By Katie L. Glover with USAG Bavaria Army Community Service
VILSECK, Germany — On July 24, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Army Community Service (ACS), observes its 55th birthday by celebrating volunteer service in the community.
ACS is providing birthday refreshments, including cupcakes and ice cream, community resource materials and tokens of appreciation to members of the community. The event is open to all DOD ID card holders, and takes place at the gazebo in front of the Rose Barracks’ ACS from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day.
“For nearly 55 years, ACS continues to support Soldiers and families, and we couldn’t accomplish what we do without the support of hardworking and resilient family members,” said USAG Bavaria ACS Chief Mark Moll. “Just like 55 years ago, ACS thrives with the support of volunteers, so it’s fitting that we focus on volunteers as we celebrate this milestone.”
ACS serves as a resource to improve family readiness by offering a variety of programs, including programs to support exceptional family members, soldiers and families wanting to improve financial readiness, spouse employment, relocation needs, and additional unit programs.
“Our team at ACS is here to support families prior to their arrival in Bavaria until the day they leave,” said Jonelle Boye, a program specialist at ACS. “We provide this support through sponsorship, lending closet, classes, loans, advocacy and referral services.”
USAG Bavaria’s Army Community Service provides family advocacy, volunteer, relocation, deployment, employment and financial support services to soldiers, DA civilians, and families through their offices in Rose Barracks, Tower Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch. Learn more by following ACS on Facebook.