Yuma Proving Ground Community

Yuma Proving Ground


Army Community Service

Army Community Service’s mission is to provide “real life solutions for successful Army living” for soldiers, retirees, Army civilians and family members. ACS offers comprehensive programs and services to meet the needs of the Yuma Proving Ground community. ACS support services include:

  • Army Family Team Building: Programs and services designed to strengthen and support families and family life.
  • Employment Readiness: Assists family members with job searches, resumes, application preparation and career counseling.
  • Financial Readiness: Programs that improve personal financial management skills. Individual and group sessions are provided in various personal money management topics.
  • Mobilization and Deployment Readiness: Briefings, workshops and other programs that help families prepare for all three stages of the deployment cycle (pre-deployment, deployment and reintegration).
  • Relocation Readiness: Provides information, services, guidance and assistance to personnel and their family members who are making a PCS move to or from Yuma Proving Ground.

For a full list and description of ACS programs at Yuma Proving Ground, visit www.yumamwr.com/acs.html.

Exceptional Family Member Program

The Exceptional Family Member Program is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical and personnel services to families with special needs. Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a family member with a physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.

For information on Yuma Proving Ground’s EFMP program, visit www.yumamwr.com/efmp.html.

Family Readiness Group

Family Readiness Groups are official command-sponsored organizations for a unit’s soldiers and family members. FRGs provide an avenue of mutual support and assistance, and a network of communications among family members, the chain of command and community resources to foster a sense of belonging to the unit and community. FRGs also provide information and referral and support during deployments.

For more information on Army Family Readiness Groups, visit www.armyfrg.org.

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