from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Army Community Service (ACS) welcomes you to our nation's capital. We trust that your tour in the National Capital Region will be rewarding as well as pleasurable.
* 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. 703-696-2178/3510
* RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:
Helps to reduce the stress of change, with up-to-date information on military installations worldwide through the Military HOMEFRONT. 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.
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 703-696-3510 (DSN 426-3510).
* 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. 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.
* EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER:
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.
* 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.
* 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. 703-696-0168/3510
* ARMY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING (AFTB):
TAFTB 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. 703-696-0168/3510
* 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. 703-696-0168/3510
* 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. 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. 703-696-2177/3510
* 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.