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.
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Father's Day is a great way to tell our dads and fathers everywhere how much they mean to us.For Father's Day this year,...
06/20/2021

Father's Day is a great way to tell our dads and fathers everywhere how much they mean to us.

For Father's Day this year, please share your favorite chalk drawing with your dad. Feel free to post your Happy Father's Day message here with a chalk drawing to express how much you appreciate your dad.

Be sure to use the hashtag #JBMHHACS with your message so we can share our special messages and drawings with those we are celebrating today!

Juneteenth has been designated as a federal holiday by an act of Congress. ACS will be closed in accordance with this re...
06/18/2021

Juneteenth has been designated as a federal holiday by an act of Congress. ACS will be closed in accordance with this recent designation and OPM's (U.S. Office of Personnel Management) guidance stating that many federal employees will observe the holiday on 18 June 2021.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Despite President Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, slavery still existed in states under Confederate control. In Texas, slavery continued until June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger marched on the city of Galveston, Texas, and issued General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free and marked the de facto end of slavery in the United States.

Juneteenth has been designated as a federal holiday by an act of Congress. ACS will be closed in accordance with this recent designation and OPM's (U.S. Office of Personnel Management) guidance stating that many federal employees will observe the holiday on 18 June 2021.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Despite President Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, slavery still existed in states under Confederate control. In Texas, slavery continued until June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger marched on the city of Galveston, Texas, and issued General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free and marked the de facto end of slavery in the United States.

Water SafetyPlease do not leave children unattended at the pool, beaches or in any other area that has standing water. A...
06/16/2021

Water Safety

Please do not leave children unattended at the pool, beaches or in any other area that has standing water. A drowning can happen at the blink of an eye.

With boating: life jackets for kids and adults are state regulated, therefore, do the research and learn the guidelines in order to keep your Family safe.

Contact the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service and/or call the Family Advocacy Program at 703-696-3512

Water Safety

Please do not leave children unattended at the pool, beaches or in any other area that has standing water. A drowning can happen at the blink of an eye.

With boating: life jackets for kids and adults are state regulated, therefore, do the research and learn the guidelines in order to keep your Family safe.

Contact the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service and/or call the Family Advocacy Program at 703-696-3512

Celebrating the 246th Army birthday and Flag Day!The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the ...
06/15/2021

Celebrating the 246th Army birthday and Flag Day!

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001.

As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence, the U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which was formed (14 June 1775) to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)—before the United States of America was established as a country. After the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army.
This year marks 243 years of continuous defense to the nation while commemorating and focusing on the ongoing WWI centennial milestones.

Flag Day is also celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

Today, we are honored to celebrate both of these days that compasses historic milestones that began with the creation of one of the oldest branches of the military, to the creation of our Unites States of America flag (Old Glory), up to celebrating our 246th Army birthday!

Heat ExposureSymptoms may include any of the following: dizziness, trouble breathing, headaches, rapid heartbeat, nausea...
06/08/2021

Heat Exposure

Symptoms may include any of the following: dizziness, trouble breathing, headaches, rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, confusion and changes in blood pressure.

So, stay hydrated, limit your time and your families’ time in direct sunlight, and keep the body as cool as possible.

Visit the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service and/or call the Family Advocacy Program at 703-696-3512

Heat Exposure

Symptoms may include any of the following: dizziness, trouble breathing, headaches, rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, confusion and changes in blood pressure.

So, stay hydrated, limit your time and your families’ time in direct sunlight, and keep the body as cool as possible.

Visit the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service and/or call the Family Advocacy Program at 703-696-3512

Sun ExposureWhile at the poolside or beach, apply sunscreen with at least 15 SPF (sun protection factor) to the areas of...
06/04/2021

Sun Exposure

While at the poolside or beach, apply sunscreen with at least 15 SPF (sun protection factor) to the areas of the body that is not covered by clothing.

Also, when possible you should wear a hat, sunglasses and clothing with a tight weave.

Visit the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service and/or call the Family Advocacy Program at 703-696-3512

Sun Exposure

While at the poolside or beach, apply sunscreen with at least 15 SPF (sun protection factor) to the areas of the body that is not covered by clothing.

