Learn About Army Life
Army Family Team Building (AFTB) includes online and classroom classes that cover topics such Army life, self-development, and leadership skills. AFTB Level Modules feature:
- Level 1: Learn about Army life and how to maneuver through daily challenges by discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, utilize Community Resources, attain better financial readiness and understand the goal and impact of the Army mission on daily life
- Level 2: Grow personally through self-development modules. The modules teach participants how to improve their communication skills, personal relationships, and stress management. Participants discover team dynamics, how to solve problems and how to resolve personal conflict.
- Level 3: Expand leadership skills, effective communication techniques and mentorship skills by taking the training modules. Learn about different leadership styles, how to run an effective meeting, how to manage group conflict and how to coach and mentor others. The Enlisted Spouses Course Series prepares enlisted spouses to assume additional responsibilities as their Soldiers progress through their positions as Drill Sergeants, Recruiters, and First Sergeants.
Contact your local AFTB Program manager for more information.
New to the Community?
Household Goods Lending Closet
When relocating to a new installation, you can borrow basic household good such as:
- Pots and pans
- High chairs and car safety seats
Contact the ACS Relocation Manager for more information.
Adjusting to My New Country
Culture College offers all in-processing personnel and their Families orientatation on the local culture, language, transportation and tourism offerings.
Career Guidance and Employment Opportunities
The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) provides information and referral services on employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities to give Family members the competitive edge needed to secure meaningful employment. ERP offers up-to-date information on available employment opportunities, market and job trends, education, and volunteer resources to help individuals make informed decisions when seeking employment. Services offered by the ERP include classes and seminars related to employment:
- Career exploration
- Resume writing
- Interviewing techniques
- Dressing for success
- Individual career assessment and counseling
Contact the Employment Readiness Program Manager for more information.
Looking for a job? Stop by ACS for the latest openings and opportunities in Wiesbaden and the surrounding areas.
Army Volunteer Corps can link volunteers with local volunteering opportunities.
What can volunteering do for you?
- Gain a sense of satisfaction/achievement by meeting challenges
- Learn about the Army, its sister services, and the community
- Acquire new skills and or expand old ones
- Obtain work experience
- Build new friendship and become a cohesive part of the community
Contact the Volunteer Corps Coordinator for more information.
Family Members with Special Needs
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides an all-inclusive approach for community, educational, medical, housing and personnel services for Families with special needs. An exceptional Family member may be a child or an adult with any physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual disorder that limits the individual's capacity to engage in pursuits with peers or that requires:
- Special treatment
Some of the conditions that would qualify a person as an exceptional Family member include:
- Developmental delays
- Hearing or visual impairment
- Behavioral issues
- Physical disabilities and mental health disorders
Respite Care Information
Army One Source: Exceptional Family Member Respite Care Program
Enrollment and Screening Information
US Army Medical Department: Exceptional Family Member Program
Contact the ACS EFMP Manager for assistance.
Survivor Outreach Services
Many times, after the loss of a Soldier, unresolved issues or questions come up long after the Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO) has concluded his or her duties. In addition to the grief the Family will suffer, they may also be faced with issues and questions built around the life of an Army Family. Those left behind often:
- Wonder if there is anyone out there that understands
- Need local resources for support
- Want reliable information about programs, services and benefits available to them, but aren’t sure where to go or how to find them
In keeping with the Army’s commitment to its Soldiers, the SOS delivers on that commitment by providing dedicated and comprehensive support to Surviving Families who have lost a Soldier, whether active, reserve, guard or retired. The SOS can provide support, information and services as long as is needed.
Program Support Coordinators are on hand to:
- Meet in person with Surviving Families
- Listen with compassion and offer reassurance
- Provide information and referral to appropriate resources
- Ensure Surviving Families receive all benefits to which they are entitled
- Encourage our Surviving Families to remain an integral part of the Army Family for as long as they desire
For more information contact the local SOS Support Coordinator/Liaison.
Warriors in Transition assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU)
The Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) is a one-stop location for Warriors in Transition and their Families to get information and assistance. The following services may be coordinated through the SFAC:
- Entitlement and benefits counseling
- Military personnel services, such as ID cards
- Educational services
- Transition/employment assistance
- Financial counseling
- Substance abuse information
- Legal and pastoral services
- Child care referral
- Accept and manage donations
Contact the local SFAC Representative for more information.
Violence Prevention and Education
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) promotes individual and Family strengths during challenging times to reduce the risk of violence. The FAP provides military Families with prevention services and educational programs, including:
- Emergency placement
- Respite care
- Victim advocacy
- FAP education and prevention
- New parent support home visitation program
- Sexual assault response
- Support groups and enrichment classes
Contact the Family Advocacy Program Manager to begin.
USAG Wiesbaden Family Advocacy Program Domestic Violence Hotline: 0162-297-5625