By U.S. ArmyMay 28, 2019
Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Family Medical Travel Screening (FMTS) is intended to standardize the overseas screening process so all families, regardless of branch of Service, can be screened at any Military Treatment Facility (MTF).
FMTS is a process to screen all family members of active duty and/or activated Service members who request government-sponsored travel to Outside of the Contiguous United States (OCONUS) locations (including Alaska and Hawaii) for potential travel concerns, which may include medical, educational, and/or dental needs, to ensure that the gaining location can meet their needs. The travel concerns are then coordinated between the losing and the gaining FMTS Office prior to executing final personnel actions to the OCONUS location. This screening may result in mandatory enrollment into the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) if the family member(s) meets the EFMP enrollment criteria.
All family members of active duty and/or activated Service members who request government sponsored travel to remote and/or OCONUS locations must be screened. FMTS will be completed within the 12 months prior to the Service member's report date to the projected duty location. The expected timeframe to complete the entire FMTS process is 60 days. Additional screening may be required if the Service member is selected for participation in the Defense Attaché Program. Screening should be initiated immediately once the Service member has been officially notified of an assignment to an OCONUS location.