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May 9, 2014

ACS offers classes, programs, services

Audrey Peterson-Hosto
Army Community Service

Volunteers needed

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation have reestablished the Army Family Action Plan & Army Family Team Building, or AFAP/AFTB, program at Fort Huachuca Army Community Service. The AFAP program provides a mechanism for all individuals who compose of the Army’s force – Soldiers, retirees, Department of the Army Civilians and their Family members to identify quality-of-life concerns to leadership at regular intervals.

The ACS Army Volunteer Corps has a current need for volunteers who can commit for at least six months and, for critical volunteer positions, must be able to commit for one year. ACS seeks volunteers to assist in all areas. To register and apply, or for more information, call the AFAP/AFTB program manager at 533.8649.

Military Spouse 101 offered

ACS is offering Military Spouse 101, May 21 – 22, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the ACS conference room. The training is part of the Army Family Team Building Program. RSVP by email to michael.s.chambers3.civ@mail.mil. For more information call 533.2330.

ACS personnel are also interviewing for Welcome Assistant volunteers to become part of the ACS Team. Call 533.2330.

Army Emergency Relief Campaign

Army Emergency Relief is on a roll and rocking steady! The target is to reach $100,000, and Fort Huachuca is $14,261.41 away from this goal, with one week remaining. To donate, see your AER unit representative or stop by the ACS Building, 50010 Smith Avenue.
For more information, call 533.2330.

Financial Readiness evening hours

The ACS Financial Readiness Program, or FRP, strives to encourage Soldier financial readiness by offering evening appointment times for Soldiers who are in a student status.

FRP assists Soldiers with developing monthly budgets, understanding their credit report, correcting credit reporting errors, and credit resolution in order to prevent potential security clearance issues.

Providing evening appointments affords students an opportunity to strengthen their financial readiness without impacting classroom instruction time. Should a Soldier need assistance with credit resolution, they may have to return during duty hours if negotiations are required with creditors.

ACS/FRP will be open for student appointments on Tuesday. 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled duty regular duty hours by calling Bethel Francis or Linda Reed, 533.2967 or 533.2330.

Employment Readiness Program

Need guidance and information about resources to prepare for and locate employment? The ACS Employment Readiness Program offers information about local and federal employment opportunities, the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, interviewing skills, resume critiquing, career planning resources and more.

Want to build work experience? Ask ACS how to access volunteer opportunities. Call 538.5768 to set up your appointment and to obtain preliminary information via email.

Federal employment classes are also offered at ACS the second Tuesday monthly from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Upcoming classes are Tuesday and June 10. Pre-registration is required to attend and is open to valid military identification card patrons only. Call 533.2330 to register.

ACS has Virtual Career Library

Career research empowers a person to focus on desired career goals, explore the world of work, and tailor an educational program appropriately.

Whether seeking a career change or have soon-to-be college/vocational school bound children, ACS Employment Readiness offers a free tool for authorized patrons. The Virtual Career Library, or VCL, offers career planning tools, including access to books, videos, employment news, job banks, expert career advice, college and career school finder, and more.

Registration is easy. Visit http://www.virtualcareerlibrary.com/huachuca/. For additional tips on career planning and self assessments to help identify strengths and interests, call ACS Employment Readiness, 533.2330.

EFMP support group meets

The Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group meets 5 – 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the ACS conference room. Upcoming groups are May 21 and June 18. This is an opportunity to network with other Family members, service providers and local agencies.

Enrollment in EFMP is not required; however attendance is limited to active duty military, retirees and DoD employees. Pre-registration is required to ensure materials for all attendees. Call 533.2330 to register.




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