Army Family Team Building (AFTB)  is an official Army training program designed to provide Family members with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully maneuver through the Army system, understand the military way of life and access the many resources available.  Classes are available on line at (only accessible on personal computers or ACS computer lab)


Levels of Training


Level I Survival Skills
Level I provides basic information and skills needed by all military spouses.

Level 1 teaches:

  • Military terms
  • Acronyms
  • Customs and courtesies
  • The chain of command
  • Basic benefits and entitlements
  • Basic benefits and entitlements
  • Expectations and impact of the mission on Family life
  • Introduction to Family financial readiness
  • Introduction to Family financial readiness
  • Basic problem solving
  • Supporting your child's education


Level II Thriving Skills
Level II is targeted towards emerging leaders within the Army Community.

Level II focuses on:

  • Communication
  • Personal time management
  • Stress management
  • Acknowledging change
  • Exploring personality traits
  • Enhancing personal relationships
  • Team dynamics
  • Personal conflict management
  • Creative problem solving
  • Traditions, customs, courtesies, and protocol
  • Coping and grieving
  • The volunteer experience
  • Family readiness groups and the development cycle
  • Introduction to leadership


Level III Arriving Skills
Level III courses offer training to enhance the professional growth and leadership development opportunities of Family members, especially those who might assume advisory and mentoring roles within the community and unit.

Level III concentrates on:

  • Communication skills for leaders
  • Understanding needs
  • Managing group conflict
  • Leader assisted problem solving
  • Delegation for leaders
  • Building a cohesive team
  • Meeting management
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Family readiness group leadership