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Relocation Readiness

About

Moving is a part of life for Soldiers, civilian government employees and their Families. The Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program is here to help with a comprehensive support system, whether it’s your first move or the last of many. We have all kinds of information and resources to help you and your family navigate your next military move.

Your first stop should be your local Army Community Service Family center to meet with the Relocation Readiness Program to get you started.

Services Offered

Lending Closet:
The lending closet is stocked with basic household items to use before your household goods arrive or after you have packed out for your new assignment. Items may be borrowed for 30 days. Please provide your ID card and a copy of your PCS orders. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m

Fort Bliss Bus Tour:
Fort Bliss is a massive installation with a lot of ground to cover from East to West Bliss. Come learn more about East and West Bliss with our monthly bus tour.

El Paso Driving Tour

This tour will take you beyond the gates of Fort Bliss and highlights the interesting sites of El Paso. We will show you where the City Zoo, Museums, Wyler Tramway and many other sites are located with stops on the east and west side of town! Learn more about our host city on the last Saturday of every other month from 10am-4pm. Space is limited. Contact ACS for details 915-569-4227

English as a Second Language / Spanish Classes:
ACS offers English as a Second Language and Spanish classes on a rotating basis. Anyone interested in ESL/Spanish classes should call 915-569-4227. These classes are free and limited to a maximum of 20 students.

Smooth Moves:
Relocating isn’t easy! Relocating overseas is even harder. Our experienced staff is ready to assist you with your overseas move by providing you some firsthand knowledge of the overseas experience to ensure a smooth transition for you and your family!

Total Army Sponsorship Program:
The Army Community Service Relocation Assistance Program offers trainings to units on how to effectively run your sponsorship program. Units can request trainings by registering below under the Classes (Online Registration) Tab.

People Encouraging People (P.E.P.):
Join us for this AMAZING newcomer's orientation for adult family members. During a fun filled three day orientation, you'll learn about the services available to you at ACS and other community agencies and get a tour of Fort Bliss and El Paso. It's a great way to learn your way around, meet others new to the installation, and become one HOTT PEPper!

Hearts Apart

Is your spouse deployed or TDY for longer than 60 days? Being separated from your spouse is not easy. Join the Fort Bliss Hearts Apart Empowerment Group as a way to connect with other families and conquer deployment.  We meet monthly for fun events - some kid-friendly, some kid-free.  We provide resources to help cope with the separation and maintain your long distance relationship.  Joining is FREE and most events are free!
Download your application here.

HomeFront Packets & Relocation Counseling

Are you PCSing to a new installation and want to learn more about your gaining installation? We can provide you with automated HomeFront Packets on any military installation worldwide! If desired, we will also be more than happy to provide you with a one on one relocation counseling!

Tourist Passport Processing

Traveling abroad? Need a passport? The Relocation Assistance Program is pleased to host quarterly passport processing dates at Army Community Service courtesy of our local passport office. Please check http://travel.state.gov/passport/ for information on fees and forms.

Bienvenidos a Bliss Relocation Fair

 Thank you for your interest in the 17th Annual Bienvenidos a Bliss Relocation Fair hosted by Army Community Service’s Relocation Readiness Program at The Centennial Club on August 04, 2022, from 1300-1600. Each year with the fair, we strive to provide our Fort Bliss community with up to date information on both Fort Bliss and El Paso agencies.

Your participation ensures a successful fair year after year!

Please fill out the below information so that the Relocation Readiness Program can recognize your organization for your contribution to the fair. Please understand that your request for registration is not guaranteed and you will need to receive a confirmation email.  If you are not a NON PROFIT and cannot provide a 501c3 form upon registration, please do not fill out this form and reach out to our sponsorship office @ (915) 568 6078/ marlo.j.brestar.naf@army.mil to discuss paid opportunities for your organization to attend this event.

By filling this application, your organization agrees to and understands the terms of agreement for participation in the Bienvenidos a Bliss Relocation Fair as listed below. Corporate Sponsors are not required to sign this section as they have a separate contract with DFMWR Sponsorship and this sheet will be used solely for informational purposes. Non-Profit Organizations MUST provide Form 501-C3 at time of registration.

Set Up & Break Down: Set up must be completed by 1100 August 04, 2022, in time for the safety inspection. Specific set up times will be released by email as we draw closer to the event. If you are an agency that requires use of an electrical outlet, you MUST BE PRESENT during the safety inspection. Lunch is on your own after the safety inspection and everyone must return to their table by 1245.

Please do not breakdown your display table until 1600.  Agencies who break down prior to 1600 risk being able to attend future events.

Should you have balloons at your table; no red balloons are authorized for use and no helium tanks are permitted on your table.

Should you hand out candies, please be aware that no candies with peanuts or peanut butter will be allowed.

Please do not remove any decorations provided by the Relocation Assistance Program such as piñatas, tablecloths, and serapes.

Other than corporate sponsors, table locations are not assigned. Upon checking in, you will be able to select a location from the remaining available tables.  

Organizations not affiliated with Fort Bliss can obtain a one-year recreational pass after passing a criminal history background check at the Buffalo Soldier Visitor Control Center. More information is available online at https://home.army.mil/bliss/index.php/about/Garrison/DES/gate-information

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Classes (Register Online)

Spanish/English Class registration for the January 9 - March 10, 2023 session is now open. 

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Total Army Sponsorship Program

The Army Community Service Relocation Assistance Program offers trainings to units on how to effectively run your sponsorship program. Units can request trainings by registering here.

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Army Community Service has gone VIRTUAL!

Army Community Service has gone VIRTUAL!

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Anger Management Workshop

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Jan 31 1 pm - 3 pm
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Couples Communication & PREP (Pre-marital, Relationship Education Program)

Feb 1 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Feb 1 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Stress Management

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Stress Management

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AFTB: Military Knowledge

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Scream Free Parenting - School Age & S.T.E.P. (Systematic for Effective Parenting)

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SFRG Volunteer Leader Training

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ACS Hiring Fair

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Feb 9 9 am - 1 pm
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AFTB: Personal Growth & Development

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AFTB: Personal Growth & Development

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Federal Résumé Writing Class

Feb 15 9 am - 12 pm

SFRG Key Contact Training

Feb 15 9 am - 11 am
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AFTB: Formal Functions Made Easy

Feb 15 1 pm - 4 pm
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AFTB: Formal Functions Made Easy

Feb 15 1 pm - 4 pm
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SFRG Fund Custodian Training

Feb 15 1 pm - 3 pm
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Care Team

FRC's Care Team Training

Feb 16 9 am - 12 pm
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Command Family Readiness Representative

Feb 22 9 am - 3 pm

AFTB: Leadership Development

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Feb 23 9 am - 12 pm
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Run for the Fallen 5K & 1 Mile Walk

Feb 25 8:30 am
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AFTB: Military Knowledge

Welcome To Fort Bliss!

Mar 1 9 am - 12 pm