Also, when possible you should wear a hat, sunglasses and clothing with a tight weave.

Visit the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service and/or call the Family Advocacy Program at 703-696-3512

Honoring and remembering heroes this Memorial Day!Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering and honoring people ...
05/31/2021

Honoring and remembering heroes this Memorial Day!

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in our armed forces. The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day was observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1971.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.

The date of Decoration Day was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle. Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

For decades, Memorial Day was observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Many observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in activities as we honor and remember of fallen loved ones and families. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

JBM-HH ACS is closed today. If you need AER or have an AER emergency, please call 1-877-272-7337 for assistance.

Honoring and remembering our loved ones and family on this Memorial Day!

Practice Loving Kindness With ChildrenGetting into this Mindfulness Practice? Wondering how to get the kids involved, to...
05/30/2021

Practice Loving Kindness With Children

Getting into this Mindfulness Practice? Wondering how to get the kids involved, too? Adding in Loving Kindness exercise is a great way to connect as a family through mindfulness.

During Loving Kindness Meditation, you focus your thoughts on positive wishes for yourself, your loved ones, your community, or the world.

• Come together as a family and ask your child to think of someone they love. Ask them to imagine that person and describe how they look when they feel happy or joyful. Ask them to describe the love that they feel in their heart for this person. Together, imagine you are sending this love to

• Close your eyes with your child and repeat “May you be happy, healthy, and peaceful,” continuing to imagine the loved one in a joyful state.

• Allow each family member a turn to pick a loved one for the whole family to send positive thoughts towards.

Please call the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program for more information at 703-696-3510

Practice Loving Kindness With Children

Getting into this Mindfulness Practice? Wondering how to get the kids involved, too? Adding in Loving Kindness exercise is a great way to connect as a family through mindfulness.

During Loving Kindness Meditation, you focus your thoughts on positive wishes for yourself, your loved ones, your community, or the world.

• Come together as a family and ask your child to think of someone they love. Ask them to imagine that person and describe how they look when they feel happy or joyful. Ask them to describe the love that they feel in their heart for this person. Together, imagine you are sending this love to

• Close your eyes with your child and repeat “May you be happy, healthy, and peaceful,” continuing to imagine the loved one in a joyful state.

• Allow each family member a turn to pick a loved one for the whole family to send positive thoughts towards.

Please call the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program for more information at 703-696-3510

Mindful EatingIf you are interested in trying out this mindfulness thing, but you are unsure how to incorporate activiti...
05/20/2021

Mindful Eating

If you are interested in trying out this mindfulness thing, but you are unsure how to incorporate activities into your day, look no further than your next meal. Since we have to eat to live, approach each meal as another opportunity to slow down and fully experience your food.

Research shows us that doing so can reduce stress, and with it, the likelihood of stress eating. The next time you eat consider the below tips to do so more mindfully:

• Find a quiet space to eat. Maybe outside on a bench, or even in your car. Give yourself 20 minutes of peace to eat.

• Check in with all of your senses as you unwrap your food and take your first bite. How does the food look, smell, feel, sound, and taste? If your mind beings to wonder or make comments about your experience, gently bring it back to your sensations.

• Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.


Please call the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program for more information at 703-696-3510

Mindful Eating

If you are interested in trying out this mindfulness thing, but you are unsure how to incorporate activities into your day, look no further than your next meal. Since we have to eat to live, approach each meal as another opportunity to slow down and fully experience your food.

Research shows us that doing so can reduce stress, and with it, the likelihood of stress eating. The next time you eat consider the below tips to do so more mindfully:

• Find a quiet space to eat. Maybe outside on a bench, or even in your car. Give yourself 20 minutes of peace to eat.

• Check in with all of your senses as you unwrap your food and take your first bite. How does the food look, smell, feel, sound, and taste? If your mind beings to wonder or make comments about your experience, gently bring it back to your sensations.

• Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.


Please call the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program for more information at 703-696-3510

05/18/2021
Happy Armed Forces Day! Today is the day that we salute all the women and men who serve in our Armed Forces. In war and ...
05/15/2021

Happy Armed Forces Day!

