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Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

AFTB classes are a great way to get familiar with the Army lifestyle. These classes were designed with the Army family member in mind while recognizing that it takes a strong family member to fully support a strong soldier.

There are three levels of the classes. Many Army posts offer these classes or if you would rather learn at your own pace, you can take the classes online at Army OneSource.

AFTB Level One covers:

Expectations and the Impact of the Mission on Family Life

Military Acronyms and Terms

Chain of Command

Introduction to Military Customs and Courtesies

Basic Military Benefits and Entitlements

Introduction to Military and Civilian Community Resources

Introduction to Family Readiness Groups

Supporting Your Child’s Education

Introduction to Family Financial Readiness

AFTB Level Two covers:

Communication

Personal Time Management

Stress Management

Acknowledging Change

Exploring Personality Traits

Enhancing Personal Relationships

Team Dynamics

Personal Conflict Management

Traditions, Customs, Courtesies and Protocol

Creative Problem Solving

Crisis, Coping and Grieving

The Volunteer Experience

Family Readiness Groups and the Deployment Cycle

Introduction to Leadership

AFTB Level Three covers:

Communication Skills for Leaders

Understanding Needs

Leadership Styles

Building Cohesive Teams

Managing Group Conflict

Leader Assisted Problem Solving

Delegation for Leaders

Meeting Management

Coaching and Mentoring

Family Readiness Group Leadership

You are also eligible to take an instructor’s course which will enable you to teach the course to other Army family members.

About the author: Stacey is an Army wife of a soldier who joined in 2003. He has since been medically retired but she continues to provide information to Army wives and families to make their adjustment to the Army lifestyle easier. Connect with Stacey: Facebook Twitter Pinterest

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