Three Must Have AFTB Classes
Posted by Jeremy Brown on October 9, 2008
As some of you will notice there have been some changes here are MilitaryAnswers. On the advice of a friend, Brett McKay, of Art of Manliness fame, I have made some format changes. Let me know if you like the canges (i.e. title, entry format, etc). I appreciate all your comments! On to the Three Must Have AFTB Classes:
In our last post we discussed AFTB (Army Family Team Building) and its value as one of the many free educational services offered to Servicemembers and their Families. Keep in mind that just becuse it is ARMY Family Team Building that it is also open to othr service branches.
What can I say, it is the most important lesson and its the first one in the whole program. As a soldier your mission is drilled into you, but as a Spouse those lessons can be harded earned. They are earned from GI Parties, late nights in the Motor Pool and many missed holidays! I am not saying that with understanding there will be acceptance, but at least you will be well on your way.
Everyone knows that lists are subjective and perhaps you may be tempted to toss this one aside because of that. I think everyone of the AFTB classes can improve your life, yet if you don’t have the time take these classes online or arrange a concept block with your local AFTB Program Manager.
Whether you are new to the life or an old hat it is important to be informed of what you are entitled to and what exactly is a benefit for you. Remember that these things change frequently so it is a great refresher course. Also check out MyArmyBenefits to get a good glimpse into what the military is giving you. This class will cover questions like Tricare and its applicability to pre-existing conditions and many other nagging questions.
Once you have become educated on what you have a right to request; you will need to know where to go to request those services. This is a great class for the new to the Army or even just new to a Post. It will outline what is available to you Army wide as well as post and community wide to serve you as a Family member or Servicemember. Hopefully it will introduce you to the Community Action Council meeting and its dates and times. Look for more information soon!
I welcome all your comments, diggs, stumbles and tweets!