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United States Army
Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness – Lewis Main
2140 Liggett Avenue
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
As a gateway to the resources you need, the Military and Family Support Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center is one part of the overall Family Readiness System, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. It should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services are a key resource for you and your family. They include:
The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov – ensures service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens have the tools and resources to register to vote and request an absentee ballot, regardless of their state of residence. The Voting Assistance Guide, or VAG, is a reference guide for everything you need to know about absentee voting in all 50 states, the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
The VAG is available at: www.fvap.gov/vao/vag. Select your state to find your local election office’s contact information.
Voting forms are available at: www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms.
Military and Family Support Centers are part of the network of agencies, programs, services and partnerships which supports the overall well-being of military families. Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation to connect with key programs, services and support systems.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:
These services may vary by location and installation. Find your specific center on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.
Armed Forces Team Building (AFTB)
AFTB was established in 1994 to help military spouses adapt and become knowledgeable about the military lifestyle. It provides the knowledge and self-confidence to take responsibility for yourself and your family. Three levels of classes are offered: Military Knowledge, Personal Growth and Resiliency, and Leadership Development. AFTB classes are offered online at armyfamilywebportal.com. Concept blocks of training are offered at the request of units and organizations. The concept block curriculum is determined by the specific unit or organization’s needs. Contact the JBLM AFTB office at 253-967-2324.
Armed Forces Action Plan (AFAP)
AFAP is a grass roots effort used to generate submissions from Service members, DoD civilian employees, retirees, and their Family members to improve the quality of life. The JBLM AFAP program is responsible for collecting issue submissions, determining if the issue can be resolved at the local installation level or should be presented to the Joint Base (JB) Garrison Commander for approval for forwarding to IMCOM as appropriate. AFAP has been improving the quality of life for our military community for 30 years. Submit an issue at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or armyfamilywebportal.com. Contact the JBLM AFAP office at 253-967-2324.