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Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Address: 830 Chisholm Ave. Fort Meade, MD 20755
Telephone: 301-677-5590
Fax: 301-677-2910
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


MFTB Level K Training (Military Knowledge) on October 24-25

Level K provides basic information and skills needed by all military spouses. Level K teaches military terms, acronyms, customs and courtesies, chain of command, military and community resources, basic benefits and entitlements, introduction to family readiness groups, financial readiness, basic problem solving and support your child's education.
Location: Heritage Park Community Center (2699 Ninninger Ave.) Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Kitchen provided.
Registration required.


Class: New Spouse Connection and Meet n Greet
7-8:30 p.m., 2nd Monday of each month
Location: ACS building
Description: An opportunity for all new spouses to the Ft Meade community and surrounding area are invited to attend. Information will include childcare options, scholarships for spouses, area attractions, volunteer opportunities, public transportation, and MFTB. Will include social and activity get together for meet and greet.

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What is AFTB

AFTB is a volunteer-supported Department of the Army (DA) training program designed to teach individuals and families how to be more independent within the military environment.  AFTB also supports the total Army effort in helping those achieve their highest level of personal development.

There are three levels of training for family members, civilian employees and military members which address multiple issues from an individual to leadership perspectives. All classes are free and taught by professionally trained instructors.

AFTB classes are useful not only in the military community we live in, but to provide education which translates into job skills and resume building. Come join us and meet new people, network and learn more about something you already thought you knew!

Contact AFTB Program Manager at 301-677-5590 or email

AFTB Classes

AFTB Level K - Enrollment in Level K is based on the experience as an Army family member, not on the rank of the sponsor. Family members from any branch of service can enter the training program. 

AFTB Level G and Level L - Classes are offered online at www.myarmyonesource.com.


AFTB Level K - Introductory ("Learn")

Level K contains 10 classes and is targeted toward people new to the military or for anyone interested in updating personal skills or basic knowledge. Pre-registration is required.

K.1: Military Life . . . What Does It Mean?

K.2: Military Acronyms and Terms

K.3: Chain of Command

K.4: Customs, Courtesies, Ceremonies, and Traditions

K.5: Military Social Functions

K.6: Military Benefits and Entitlements

K.7: Introduction to Military and Civilian Community Resources

K.8: Introduction to Family Readiness Groups

K.9: Military Family Preparedness

K.10: Resiliency, Be the Bouncing Ball

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AFTB Level G - Intermediate ("Grow")

Level G contains 14 classes and is targeted toward emerging leaders within the general military community. Pre-registration is required.

G.1: Learn to Communicate

G.2: Effective Conflict Management

G.3: Problem Solving Strategies

G.4: Exploring Personality Traits

G.5: Improving Personal Relationships

G.6: Successful Team Dynamics

G.7: Growing Through Change

G.8: Resiliency During Crisis and Grief

G.9: Overcoming Stress

G.10: Winning at Time Management

G.11: Time to Serve: The Volunteer Experience

G.12: Heading Toward Leadership

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AFTB Level L - Advanced ("Lead")

Level L courses offer training to enhance the professional growth and leadership development opportunities of those who might assume advisory and leadership roles within the community and military unit. Pre-registration is required.

L.1: Leadership Through Understanding Needs

L.2: Examining your Leadership Style

L.3: Effective Communication for Leaders

L.4: Developing Great Meetings

L.5: Establishing Team Dynamics

L.6: Resolving Conflict

L.7: Supporting Others through Coaching and Mentoring

L.8: Virtual Meetings: Tips and Techniques

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