By Jeremy Plumley
Stuttgart Army Community Service Coordinator
Relocating to a new duty location, whether it be stateside or in a foreign country, can seem like a daunting task. Army Community Service (ACS) is here to assist you and make your transition from one location to the next as simple as possible. ACS services are open all Active Duty Service Members and their families as well as DOD Civilians and contractors.
Relocation Readiness Program
Our Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) covers a variety of services to assist you during the relocation process, and will continue doing so even after arriving.
An important service provided by the Relocation Readiness Program is the Lending Closet which provides basic household goods for people who have either shipped their household goods to their next PCS location or for those who are waiting to receive their shipment at their new duty location. These goods include basic kitchenware such as; plates, glasses, silverware, pots, pans, etc. Appliances such as coffee pots, microwaves, toasters and irons are available as well. For families with young children there are strollers, high chairs, pack and plays and other items available to ensure no member of the family has to do without.
Family Advocacy Program in Europe (FAP-E)
The FAP-E outreach and prevention program is designed to strengthen and improve the quality of life for our military Families by increasing self-sufficiency, resiliency and community cohesion for active duty, Family members, civilians and retirees. Together with garrison and host nation agencies, FAP-E provides a multitude of programs and services designed to build individual and Family strengths as well as advocate for non-violent communities.
FAP-E professionals strive to create command and community awareness of the unique challenges associated with living in Europe, provide information on existing services to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence, and to develop specific educational programs for all active duty members, family members, civilians and retirees. Our services include seminars, workshops, and individualized intervention.
Click here to learn more about ACS services and programs. Check out some Frequently Asked Questions. Schedule an appointment to visit the ACS offices in Bldg. 2915, 2nd Floor, Panzer Kaserne, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m by calling DSN: 596-3362 or CIV. 09641-70-596-3362 or through the ACS online directory.
Army Community Service is committed to making the relocation process as smooth as possible for all personnel in Stuttgart!