Soldier and Family
Assistance Center (SFAC)
The SFAC is a one-stop
center with a team of professionals that
provide tailored services for wounded, ill,
and injured Soldiers assigned to the Warrior
Transition Unit and their Families.
We serve Warriors in
Transition and their Family Member with
compassion and by fostering dignity and
independence, while assisting Warriors in
their transition either back to duty or to
service as a vital member of the community.
Provide assistance and service to
Warriors and DOD Civilians assigned to the
Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) and their
Families through assessment and identification
of resources/services designed to address
complex needs with compassion and respect.
Services for non-WTU Warriors and Families
can be accommodated on a space available
The Fort Huachuca ACS Soldier and
focus is to empower clients through delivery
of information and resources which compliment
the Warriorís mission to heal, return to
duty, or seamlessly transition
Location: Murr Community Center
Building 51301, Fort Huachuca, Arizona 85613
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday,
7:30a.m. - 4.00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
AFTER HOURS Call (254) 368-5370
- Information and Referral Assistance
- Financial Counseling and Assistance
- Substance Abuse Information and Referral
- Military Personnel In/Out Processing
- Education Counseling
- Child, Youth, and School Services
- Entitlements and Benefits
- Military Personnel Services
- Veterans Benefits and Entitlements
- Local, state, and federal program
- Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)
- Recovery Employment Assistance Lifelines
- Army Career Alumni Program (ACAP)
- Pastoral Counseling
- Donations Management
- Traumatic Serviceman's Group Life
- Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
- Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)
Our assistance is not
limited to the services listed above. We serve
as clearing house and referral source for a
variety of information and services that can
be of significant benefit to WTs and their
Soldiers and Family Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Overseas DSN: 312-328-0002
Stateside DSN: 328-0002
This hotline offers wounded and injured Soldiers and Family Members
a way to seek help to resolve medical issues
and to provide an information channel of
Soldier medically related issues directly to
senior Army leadership so they can improve how
Army serves the medical needs of our Soldiers
and their Families.
For Service members and their
families toll-free (800) 342-9647 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to request support
Contact ACS SFAC at
533-5334/3553 to set an
individual appointment or
reserve a seat for the
Bring all MEB
Forms/Documents received, medical records, and
for all interested persons on Ft. Huachuca. SFAC Conference Room,
are some helpful websites to assist you in
transition planning or provide general
| National Guard
||Click on your state to find information
concerning Family Assistance Centers to assist
in identifying resources.
Related Special Compensation:
||Combat-Related Special Compensation
provides tax-free monthly payments to eligible
retired veterans with combat-related injuries.
can help to restore some or all of the VA
Disability Compensation offset of Army retired
pay if the injury is combat-related. You must
retire for length of service or be medically
retired from the army and be in receipt of
your VA Rating Decision to apply.
At the home page click on ambassadors
to find someone in your state that can assist
you with filing for this benefit. You can also
check with the SFAC staff prior to your
departure or your Veteranís Service
Organization through which you filed your VA
Claim for referral assistance.
Service members' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI)
helps severely injured Soldiers through their
time of need with a one-time payment. The
amount varies depending on the injury,
but it could be the difference that allows
their family to be with them during recovery;
helps them with unforeseen expenses; or gives
them a financial head start on life after
is an insurance program. It is bundled with Service
members' Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
and an additional $1 has been added to the
Soldier's SGLI premium to cover TSGLI.
TSGLI is not meant to serve as an ongoing
income replacement like some types of
insurance-it's there to help the Soldier
through the tough times that occur as the
result of a traumatic injury.
Soldiers who incurred a qualifying traumatic
injury may be eligible for TSGLI benefits. For
more specific eligibility requirements,
including information on retroactive
the eligibility section.
|| Used by soldiers in a CBWTU for
transition assistance. This site provides
Information on SFAC functions and links to all
active SFAC websites by installation.
Social Security/VA Sites:
|Social Security Benefits for Wounded
Military service members can receive
expedited processing of disability claims from
Social Security. Benefits available through
Social Security are different than those from
of Veterans Affairs and require a separate
The expedited process is used for
military service members who become disabled
while on active military service on or after
October 1, 2001, regardless of where the
|VA Returning Service Member Site:
||Great source of information concerning
VA Benefits available and other links to VA
Services to include
for PTSD. You can also select ĎLocationsí from the menu bar to
find all VA Facilities by state.
