Army Community Service
Army Community Service offers many programs and services that are designed to equip service members, DOD civilians and families with the skills, knowledge and support they need to face the challenges of military life. Whether you change duty stations, deploy, manage the family during deployment or face a new situation, ACS has a program to help you and your family adjust.
ACS programs and services include Army Family Team Building; career guidance; deployment and mobilization assistance; the Exceptional Family Member Program; financial readiness and assistance; information and referral; relocation readiness; survivor outreach; violence prevention and education; and volunteering opportunities. For more information on ACS programs at Fort McCoy, visit https://mccoy.armymwr.com/programs/army-community-service.
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program
The BOSS program represents the voice of the single service member. If you’re a single service member, BOSS members advocate for you by advancing quality of life issues on the installation, and in the barracks, to senior leaders on post and throughout the Army. The BOSS program is based on three program pillars: quality of life, community service, and recreation and leisure.
BOSS membership and the program’s available leadership and project management roles enhance promotion packets. Learn more about BOSS and how to become a member at https://mccoy.armymwr.com/programs/boss.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical and personnel services to families with special needs. Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a family member with a physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process. For more information, visit https://mccoy.armymwr.com/programs/exceptional-family-member-program.
Family Readiness Groups
Family Readiness Groups are organized to provide mutual support for a unit’s family members. Groups serve as a family support system during deployment, but they operate during periods of normal operations as well. The Army FRG website is a secure site only available to soldiers, Army civilians and their family members. The website provides family members with a valuable tool to access documents, view photos and videos, participate in forums and gain important information about the Army unit that their service member belongs to 24/7 from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.armyfrg.org.
If you’ve arrived at Fort McCoy and have official orders or a military ID or civilian common access card or ID card, there’s no need to worry if you are without your household goods. Fort McCoy’s ACS Lending Closet has a multitude of household items eligible patrons can borrow for up to 30 days. Items include tables, chairs, air mattresses, vacuum cleaners, irons, ironing boards, dish packs, toasters, blenders, microwaves, slow cookers and other cooking items, as well as high chairs and pack ’n’ plays. For more information, call 608-388-3505 or visit www.mccoy.army.mil/ReadingRoom/Newspaper/AreaGuide/lending_closet.html.