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Army Family Team Building

Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Mission Statement

AFTB Mission StatementMission Statement:

Army Family Team Building empowers individuals, maximizing their personal growth and professional development through specialized training, transforming our community into a resilient and strong foundation meeting today's military mission.

AFTB Values and Goals

Army Family Team BuildingValues:

We value excellence in:

  • Quality Training -- it is our signature; it is who we are and what we do!
  • Resourcefulness -- The ability to overcome challenges.
  • Life-Long Learning -- Opportunities that meet the needs of our community.


  • Prepare individuals through specialized training generating flexible, adaptive and capable Soldiers, Families and Civilian.
  • Enhance personal growth and professional development by leveraging an adaptive curriculum and technology meeting the needs of the transforming military.
  • Employ resources to build and strengthen enduring partnerships resulting in resilient strong communities

AFTB Frequently Asked Questions

What is Army Family Team Building (AFTB)?

Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules taught through your local Army Community Service or Family Program’s office that cover topics such as basic information about the Army, personal growth skills and leadership skills.  AFTB improves personal and Family preparedness which enhances overall Army readiness and helps America’s Army adapt to a changing world.

Why Should I Attend AFTB?

AFTB helps you to not just cope with, but enjoy the military lifestyle.  Many of the courses can be applied toward resume’ and career building, self-development and leadership skills.  AFTB provides the knowledge and self-confidence to take responsibility for yourself and your Family.  The training is available to Soldiers, Family members of all Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and volunteers.

What AFTB Class Should I Attend?

AFTB Level I Modules train basic information about the Army.

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 Modules train personal growth skills.

Grow personally through self-development modules.  Learn how to improve your communication skills, personal relationships, and stress management skills.  Discover how teams form and grow, how to solve problems and how to resolve personal conflict.  Acquire knowledge on Army traditions, customs, courtesies and protocol.

AFTB Level III Modules train leadership skills.       

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

Enlisted Spouse Training Series


In 2007 – 2009, the Army Family Readiness Advisory Council (AFRAC) Enlisted Spouse Workgroup identified gaps in outreach services provided to enlisted spouses.

The solution was the Enlisted Spouse Training Series.  This series prepares enlisted spouses for additional responsibilities as their Soldiers advance in their careers.   It is the result of a partnership between FMWRC and Cornell University under the guidance of the Army Senior Leadership.

The series addresses three specific audiences: spouses of Drill Sergeants, Recruiters, and First Sergeants prior to assumption of their new role. 


The Seminars

The seminars are small group sessions (five to 15 spouses).  The unique aspects of each seminar include panel discussions with two to three couples currently serving in a Drill Sergeant, Recruiter or First Sergeant assignment.

Local Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Program Managers in Army Community Service (ACS) or your local Family Programs office are the points of contact at your local installation for information about the Enlisted Spouse Training Series.

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To Develop Strong, Knowledgeable and Engaged Individuals and Communities.

- Army Family Team Building Vision Statement

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AFTB Computer Based Training

The eLearning Center makes AFTB Level 1, 2, and 3 training available to you 24/7 with Computer Based Trainings.

Level 1 Class Descriptions:

  • Lesson 1.1 - Expectations and Impact of the Mission on Family Life
  • Lesson 1.2 - Military Acronyms and Terms
  • Lesson 1.3 - The Chain of Command
  • Lesson 1.4 - Introduction to Military Customs and Courtesies
  • Lesson 1.5 - Basic Military Benefits and Entitlements
  • Lesson 1.6 - Introduction to Military and Civilian Community Resources
  • Lesson 1.7 - Introduction to Family Readiness Groups
  • Lesson 1.8 - Supporting Your Child's Education
  • Lesson 1.9 - Introduction to Family Financial Readiness
  • Lesson 1.10 - Basic Problem Solving