OEF/OIF Information: http://www.phoenix.va.gov/services/returning_veterans.asp
OEF/OIF Information :http://www.prescott.va.gov/services/returning_veterans.asp
OEF/OIF Information: http://www.tucson.va.gov/oefoif/index.asp
|VA Vocational Rehabilitation:
to assist disabled veterans with a variety of
services dependent on if the veteran can
return to work or is permanently disabled.
WTU Soldiers can apply for this program
while still on active duty so meet with your
SFAC staff for more details.
||Vet Centers provide readjustment
counseling and outreach services to all
combat veterans and those veterans who have
experienced military sexual trauma. Vet
Centers also offer services for their family
members for military related issues and will
work with soldiers on transition leave.
Veterans have earned these benefits through
their service and all are provided at no cost
to the veteran or family. Go to
locate the VA Vet Center closest to your home.
for VA Benefits Online:
||Soldiers can apply for the following VA
benefits: Service Disabled Veterans Insurance,
Education (Form 22-5495), and Health (10-10EZ
SFAC can assist you at any time.
||A collaboration between DoD and VA to
provide an online resource for tools and
benefits-related information for Wounded
Warriors, Veterans, Active Duty Service
members, their families, and those who care
PTSD and TBI Information:
|Defense Centers of Excellence for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain
||DCoE): DCoE assesses,
validates, oversees and facilitates
prevention, resilience, identification,
treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and
reintegration programs for psychological
health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to
ensure the Department of Defense meets the
needs of the nation's military communities,
warriors and families.
||Useful information concerning Traumatic
Brain Injury [TBI] treatment and education.
|| This site provides helpful
information for care providers, soldiers, and
families concerning aspects of PTSD.
Management [Building Better Caregivers]:
pilot program between the VA and
to test an on-line program for caregivers of
warriors with TBI, PTSD, or dementia.
Coming Home Project
|| is a non-profit
organization devoted to providing
compassionate care, support and stress
management tools for
veterans, their families, and their service
providers. Services are free and confidential.
is to support our nations wounded heroes and
their families with personal and financial
||Provides emergency assistance and moral
to soldiers and their families. A non-profit
organization which provides: Food Assistance,
Moving Assistance, Housing Program, and
|| To provide education and
resources to our war wounded caregivers,
military spouses, transitioning veterans and
veterans. To increase awareness of the
long term needs of these families and support
the caregiver and military spouse as they
re-enter the civilian sector.
tangible support to children of deployed
National Guard and Reserve personnel as well
as to children of severely injured service
members through grants for enrichment
activities and tutoring. Such activities help
these children cope with the stress of having
a parent in a war zone or recovering from
injury at home.
||An online partnership of "shared
care" providing information on, and
access to, services and resources for wounded,
ill and injured Service Members and Veterans,
their families and families of the fallen, and
those who support them from recovery and
rehabilitation to community reintegration.
| Resources for Family Caregivers:
|| An AARP Article with numerous links
concerning private organizations
Veterans Service Organizations [VSOís]
of Veterans Service Organizations:
to search for national/state veterans
organizations to assist you in filing VA
SFAC can set you up with local representatives
to serve as an advocate between you and the VA
to assist with navigating your benefits,
understanding VA Correspondence, claim reviews
and many other services.
|State Directors Of Veterans Affairs
||This site connects you with contacts
for state organizations.
||The mission of the Wounded Warrior
Project is to honor and empower wounded
warriors. The purpose of the organization
raise awareness and enlist the publicís aid
for the needs of severely injured service men
help severely injured service members aid and
assist each other.
provide unique, direct programs and services
to meet the needs of severely injured service members.
Transition Employment and Career
||Want to start a business?
This site provides in-depth
information. You can also be linked to local
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
nationwide for assistance.
||There is a SBDC locally at Cochise
find SBDCís in AZ go to: http://www.azsbdc.net/Default.aspx
TRICARE Regions Sites: