Army Community Service
Fort Polk, Louisiana

In support of our Troops

Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Strengthening the Army - One Family at a Time
The Fort Polk Army Family Team Building Staff is dedicated to providing education, guidance, Family readiness, empowerment and volunteer opportunities to the total Army Family and surrounding community.


Army Emergency Relief (AER)

Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)

Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Army Volunteer Corp

Employment Readiness Program (ERP)

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

Financial Readiness Program (FRP)

Information and Referral (I&R)

Lending Locker

Mobilization and Deployment Readiness (MDR)


Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)

Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)








AFTB is a modular training program that is organized into three levels. The program is flexible and the classes can be taught separately for a unit briefing or a FRG meeting.

Level I

"Military Knowledge"

K.1      Military Life... What Does it Mean?     
K.2      Military Acronyms and Terms
K.3      Chain of Command
K.4      Customs, Courtesies, Cermonies, and Traditions
K.5      Military Social Functions
K.6      Military Benefits and Entitlements
K.7      Introduction to Military and Civilian Community Resources
K.8      Introduction to Family  Readiness Groups
K.9      Military Family preparedness
K.10    Resiliency, Be the Bouncing Ball

AFTB helps Family members learn about the Army life and how to maneuver through daily challenges by discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, utilize community resources, acquire personal resiliency conceptes and understand the goal and impact of the Army mission.

Level II

"Personal Growth & Resiliency"

G.1      Learn to Communicate
G.2      Effective Conflict Management
G.3      Problem Solving Strategies
G.4      Exploring Personality Traits
G.5      Improving Personal Relationship
G.6      Successul Team Dynamics
G.7      Growing Through Change
G.8      Resiliency During Crisis and Grief
G.9      Overcoming Stress
G.10    Winning at Time Management
G.11    Time to Serve: The Volunteer Experience
G.12    Heading Toward Leadership

Level II helps Family members improve personal skills through the development courses of leadership and management in conjunction with the FRG, Community agencies, or other military and civilian organizations.


Level III

 "Leadership Development"

L.1      Leadership Through Understanding Needs
L.2      Examning Your Leadership Styles
L.3      Effective Communication for Leaders
L.4      Developing Great Meetings
L.5      Establishing Team Dynamics
L.6      Resolving Conflict
L.7      Supporting Other Through Coaching and Mentoring
L.8      Virtual Meetings: Tips and Techniques

Helps Family members develop advanced leadership skills and enhances participant’s organizational skills in the Army and civilian life.

Funded childcare is available. Children must be registered with CYS Services.

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Please call 531-9421 to register for classes. Registration is required for classes to ensure adequate instructors and materials are available.

LOCATION: Army Community Service, Building920, 1591 Bell Richard Ave.
TELEPHONE NUMBER:  337-531-9421

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