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Armywide News

FMWR program names standardized
to reduce confusion

Standardized names now are in effect and will be used for all Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs/services at Fort McCoy to help manage process improvement. The Armywide changes provide procedural guidance for establishing new programs in garrisons in association with implementing and executing the Army Family Covenant.

The changes are being made because Army Families told Army leadership that it is confusing to hear programs referred to by different names as they travel from garrison to garrison.

The new names will help provide predictable names to Soldier and family programs and services throughout the Army. Not all installations will have all of these programs or activities.

For example, Fort McCoy doesn’t have an outdoor swimming pool or riding stables, among other programs.

The affected FMWR programs include Army Community Service (ACS), Community Recreation (CR) and Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS).

The new ACS programs will be: Information and Referral; Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program; Operation R.E.A.D.Y.; Family Advocacy Program, which includes the New Parent Support Program and Victim Advocacy; Transitional Compensation Program for Abused Dependents; Exceptional Family Member Program; Army Family Action Plan; Army Family Team Building; Outreach Services, Relocation Readiness Program; Employment Readiness Program; Financial Readiness, including Army Emergency Relief; Army Volunteer Corps; Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program; Army Spouse Employment Partnership Program; Military Family Life Consultants; Survivor Outreach Services and Army OneSource.

The Family Programs’ facilities will include: Army Community Service Center; Family Assistance Center; and Soldier Family Assistance Center.

The CR Core Programs and Services will include: Aquatics Training; Arts and Crafts Program; Automotive Skills Program; Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers; Community Recreation Program; Entertainment Program; Intramural Sports; Leisure Travel Services; Library and Information Services; Outdoor Recreation Program; Physical Fitness and Swimming (recreational).

CR facilities include: Arts and Crafts Center; Automotive Skills Center; Physical Fitness Facility; Community Activity Center; Library; Recreational Equipment Checkout (Outdoor Recreation); Recreation Center; Warrior Zone; Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool; and Riding Stables.

In the CYSS category, CYSS Home Based Programs include: Family Child Care Homes; Child Development Homes; and Neighborhood Activity Homes.

CYSS programs in Alternative Settings include: Youth Sports & Fitness Programs: SKIESUnlimited Instructional Program; Kids on Site; and VenturePoint.

CYSS Community Based Child Care & Youth Programs: Army Affiliated CYSS Programs; Army Sponsored CYSS Child Care Programs; and Army Sponsored CYSS Youth Programs.

CYSS Parent and Outreach Programs include: Parent Central Services; Kids at Home; Parents on Site; and CYSitters.

CYSS School Support Programs include: School Liaison Officers/Specialists; School Transition Specialists; Student to Student; Jr. Student to Student; Parent to Parent Cadres; and Tutor.Com.

CYSS Through National Youth Serving Organizations include: CHARACTER COUNTS!; 4-H Clubs; and Boys & Girls Clubs.

CYSS Enterprise ARFORGEN Initiatives: Give Parents a Break; We’ve Got You Covered; ICYSmiles (aka “I See Your Smiles);” Kissing Hand Kits; Hug a Dolls; Coming Together Around Military Families; Wheels!; Child/Youth Behavioral Consultants; and Youth Technology Labs;

CYSS Facilities include: Child Development Centers; School Age Centers (aka Child Development Centers); and Youth Centers.

For more information about the changes in the Fort McCoy community, call Jobi Spolum at 608-388-2362.


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