|AFTB Celebrates 14 Years
Source: By Heather Graham, Sentinel News Editor
Fort Hood, 11 December 2009
AFTB celebrates 14 years
By Heather Graham, Sentinel News Editor
Fort Hood’s Army Family Team Building celebrated 14 years of existence Tuesday at Lane Volunteer Center.
The program educates Soldiers, Families and community members with classes, workshops and training sessions on the programs available to servicemembers and their Families.
“This accents the Family piece (of the Family First Corps),” Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, Fort Hood and III Corps commander, said. “What you do at AFTB puts deeds behind the words.”
Educating and informing individuals empowers them because they now understand the issues of the Army, Lynch said.
Since January, Fort Hood AFTB staff have trained more than 1,000 Soldiers and Family members. In that same timeframe, volunteers to AFTB have logged more than 9,000 hours to educate and improve the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families.
“This is one of the things that sustains the Army,” Lynch said. “It’s all about a team of teams.”
Those teams offer classes and programs on resources such as financial planning, budgeting and community resources that are available to help Soldiers. Family members also are afforded an educated look into programs and services available to them through the Army and Fort Hood.
“It helps you understand a little more of military life,” AFTB volunteer and Army parent Josie Nabavian said. “It helped me understand (my daughter’s) role in the military and the importance of it and what I can do to support (the Soldiers’ efforts).”
Monthly classes, volunteer opportunities and programs with AFTB offer ways for Army Families on post to see what is available in their area and get involved.
For more information on AFTB, call 287-2327 or visit the Web site at www.hoodmwr.com.