Welcome from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Army Community Service

   

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.

   Army Community Service has always assisted service members and their families as they relocate from post to post. We offer a variety of programs and services that will ease your transition to your new installation.

    Whether it's essential items from our Lending Closet, post orientation, information about military or civilian agencies within the area, financial planning, budget counseling, information about employment opportunities, preparing a resume or assistance in completing federal job applications, ACS is available to assist you with your needs.

    Army Community Service is constantly looking for volunteers to help us provide a valuable service to our community. Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Army Community Service is located in Building 201 on Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia. Please don't hesitate to stop by and let ACS assist you, or come donate your time as an ACS volunteer.Army Community Service

   (ACS) is located in Building 201 on Custer Road in Fort Myer, Arlington,Virginia. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Telephone numbers are (703) 696-3510, DSN: 426-3510, FAX: (703) 696-0159. The ACS center offers a number of programs designed to provide real life solutions for successful Army living. ACS programs and services are available to all single or married, Active Duty, Retired, Reserve and National Guard Service Members, Civilian Employees, and all Family members.

*ACS Training Calendar and Events (click for external link):

*Life University

* 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.

*EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM (click 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 703-696-3510 (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.

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). 703-696-3512/3510

* 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.

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, handcarry 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 corrridor (Business Operations Office/EFMP).

If Fort Belvoir is more convenient, your POC will be Tina Hall, EFMP office at DeWitt Army 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.

POC is Marcia O'Connor, JBM-HH Army EFMP manager, (703) 696-8467 or marcia.a.oconnor@us.army.mil To identify a family member with special medical needs, 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. Click here to download form.

* 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

View AFAP issues document.

* 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.

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. Program Manager: Byron Wilkinson, (703) 696-1229.