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Armed Forces Action Plan

The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is your platform to voice quality-of-life issues, feedback, ideas, and suggestions. It’s the best way to let Army leadership know about what works, what doesn’t, and how you think problems can be resolved. We give Active and Reserve Component Soldiers, Army Civilians, Retirees, Survivors, and Family members a tool to help identify issues and concerns and shape your standards of living.

You can submit issues at your garrison’s Army Community Service office or to a unit Family Programs liaison by filling out an AFAP Issue Form. Army OneSource also facilitates AFAP issues online and makes sure your concerns get the attention they deserve. The information you submit gives Army leadership insight and helps foster a satisfied, informed, and resilient Army Community.

AFAP makes a meaningful difference. Since AFAP was created in 1983, over 698 issues have been submitted, resulting in 128 legislative changes, 186 Department of Defense or Army policy changes, and 210 improved programs or services. 

Visit the Army One Source AFAP website for more information.

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-7661
Military DSN 768-7661
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
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Armed Forces Team Building

Army Family Team Building (AFTB) empowers you, through self-development and leadership skills, basic Army knowledge and specialized training, to maximize your personal and professional potential. 

  • AFTB (Level I)
    Military Knowledge (K) Modules train basic information about the Army:

    You’ll learn about the Army life and how to maneuver through daily challenges by discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, utilize community resources, attain better financial readiness, and understand the goal and impact of the Army mission on daily life.
  • AFTB (Level II)
    Personal Growth and Resiliency (G) Modules train personal growth skills:

    Learn how to improve your personal relationships, communication and
    stress-management skills. Discover how teams form and grow, how to solve problems, and how to resolve personal conflict. You’ll also learn about Army traditions, customs, courtesies and protocol.
  • AFTB (Level III)
    Leadership Development (L) Modules train leadership skills:

    Thrive in the Army and civilian life by expanding leadership skills and effective communication techniques and learning to mentor others into leadership positions. You’ll learn about the different leadership styles, how to run an effective meeting, how to manage group conflict, and how to coach and mentor others.

For more information, contact your Army Community Service Family Program office or Army OneSource.

Download our current AFTB Brochure!

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-7660
Military DSN 768-7660
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed
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Army Community Service - Main Office

Main Office

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-7660
Military DSN 768-7660
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed
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Army Emergeny Relief

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private, non-profit organization established to assist Soldiers and their Family members in emergency financial situations due to no fault of their own. Financial assistance is given in the form of an interest-free loan, grant, or combination of the two. Loans are repaid by an allotment.

To apply for AER assistance, the Soldier should be seen by the Unit Commander/1SG for interview/counseling to determine if the situation can be resolved through the chain-of-command or some other source. After determining that the Soldier has a valid emergency, the unit commander would then authorize the individual to seek AER assistance.

If an emergency arises that cannot wait until the next business day (usually emergency travel), contact the American Red Cross at +1 (877)272-7337 or visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-5501
Military DSN 768-5501
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed
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Exceptional Family Member Program

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides comprehensive support to Family members with special needs. EFMP takes an all-inclusive approach to coordinate military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing, and personnel services to help Soldiers and their Families with special needs.

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-7960
Military DSN 768-7960
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed
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Family Advocacy Program

Helpful Phone Numbers

The U.S. Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP) helps Soldiers and their Families recognize and prepare for the unique challenges of military lifestyles. Our services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen the relationships of Army Families.

We are also dedicated to the prevention domestic abuse, child abuse, and neglect of Soldiers and their Families through offering education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment.

If you need help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You should also contact your installation’s Family Advocacy Program for more information.

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-7653
Military DSN 768-7653
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed
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Financial Readiness Program

The Financial Readiness Program is your resource for information on money matters. We can help you better understand financial topics like: 

  • Military pay
  • Checkbook/debit card management
  • Financial responsibility
  • Credit reporting
  • Debt elimination strategies
  • Saving
  • Investing
  • Budgeting

We can also help you learn about other financial services, including:

  • Army Emergency Relief (AER): A private, nonprofit organization established to help Soldiers and their Families in emergency financial situations due to no fault of their own.
  • Education Program: Offers need-based scholarships to help eligible Army Families with education costs.

For more information about how the Financial Readiness Program can help you, contact your Army Community Service Center.

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-5501
Military DSN 768-5501
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed
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Mobilization & Deployment

The Mobilization, Deployment, and Support Stability Operations (MDSSO) helps support community readiness during deployments and emergencies. We help make sure installation programs align with unit deployment cycles, provide pre- and post-deployment support, and help unit Commanders with their Family Readiness plans and deployment support services for Service Members and their Families. We’re responsible for operating an Emergency Family Assistance Center in the case of an all-hazards event, and supporting Service Members and Families during Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) and Repatriation. We also act as a case manager for all requests for assistance through the Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (ADPAAS).

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-6890
Military DSN 768-6890
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed
Programs using this location:

New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) promotes healthy Families through a variety of services including home visits, support groups, and parenting classes. We help Soldiers and Families learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood. Army Families who are expecting a child or who have children up to age three can participate in all of our services confidentially and free of charge. Download the brochure Here.

Each installation has developed unique New Parent Support Program services that include:

  • Home visits: Scheduled at your convenience, home visits bring education and reassurance right to your own home covering many topics, including breastfeeding, sleeping, nutrition, potty training, age-appropriate discipline, developmental screenings, sibling rivalry, stress management, deployment issues, and time management. NPSP-Home Visitors are supportive and caring licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) or registered nurses (RNs). They have extensive experience working with young children and are sensitive to your unique challenges as a military Family.
  • Expectant Parent Workshop: Helps to provide valuable information about pregnancy and postpartum health, basic infant care, infant massage, parenting skills, safety, discipline, stress management, deployment issues, and community resources.
  • Play groups: Scheduled regularly at installations, they help children learn through play in a supportive atmosphere that benefits parents as well. Activities include story time, crafts, and music.
  • Military Homefront: A free weekly parenting email with support, tips and advice, updates about your baby’s developmental milestones, and other great information curated just for you.

Contact your installation Army Community Service (ACS) Family Advocacy Program for more information. You can also call Military OneSource for more information and referrals (CONUS: +1 800-342-9647; OCONUS: 00-800-3429-6477; To call collect with operator assistance OCONUS: +1 (484)530-5908.

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-7653
Military DSN 768-7653
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed
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Outreach Program

The Outreach Program welcomes Service Members and their Families to the Presidio of Monterey. Outreach provides military community service information and references for a rewarding stay in Monterey and the surrounding area.

The primary focus of outreach is to introduce Families to the wide range of Family and community resources available that make military life comfortable. Families newest to the military will receive a home visit from Outreach Services (when possible). We will attempt to answer questions about the community and military life.

All families are given a welcome packet prepared by Army Community Service which contains information about ACS programs community events. These packets are also available to incoming families at ACS.

Links

2218 Gigling Road BLDG 4260 Seaside, California 93955 United States +1 (831) 242-7660
Military DSN 768-7660
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this MWR facility is closed until further notice.
Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed
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