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Handbook 10-02
October 2009

Agency Support

What agencies are available for our support at an IET assignment?

There are different programs spouses can take advantage of or take part in. Like other Army assignments, here are some programs with a brief description of their purpose that may help you in your IET assignment.

  • Army Community Service (ACS) - To assist Soldiers and Families in an IET environment to maintain readiness by coordinating and delivering comprehensive and responsive services that promote self-reliance, resiliency, and stability. You can visit for more information.

  • Army Family Team Building - One program that can assist Families in coping with Army life in the IET environment is Army Family Team Building (AFTB). AFTB provides training for a way of life that prepares everyone in America's Army to function at his or her highest level, in any situation, with minimal outside support. The training improves personal and Family preparedness, which enhances overall Army readiness.

    Strong Families are the pillar of support behind strong Soldiers. It is AFTB's mission to educate and train all of the Army in knowledge, skills, and behaviors designed to prepare our Army Families in IET to move successfully through their IET tour.

    **For more information about what AFTB visit

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  • Family Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (FMWR) - offers many activities monthly for Soldiers, Families, and the community. Serves the needs, interests, and responsibilities of each individual including those in IET with support and leisure services designed to enhance the quality of their lives for as long as they are associated with the Army, no matter where they are. FMWR pledges to meet the needs of Families in IET - active, Reserve, and Guard Soldiers, civilian employees, retirees, all respective Family members, and other eligible participants. serves as the website of choice for Army Families. It is sponsored by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) Family Programs Directorate whose mission is to maintain the readiness of individuals, Families and communities including those in IET by developing, coordinating, and delivering services which promote resiliency and stability during their tour.

  • Debt Management - Some IET cadre find themselves in financial hardship. Some come out of theater or from overseas with various incentive pays and must adjust to CONUS / IET living. Classes are offered through the Financial Readiness Program under ACS as well as AER loans. Some things to keep in mind about finances: watch spending, make a budget, take advantage of counseling programs, and try saving special duty pay.

  • Medical/Dental - Healthcare facilities are structured to support IET Soldiers on the large IET posts who require care. Expect IET Soldiers to be prioritized when visiting these facilities.


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