fall under the Family Advocacy Program are The New Parent Support Program (NPSP), the Victim Advocate Program (VAP), and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR). For more details, please call, (703) 696-3512/3510.

*EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (click herehttp://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/eforms/dd2792.pdf for link to DD Form 2792):

If you have a spouse or child with special medical diagnoses, their physicians who provide special needs care will need to complete/sign/date the DD Form 2792. There is a sponsor section which you will need to complete/sign/date as well. The Asthma and Mental Health addendums need to be completed and signed by the physician, regardless of whether your child, spouse, or other Family member have either condition.

If your child is receiving special education services and is on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), the educational form (DD Form 2792-1) will need to be completed by the special educators at your child's school. If your child is receiving Early Intervention services and is on an IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) through the County or school system, the therapists or teachers need to complete the educational form as well.

Once completed, hand carry form to Ms. Eloise Head at Rader Clinic, Fort Myer (across from the Commissary). She will ensure that the forms are forwarded to WRAMC for coding and transmittal to HRC for use in future assignment coordination. Contact Ms. Head prior to arriving at (703) 696-7965 to ensure she is present that day. Once you have submitted everything to Ms. Head, wait about 4 weeks, and at that time you may contact her to verify enrollment. Have her print out a hard copy for your records. Ms. Head's office is on the 2nd floor at the end of the corridor (Business Operations Office/EFMP).

If Fort Belvoir is more convenient, your POC will be Tina Hall, EFMP office at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, (703) 805-0663. # 3 on both forms is to be completed if your spouse is also AD. In this instance, you both will need to be enrolled for your child so that HRC can coordinate BOTH assignments. JBM-HH Army EFMP program manager can be reached at (703) 696-8467 .

To identify a family member with special medical needs, please complete DD Form 2792. Click here to download form. To identify a family member with special educational or early intervention needs, complete DD Form 2792-1.

* ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF: A Soldier must always be ready for whatever the mission requires. AER helps ensure that true financial emergencies do not interfere with readiness. AER helps to prevent lack of such basic needs as food, shelter and utilities through loans, or in dire circumstances, grants. For more details, please call, (703) 696-3510.

* ARMY FAMILY ACTION PLAN (AFAP): The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is a program that allows Soldiers, Civilians, Retirees and Families to present issues of importance to senior leadership for potential resolution. The AFAP Symposium is held annually and issues and volunteers are always welcome. For more details, please call, (703) 696-1229/3510.
Click here to view AFAP documents - http://www.jbmhh.army.mil/inc/AFAP.pdf )

* ARMY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING (AFTB): AFTB is an educational program that provides training to improve personal and Family preparedness. AFTB offers 3 levels of instruction ranging from basic skills (military acronyms, chain of command) to management skills (time management, group dynamics, etc). AFTB is offered online or in a classroom setting. For more details, please call, (703) 696-1229/3510

* ARMY VOLUNTEER CORPS (AVC): AVC links volunteers with programs and community agencies that offer volunteer opportunities that fit their skills. Volunteering provides opportunities to experience new career fields, gain additional training and become involved in meaningful work experiences. Volunteer opportunities can be ongoing or one time only. For more details, please call, (703) 696-1229/3510.

* SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES (SOS): SOS is a holistic and multi-agency program designed to provide dedicated and comprehensive support to Survivors of deceased Soldiers. The SOS program is designed specifically to meet the needs of military Survivors, with dedicated resources, and a commitment to providing service for as long as the Family desires.

A Financial Counselor and Support Coordinator are on staff to meet the immediate and long – term needs of Survivors. The Support Coordinator links Survivors to resources and serves as an advocate. The Financial Counselor provides comprehensive financial planning and advice for Survivors. For more details, please call, (703) 696-8846/8847.

* OUTREACH PROGRAM: The outreach program links a variety of military and civilian support services with soldiers, retirees, and family members who have the greatest need of and are least likely to seek out and utilize such services. For more details, please call, (703) 696-3510.

* MOBILIZATION AND DEPLOYMENT: The Mobilization and Deployment Program provides active duty units, reserve and guard units, Individual Augmentees, and Family Members with Deployment Cycle Support briefings, Family Readiness Group assistance, resource materials, and Operation R.E.A.D.Y. (Resources for Education About Deployment and You) training.

Workshops provide realistic and useful instruction pertaining to practical readiness. Materials are designed to support unit commanders in preparing service members, civilian employees, and their Families for deployment and military contingencies. All activities promote self-development, self-reliance and resiliency throughout the deployment cycle and foster teamwork within the Family, the community, and the total army. For more details, please call, (703) 696-3510.

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