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.
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.
Financial Readiness and AER Program
The Fort Sill Financial Readiness Program Offers financial education, budget counseling, and support services to assist Soldiers and their families.
Announcement: Fort Sill Army Emergency Relief has new scheduling system for clients. AER Clients with emergency requests will be assisted on a walk-in basis. AER Clients with non-emergency requests will be seen by appointment. All Soldiers E-4 and below are required to be escorted by Supervisor.
Gift and Donations
Thank you for considering a donation to Fort Sill! Gifts and donations can be used in a variety of ways to enhance the quality of life for the Fort Sill community.
Below, we have listed some information on how to get started with your donation. Please note that this web page is in no way a solicitation of a donation. This page is intended to aid those who wish to donate in completing the process.
Mobilization & Deployment/FRG Training
Fort Sill Army Community Service (ACS) believes that Soldier Readiness plus Family Readiness equals Unit/Mission Readiness.
ACS provides information and tools in support of unit FRGs, unit Deployments & Redeployments and Emergency Family Assistance.
- Visit ACS in Building 4700 to get information about resources/materials and agencies that can assist you with your FRG endeavors.
- Sign up for our FRG distro list by email for information about upcoming Soldier and Family/Community events in order to ensure Soldiers and Families are aware of the available resources, activities, and opportunities in the surrounding area.
- Click on the “FRG Getting Started” information sheet and other helpful links on this page. You will find helpful forms and tools to assist you and your unit in getting your unit FRG off the ground and running smoothly (including deployment support).
Wednesday - Appointment Only
Bins available 24/7, including all holidays.
Relocation Guide to Fort Sill