Updated On: 11/14/2012 9:45:16 AM
Army Career and Alumni Program
The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) was created by the Army to provide world-class transition and job assistance services to the Soldiers and Civilian employees and their Family members who have selflessly served their nation.
ACAP provides its customers a wide range of services, including career counseling and résumé assistance, workshops and one-on-one counseling sessions designed to aid them in career choices. Public law requires Soldiers to initiate the ACAP process with a pre-separation briefing at least 90 days before their last day of active duty. However, to ensure a successful transition, the Army encourages that eligible individuals begin this important process up to two years before for Soldiers planning to retire and up to one year before for Soldiers planning to separate.Army retirees and their authorized Family members can use "ACAP for Life" on a space-available basis. All other military personnel, DA Civilian employees and non-appropriated fund personnel can use ACAP for 180 days past their separation date.
The ACAP Center provides a DoD-sponsored Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop throughout the year. This workshop lasts three days and covers all aspects of the job search process, including setting a career objective, résumé writing, interview techniques, networking and salary negotiations. The workshop also includes comprehensive federal benefits and disability briefings provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.Workbooks are provided with handout material. Workshop attendance is advised before beginning serious résumé preparation. Additionally, the ACAP staff offers seminars on all aspects of the job search process. These services are open to transitioning military personnel, their adult Family members and eligible Civilian employees.
For more information about ACAP services or to make an appointment, call 404-464-2144 or visit http://www.acapexpress.army.mil.
Army Community Service
Army Community Service (ACS) offers real-life solutions for successful Army living. ACS equips people with the skills and education they need to face the challenges of military life today and tomorrow. Think of ACS when deploying, relocating, looking for employment, needing information or referrals, needing financial assistance and education, facing and working through a crisis or looking for Family assistance.ACS is located in Building 62 on Fort McPherson. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call the ACS staff at 404-464-4070, send a fax to 404-464-2979 or 404-464-4862 or visit http://www.mcpherson.army.mil/ACS.
The Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC), located in Building 514, is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. Its primary goal is to provide educational learning experiences and varied opportunities that promote the child's physical, social and intellectual growth. Children must have a current shot record and be between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years to receive care. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. The center is closed weekends and federal holidays. The CDC staff offers full-day care that promotes the fundamental needs and growth of each child. The pre-kindergarten program offers a planned curriculum with emphasis on preparedness for kindergarten. Hourly care is also provided to accommodate Families on a space-available basis. Reservations must be made in advance. Meals include breakfast, lunch and a snack supplement served daily according to USDA guidelines. For more information, visit the CDC or call 404-464-3945 or 404-464-2759.