Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed


Family Resilience Center
250 Club Road, West Fort Bliss

+1 (915)569-5500

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Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is an educational program which provides training to prepare everyone in America's Army to function at the highest level in any given situation. This training was last updated in 2013 and improves personal/family resilience and preparedness, enhancing overall Army readiness. Army Family Team Building offers FREE educational training for Soldiers, Family members and civilians. Classes are open to all, including non-DOD ID card holders. Join us to learn about community resources, military terms, benefits, leadership skills and more. Army Family Team Building welcomes volunteer instructors.

Child care vouchers may be available. Children must be registered for hourly care with Parent Central - parents will make their own child care reservations. All class dates are subject to change.

For more information, please call (915) 569-5500.

Army Family Team Building has something for you...

Living in a military culture can be as challenging as it is rewarding. AFTB will help you get more comfortable in your military environment by learning the military lingo, developing realistic expectations, learning about your benefits and how to access services available to you as a member of the Army Family. Army Family Team Building can help you learn everything you need to know about the Army. This program gives you the oppurtunity to meet others you can relate to and those who know exactly how you feel. AFTB will help you develop a comfort zone with your surroundings, but YOU have to take the first step!

"LEARN" Army:

Transitioning into the Army lifestyle is an important step and we all enter with some concerns.

  • Can I adjust to this new environment?
  • Is the Army culture really different from civilian life?

  • How will my life change and how will I adjust?

  • Will I meet others who feel like I do?

  • Where can I find the resources and services that I need?


"GROW" Personal Skills:

Personal growth happens throughout your life. As a member of the Army family, you can:

  • Continue to develop your personal skills

  • Manage the stress of deployment and your personal time

  • Learn to make better decisions

  • Learn to communicate better

  • Learn how to get out into the community and get involved


"LEAD" Others:

Did you know that you lead others every day without even being aware of it? Have you ever wondered how to:

  • Develop the positive attributes you see in people you admire

  • Effectively lead a group and motivate project teams

  • Find out what makes you tick and operate the way you do

  • Identify your strengths and areas needing improvement

  • Share your experiences

  • Continue to grow professionally

AFTB Courses

Military Knowledge

A two-day training that allows participants to learn about military life and how to maneuver through daily challenges by discovering how to decipher acronyms, utilize community resources, acquire personal resiliency concepts and understand the goal and impact of the mission.


Personal Growth and Resiliency

A two-day training that allows participants to learn more about themselves as they will explore effective skills and develop communication strategies for their personal and professional lives and differentiate personality traits to discover effective ways to interact with co-workers, friends and family and learners will be able to define resiliency during crisis and grief and more .


Leadership Development

A two-day trainer where participants will analyze the behaviors associated with Maslows Hierarchy of Needs and identify motivational strategies to help fulfill those needs. The learner will also evaluate the importance of group needs and create a personal action plan to meet both individual and group needs. The learner will also identify their innate leadership approach and examine the alternative styles of others in order to incorporate various approaches into their personal and professional lives.


Spouse Leadership Development Course

A two-day seminar specifically designed for spouse who will assume, or have already assumed the role of a Senior Company Spouse as the spouse of First Sergeant or Company Commander. Attendees will gain leadership tools that are needed to support the Company and their Families.



I Married a Soldier... Now What?!

Military Life: What does it mean, Army Community Service overview, Intro to Military and Civilian Resources and Military Preparedness.


To be, or NOT be... A Great Leader

Effective Conflict Management, Examining your leadership style, leadership understanding needs and supporting others through coaching and mentoring


Concept Blocks:


Don’t Drop the Ball: 

The 3 hour concept block will teach you how to function at a Military social event. We will offering classes such as; Customs, Courtesies, Ceremonies & Traditions, Military Social Functions, Receiving lines, and much more.

 Lead the Way:

The 3 hour concept block will enhance your skills on being a great leader. We will be offering classes such as; Resolving Conflict, Effective Communication for leaders, Establishing Team Dynamics, and much more.

Got Lemons? Make Lemonade!

 The 3 hour concept block will teach you how to cope with challenging situations, reduce stress, and bounce back from difficulties. We will be offering classes such as; Learn to communicate, Effective Conflict Management, Problem Solving Strategies, Winning at Time Management, and much more

Your Attitude is showing:

The 3 hour concept block will teach how to enhance your self-development. We will be offering classes such as; Time to Serve: The Volunteer Experience, Heading Toward Leadership, Exploring Personal Relationships, and much more

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