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United States Army
Army Community Service – Rose Barracks
Vilseck Germany 92249
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:
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.
Army Community Service assists soldiers and families in maintaining readiness by coordinating and delivering comprehensive, responsive services that promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability. The United States Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service Center offers the following services:
Army Family Action Plan
The Army Family Action Plan seeks your input for the most significant issues affecting the quality of life of soldiers, their families, retirees and Department of the Army civilians. You identify the issue, who it affects and how you think it should change. Your issues will be brought to leadership who will work toward a resolution. Some of AFAP success stories are the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, full-day kindergarten and dental coverage.
Army Family Team Building
Army Family Team Building will help you survive and thrive in the Army and will guide you in becoming a leader in your community, family and personal life. There are three levels of courses, each designed to empower you through the journey of Army living.
Army Volunteer Corps
You can make a huge difference in the community by volunteering. Our garrison offers many volunteer opportunities that will increase your knowledge of resources, provide you additional resume experience and assist you in networking. We ensure that our volunteers are appreciated and recognized with annual ceremonies.
We know it is not easy to seek employment, but our program can assist you in resume writing, interview skills and step-by-step instructions on how to submit your resume online. Email us to be added to our job newsletter and be informed of all the available positions on the garrison.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program is a mandatory enrollment program that works with military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and community support along with housing, educational, medical and personnel services to families with special needs. EFMP diagnoses range from asthma, attention deficit disorder and developmental disorders to allergic rhinitis and much more. Our EFMP ensures that adults and children have appropriate support to include monthly activities such as free bowling, movie bash, roundtable conversations, a benefits workshop and more. We also offer respite care provider training, allowing you to make an income by helping families in need.
Family Advocacy Program
Our Family Advocacy Program’s mission is to support the foundations of family well-being to strengthen soldiers and families, promote child safety and prevent spouse and child abuse and neglect. FAP takes a step further in preventing and ensuring a healthy living by offering stress management classes, couples’ communication and parent and child communication classes. We also offer training as emergency placement care providers so you can always help the children in our community who are in imminent danger.
Part of the FAP team is also the New Parent Support Program. This program is designed for parents of newborns to age three. Playgroups, networks, great expectations, hospital tours and home visits are just many of the services offered.
Our Financial Readiness Program offers education, counseling and support services to assist soldiers and their families with their financial affairs including living within their means and investing for the future. We also offer a variety of investment courses as well as home-buying seminars and money management classes.
Part of our financial team is the Army Emergency Relief program. We assist soldiers and families when a financial emergency arises. We also offer scholarships for family members.
Information and Referral
This is the place to come to if you have general questions about the United States Army Garrison Bavaria as well as the surrounding area. Our helpful and friendly staff will give you all the information you need to find your way around the area and will refer you to the right offices for any help that you may need. We offer free fax and digital scan services and coupons.
Mobilization and Deployment
Our Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program educates soldiers and families on how to manage the deployment cycle, the available resources and how to become Army ready. We provide training for the family readiness groups and command team as well as conduct reintegration for when our troops return home. We prepare all soldiers and families with proactive education that enhances resiliency and well-being.
Moving to a new location is never easy. Our Relocation Readiness Program can ease the transition for you. Our program is designed to assist with transfers and relocations throughout your tour cycle. We offer newcomers orientation to get you accustomed to the cultural differences, pre-moving assistance and planning. In addition, we have programs catered to our international spouses and spouses of deployed soldiers.
To alleviate your stress during transition, we also offer the Lending Closet. You can borrow basic kitchen items, baby items and other household necessities, whether you are inbound or outbound.
Survivor Outreach Services
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through. Survivor Outreach Services will ensure that you are connected with people who can help you move forward and find strength. We offer one-on-one benefits and financial counseling as well as improve the responsiveness and streamline the assistance process for you. You are not alone.