Events

March 14, 2014

ACS to host conference, special events, shares program news

The Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, CPCA, and Army Community Service, ACS, will host the 19th Annual Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Conference in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month. It will be held March 28, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus, 901 North Colombo Ave.

The 2014 Department of the Army’s slogan is “Children’s Safety Comes First — Be Ready to End Child Abuse.” The keynote speaker, Mildred Muhammad, is a survivor of domestic violence and had her children kidnapped by her ex-husband. After 18 months, she was able to locate them and get full custody. Muhammad spent many years supporting and caring for her children as they worked through the trauma and the publicity of the actions of their father, the DC Sniper, John Allen Muhammad.

Other guest speakers include Diedra Calcote, acting Child Welfare Program administrator, Division of Child Safety and Family Services, and Linda Lopez, former Arizona Senator, District 29.

For registration information call 533.3986.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with New Parent Support

Join ACS personnel as they celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday in March at the Parent-Tot Playgroup by reading Dr. Seuss books to the children and making a story-related craft. The parent-tot play group is held every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. – noon, at the School Age Center.

New Parent Support has several guest speakers who share the latest information for parents of infants and parents who are expecting. Do not miss the next class, April 14, 3 p.m., in the ACS Building. Annette Muellar, RN, BSN, an international board certified breast feeding consultant, will teach “Everything You need to Know About Breastfeeding and More.” Call 533.8961 to reserve a seat.

EFMP — overseas screening processes

The Army Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, is comprised of three components — ACS/Medical/Personnel. Each component plays an integral role to ensure program success. When a Soldier who is not enrolled in the EFMP receives an overseas assignment, they also need to know that the EFMP impacts them as well.

All Soldiers reassigned outside the continental U.S, OCONUS, including Alaska and Hawaii, and seeking command sponsorship must complete Medical EFMP Overseas Screening for all Family members even if Family members aren’t currently enrolled in the EFMP.

Many OCONUS locations have limited access to specialized care, and the overseas screening process ensures the needs of their Family members are identified and can be accommodated by the gaining command before Family travel is authorized.

Soldiers completing the On Line Levy Briefing are required to submit a DA Form 7415, EFMP Querying Sheet, to ACS EFMP.

Not all students have access to the On Line Levy Briefing so it’s important they get the word from their leaders about the overseas screening requirement.

Upon receipt of the emailed DA 7415, the ACS EFMP System Navigator provides information to Soldiers including information on the overseas screening process and contact information for the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, EFMP special needs advisor.

Don’t wait to initiate the overseas screening process. This should be one of the first things a Soldier does when notified of OCONUS assignment instructions. Delays can occur if Family members require updated physical examinations or have other medical-related issues. Also, there is only one Medical EFMP representative to complete the required forms so, if the representative is away from the office for an extended period, the process will be delayed.

Those with medical-related EFMP questions or who need to initiate Medical Overseas Screening should contact the RWBACH EFMP special needs advisor at 533.9472. Obtain online instructions on this process at http://rwbach.huachuca.amedd.army.mil/efmp.html.

For information on how ACS EFMP can assist Families enrolled in the EFMP to transitioning to the next duty station, contact ACS, 533.2330.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Maranda Flynn

Sergeant Major of the Army talks Fort Huachuca’s leadership, success in Army’s future

Maranda Flynn Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III speaks to Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Soldiers about battle buddy safety during a town hall meeting held at Cochise Theater, Aug. 20. As force reduction kicks into gear, Soldier...
 
 

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day — 2014

The Nation’s Annual Observance of Women’s Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. The roles of women in the Army have changed dramatically since 1775....
 
 
Courtesy of the International Military Student Office

IMSO plays integral part in international students’ lives here

Courtesy of the International Military Student Office International military students meet U.S. Representative Ron Barber while taking a week-long trip to Washington D.C. The trip was organized by the International Military Stu...
 

 

New 35Q course offered at Fort Huachuca NCOA

The new Cryptologic Network Warfare Analyst Advanced Leader Course, ALC, resumed its second cycle of classes this month at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, NCOA. The 288-hour, small group-led ALC prepares noncommissioned officers to assume supervisory roles in cyber analysis and operation elements. Upon completion, Soldiers should be able to apply critical thinking while supervising and...
 
 
Lisa Ferdinando

Army focuses on good energy stewardship to protect mission

Lisa Ferdinando Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, speaks at a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., April 10, 2013. WASHINGTON — The Army is focused on being a good ...
 
 

Under Secretary challenges Army senior leaders to revamp Civilian career management

ARLINGTON, Va. — During a two-day session at the Pentagon last month, approximately 30 members of the Senior Executive Service, or SES, gathered to discuss how to improve Civilian career development. Army Under Secretary Brad Carson hosted the event, which was meant to help shape policy changes regarding how the Army hires, trains, develops and...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin