Army Family Team Building

"Develop Strong, Knowledgeable, and Engaged Individuals and Communities ”

Army Family Team Building on U.S. Army MWR

The U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (the G9 Division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, known as Army MWR) manages programs and services that support readiness and resilience for Soldiers and Families. Its work enhances the lives of Soldiers, Families, Reservists, National Guard members, DoD Civilians, Retirees and the entire U.S. Army community.  Family and MWR Programs are delivered primarily through a local garrison or installation. To learn more about the resources available at your local garrison, visit the Army MWR website.

About AFTB

Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is a Family training and readiness program that provides participants with a better understanding of Army culture, as well as the skills and resources needed to become resilient, self-sufficient and self-reliant members of the military community. In order to remain relevant in today’s changing Army and to keep the AFTB program up-to-date with the needs of Family members, the program undergoes periodic reviews and updates. While remaining true to the roots of AFTB (knowledge, personal growth, leadership), these updates address some of the changes seen in the military and civilian communities.

AFTB: Frequently Asked Questions

A1: Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules taught through your local Army Community Service office or online 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.
A2: 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, and Department of Defense civilians and volunteers.
A3: 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.
Last modified: June 9, 2022 - 5:43 pm UTC