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Army Family Team Building

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 members of the military community.

Whether you’re new to the Army or want to brush up on skills, get a leg up with AFTB. This training program takes you step by step through Army culture, connects you to helpful resources, and empowers you to become a self-reliant member of the Army Family. AFTB training moves through three phases:

  • AFTB Building Personal Growth. Learn how to improve your personal relationships and communication and stress-management skills. Discover how teams form and grow, how to solve problems, and how to resolve personal conflict. You’ll also learn about Army traditions, customs, courtesies, and protocol.
  • AFTB Military Knowledge. Learn about Army life and how to maneuver through daily challenges, understand Army acronyms, use community resources, attain better financial readiness, and appreciate the impacts of the Army mission on daily life.
  • AFTB Leadership Knowledge. Thrive in the Army and civilian life by expanding leadership skills, polishing communication techniques, and learning to mentor others into leadership positions. Learn how to find your leadership style, run an effective meeting, manage group conflict, and coach and mentor others.

AFTB helps Families and individuals by:

  • Conducting specialized training, making Soldiers, Families, and Civilians more flexible, adaptive, and capable
  • Enhancing personal growth and professional development by leveraging technology and an adaptive curriculum to meet the needs of the transforming military
  • Employing resources to build and strengthen enduring partnerships, resulting in resilient, strong communities

AFTB uses the Online Learning Management System (OLMS), which requires internet access for the computer-based training. Participants can train virtually anywhere, and they typically receive a certificate (which may be used for promotion points, depending on the course) after completion.

Find your local AFTB program manager.