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Fort Carson Mountaineer

Family program reaches milestone

Army Community Service

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is a program developed by Family members for Family members. It is a volunteer-led organization with a central tenet to provide training and knowledge to support the total Army effort.

The foundation of the program is a tri-level curriculum: K-military knowledge; G-personal growth and L-leadership development. AFTB’s three different levels are comprised of 30 individual modules and can be completed at the student’s discretion, no particular order is required, and there are no prerequisites. AFTB modules and classes are portable and can be exported to an organization (Family Readiness Group, Soldier training, government civilian activity) by formal request. Minimum attendance requirements may apply.

Another core aspect of the program is a trio of classes designed to prepare attendees to become effective instructors and briefers, and facilitators highlight the different skills necessary for various settings.

AFTB classes are standardized throughout the entire Army, and Soldiers can take classes from anywhere they are stationed. The classes are free and provide information about the military lifestyle as well as opportunities to meet others with the desire to get involved in their community.

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AFTB 24th birthday

AFTB Staff members and volunteers from the Fort Carson Army Community Service (ACS) Family Enrichment Program will be hosting an AFTB information table in the main foyer of the Exchange where members of the community can learn more about the program, win prizes, register for upcoming classes and join the team of volunteers who are committed to making “The Best Hometown in the Army” even better. The information table will be in operation Dec. 11, 2018, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be birthday cake, cupcakes and holiday punch in the lobby of the main ACS Center from 3-4:30 p.m.

Family program reaches milestone
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