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Army Community Service

Army Community Service invites you into a world of education, opportunity and discovery while offering programs and services that promote self-reliance, resilience and stability during war and peace.

Programs and services include readiness programs for employment, finances and relocation; family enrichment; information and referral; mobilization, deployment and support stability operations; new parent support; sexual harassment, assault reporting and prevention; the Soldier and Family Assistance Center; survivor outreach; and more.

For a full list of ACS programs at Rock Island Arsenal, visit

Exceptional Family Member Program

The Exceptional Family Member Program provides comprehensive support to family members with special needs. EFMP takes an all-inclusive approach to coordinate military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing and personnel services to help soldiers and their families with special needs.

Soldiers with family members who have special needs are required to register for EFMP and keep enrollment information current. This way, family needs will be considered during the OCONUS assignments process.

For information on Rock Island Arsenal’s EFMP program and contacts, visit

Family Readiness Groups

The goal of a Family Readiness Group is to establish a network that enables unit members to effectively gather and distribute information, resolve problems and maintain family mutual support. The FRG is a command-sponsored organization of volunteer family members, civilian employees, service members and other individuals associated with your unit. Unit FRGs provide official command information, connect families with needed assistance, and build unit morale and cohesion.

For more information on First Army’s FRG, visit


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