The Fort Greely Army Community Service is located in Bldg.
ACS is an aligned component of the U.S. Army with its primary and immediate mission
to promote both readiness and the highest quality of life attainable for soldiers
and family members. Considered as a Social Service Agency for the U.S. Army, ACS
services are diverse in supporting soldiers, their family members, retirees and
Department of Defense personnel at selected installations.
Army Community Service, Fort Greely, Alaska, is designed to promote awareness, sense
of community and enriched quality of life. With so many programs provided, please
take advantage of what we have to offer to make your assignment at Fort Greely a
successful one. Our professional services are just a walk or phone call away. This
is your resource center.
Here is a list of primary programs, and their services:
Exceptional Family Member Program - EFMP
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): A mandatory enrollment
program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide
comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational,
medical, personnel, and respite care services to Families with special
needs. AR 608-1, Army Community Service Centers; AR 608-75, Exceptional
Family Member Program.
Services provided are:
• Information and Referral
• Resource Directory
• Support Groups
• Relocation Assistance
• Crisis Intervention
• Special Needs Accommodation Process
(Please note: Minimal medical and community resources are available;
therefore, family members with severe medical needs are not authorized
command sponsorship to this location.)
Family Services - Family Advocacy Program
Family Services - Relocation Readiness
The Family Advocacy Program addresses prevention, identification, reporting, investigation,
and treatment for child and/or spouse maltreatment. The primary focus is to prevent
domestic violence and support treatment of victims, family members, and identified
offenders. Enhanced strategies on strengthening families will also be available.
Relocation Readiness services provide the
• Pre- and post-moving group training
• Cross-cultural training for bi-cultural families
• Sponsor training
• On-line Installation Exchange (information on duty stations and the surrounding
Army Housing Online User Services
Family Services - Employment Readiness
Employment readiness affords spouses, soldiers and teenagers the opportunity to
develop a career, or become employed. The ERP provides information and referral
services in the areas of employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer
opportunities to give family members a competitive edge needed to secure employment
in their mobile Army life. Job preparation workshops may include job search, interviewing
skills, career dress, career planning, and self-assessment.
Family Services - Financial Readiness
Financial Readiness offers a wide range of services to assist Soldiers and their
family members with their financial affairs. Emphasis is on training designed to
educate Soldiers and spouses in money management, proper use of credit, and check
writing principles. The Financial Readiness program also instructs Soldiers and
family members in consumer awareness to assist them in making sound financial decisions.
The Army Emergency Relief Program (AER) provides limited emergency financial assistance
and emergency food lockers and vouchers.
Family Services - Volunteers
Volunteering for community service is a longstanding tradition in the Army. In the
early years of our country's history, volunteers mended uniforms, cared for the
sick and wounded, and comforted families of fallen Soldiers. Today, Soldiers (active
duty and reserve), spouses, civilians, and retirees volunteer in schools, hospitals,
on sports fields, in teen centers and in many other on-post programs as well as
the surrounding community. ACS is the central information point for volunteer opportunities
in the community.
Family Services - Army Family Action Plan
The AFAP uses input from Soldiers and their families, and civilian employees of
the Army to inform the Army leadership about what is working and what is not, and
makes recommendations to fix it. Through AFAP, issues of concern come to the attention
of commanders and Army leaders, giving them the opportunity to work on resolving
the issues. Many AFAP issues have resulted in raising the standard of living for
all branches of service. AFAP is a year-round process; issues are continually being
monitored and worked toward resolution at local installations, major Army commands,
and at headquarters, Department of the Army.
If you have any questions regarding ACS and its programs
or how to improve the quality of life at Fort Greely, contact
to voice concerns or make an appointment.