By Public Affairs Staff 14 July 2019
Changes are in store for a few traditional Army Community Service activities across all Army installations. To invest in modernizing equipment and training to make Soldiers and units more lethal – and come home – the Army’s modernization strategy led to Army-wide changes to maximize the value of every dollar, operate transparently, and wisely use the resources entrusted to the Army.
“The Army’s commitment to the wellbeing of Soldiers and Families
remains strong, even in the face of changes in how we meet that vital
mission,” said Becky Myers, director of ACS at
At Carlisle Barracks, the office of ACS has been directed to reduce staff by streamlining services and tapping into the resources already available in neighboring communities and online. Army Community Service at Carlisle Barracks will retain these essential family services: Family Advocacy Program, Exceptional Family Member Program/EFMP, Financial Readiness, Army Emergency Relief/AER, and Survivor Outreach Services.
Support for job searches and employment readiness is available at https//myseco.militaryonesource.mil. Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, or SECO, is a Defense Dept. program that is staffed by certified career counselors and available worldwide. Spouses can call 1-800-342-9647 to speak directly to a career counselor. The local employment center in Carlisle offers Career Link at 717-243-4431.
As of July 1, ACS will no longer have the necessary manpower to run the Lending Closet for transitional families.
Soldier-for-Life transition services and classes that were once coordinated by ACS will continue, now reorganized under the Military Personnel office. To contact the SFL Career Counselor call 717-961-2060 to make an appointment.
All post agencies with volunteers will track their own agency volunteers and are encouraged to use the Volunteer Management Information System. ACS will still host an annual volunteer recognition event in April 2020.