Army Community Service (ACS)
Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)
For over 30 years, AFAP has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for all military personnel (active, reserve, guard, retiree), family members, DOD employees, and Survivors. It is a process that lets us say what is working, what is not, and how to fix it. It alerts Commanders and Army leaders to areas of concern that need their attention and gives them the opportunity to put plans into place to work toward resolving the issues.
BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers)
BOSS Meetings - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. held in the Bldg. 3709 Walker Street (behind the Garcia DFAC) and is open to BOSS representatives and single soldiers.
Child & Youth Services
Our mission: CYS integrates and delivers base support to reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and unit mission requirements and enable readiness for a globally responsive Army.
Our vision: A driving force for excellence in school support, youth programs, and childcare for the Army, Department of Defense, and the Nation.
Our commitment: We are committed to providing responsive and relevant child and youth programs IAW established standards to accomplish the mission of all assigned installations.
We are committed to providing appropriate programs and services at the right time and place for our Soldiers and their Families.
We are committed to getting the most out of every Army dollar.
Our workforce: CYS professionals are among the best in the world. We treat them as such by emphasizing engaged and caring leadership, fair and appropriate recognition, professional development, accountability, and empowerment. CYS professionals make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we support.
Cooper Child Development Center
Our Child Development Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. Only 8 percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs are accredited by the NAEYC.
Welcome to the Employment Readiness, a service offered to you by Army Community Service (ACS) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma! It is our pleasure to offer you an excellent program that provides you with the latest information on employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities.
Military transitions are always a challenge. To help you thrive with success through these changes, the Employment Readiness program gives you the tools and resources to be competitive while you are stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Prior to relocating, prepare and hand carry:
- Your credentials and ensure that you have up-to-date records of employers’ address, title, etc.
- Certifications (if you have a professional certification, call ahead to find out that the procedure is for transferring your certification to the new location.
- Update your resume.
- Contact Past Employers for Recommendations and the name, addresses, and telephone number of three references.
- Professional Certifications.
- Special awards or honors.
- Letters of recommendations/appreciation from current employer.
- Volunteer career portfolio.
- Call the Employment Readiness at the new duty station.
- Make contacts at the new duty station.
- If a family member is looking for employment but does not have a Social Security Number, obtain one before you leave your present location. For information, call the Social Security Administration which is usually listed in the white pages in the telephone directory under” Social Security” Budget for unemployment.
- A list of income and monthly expenses (home mortgage or rent, life insurance payments, food, transportation, etc) should be developed for the first six months after you move. Do not forget to include the additional expenses related to the relocations.
- If you are a current Civil Service employee, consult your servicing CPAC office with questions about Military Spouse Preference opportunities, forms that should be hand-carried, and the possibility of taking an extended leave without pay.
- If employment will require background security investigation, maintain a current listing of previous residences and dates to facilitate completion of any requirements.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) helps Soldiers and Families recognize and meet the unique challenges of military life. Our services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen Army Families, enhance resiliency and relationship skills and improve quality of life.