Today is the day that we salute all the women and men who serve in our Armed Forces.

In war and peace, these brave individuals make sacrifices far beyond what most of us appreciate. Without their devotion to duty and dedication to freedom there simply would not be the United States of America.

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On 31 August 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense.

Many celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States' armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

To all of those who have served and are serving, Happy Armed Forces Day!

Happy Armed Forces Day!

Today is the day that we salute all the women and men who serve in our Armed Forces.

In war and peace, these brave individuals make sacrifices far beyond what most of us appreciate. Without their devotion to duty and dedication to freedom there simply would not be the United States of America.

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On 31 August 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense.

Many celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States' armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

To all of those who have served and are serving, Happy Armed Forces Day!

05/10/2021

Due to some technical difficulties with our phone system at the moment, please see the following numbers for services:

Army Emergency Relief (AER): 703-696-8475

Red Cross for Privation and Emergency Travel: 877-272-7337

Domestic Violence: 571-302-6582

Domestic Violence Hotline: 703-919-1611

All other ACS inquiries, please email [email protected]

We will provide updates as they come available. Thank you!

Celebrating and Honoring our Military Spouses today and every day!Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Da...
05/09/2021

Celebrating and Honoring our Military Spouses today and every day!

Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day was created to honor the spouses of those who serve either in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard.

Each year, a day is set aside in the United States to recognize what a powerful difference spouses make in the lives of our Servicemembers. Many take this day to recognize the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of each military branch of service.

Each year, the U.S. President commemorates this day with a ceremonial speech and proclamation. President Ronald Reagan recognized the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military members and declared May 23, 1984 the first Military Spouse Day with Proclamation 5184, dated April 17, 1984. The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger, formalized the date by declaring the Friday preceding Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Day.

Let's honor and celebrate our Military spouses today and every day!

Celebrating and Honoring our Military Spouses today and every day!

Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day was created to honor the spouses of those who serve either in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard.

Each year, a day is set aside in the United States to recognize what a powerful difference spouses make in the lives of our Servicemembers. Many take this day to recognize the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of each military branch of service.

Each year, the U.S. President commemorates this day with a ceremonial speech and proclamation. President Ronald Reagan recognized the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military members and declared May 23, 1984 the first Military Spouse Day with Proclamation 5184, dated April 17, 1984. The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger, formalized the date by declaring the Friday preceding Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Day.

Let's honor and celebrate our Military spouses today and every day!

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 07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:00
Thursday 07:30 - 16:00
Friday 07:30 - 16:00

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, sexual 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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Is there a calendar for employment readiness classes?
https://usaphcapps.amedd.army.mil/Survey/se.ashx?s=251137452E7FC2CD Calling all Service Members, Family Members, and Community Members--please take a few moments and participate in the Community Survey!
Hello! I want to share an event that is happening in the Virginia/DC area TOMORROW! It is an event that is helping support veterans and will be great for anyone in the DC area to come to. You are invited and if you would pass along to anyone in that area, I would greatly appreciate your help to spread the word! I am a Marine Corps veteran myself and want to make sure the word gets out to veterans, family, and supporters in the area! This will be a fun family event so wanted to pass along the info! Event Info: If you're a veteran, active military, or a military family member or supporter in the Virginia/DC area, you don't want to miss this special #DrivenToDrive event, a fun event for the whole family this Friday, May 18th! It will be a lot of fun for the whole family, with entertainment and prizes, and is a program that helps injured veterans. Please rsvp at the eventbrite link and get more details there too! All are welcome and encouraged to join for this fun day!
https://vimeo.com/207679376 - video! The Military Battle Challenge will be at the AUSA expo this year started on 9 Oct - 11 Oct. Soldiers in BDUs can simply take their blouse off and run the course. Those who need to change into PT gear can do so - changing stations are on site! This open to all civilians, contractors, retirees, spouses and Service Members. It is free to run and there is a $500 prize for the team of four that has the best time. Register today at battlechallenge.org. See you there!