Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)
Soldier & Family Readiness Branch
How's Army Life Treating You?
Your Senior Leaders want to know. Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) provides the Army community a "voice" in shaping their standards of living and identifying issues related to the current environment. AFAP engages, all members of the Army, including Active, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers, Family members, retirees, Surviving Spouses, and Department of the Army Civilians to identify, prioritize and elevate quality of life issues to Army leadership and make recommendations for change.
An AFAP issue is any issue or concern that affects the readiness and well-being of Fort Hood or the Army. Some issues can be resolved locally, while some must advance to a higher command level for resolution. AFAP has been an effective Army program for over 30 years. Within that time, there have been over six hundred ninety two issues identified. AFAP has driven 128 legislative changes, 184 Army policy and regulatory changes and 208 improved programs and services.
Because of you and through AFAP, Significant accomplishments have been implemented to include the following:
- Developed first policy for the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS).
- Funded student travel (OCONUS) extended to age 23.
- Established Military Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
- Extended educational benefits for Survivors.
- In-State College Tuition for Military Spouses.
- Full Replacement Cost for Household Goods Shipment .
- Military Spouse Preference of PCSing Spouses, Spouse of 100% disabled Soldiers, or Surviving Spouses.
- Federal Hiring Process for Wounded Warriors.
2013 AFAP FOCUS FORUM TOP ISSUES
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Local installations are the grassroots level of AFAP, and it begins with you, your ideas, your recommendations, and most importantly, your voice!
Fort Hood reviews AFAP issues that have been submitted within the community annually. Issues are reviewed and prioritized by workgroups that are comprised of representation of America's Army in an atmosphere of education and decision-making.
Everyone is welcome to attend the “report out” session to Senior Leadership, as these issues may affect the quality of Army life for you, either here at “The Great Place” or Army-wide. After the top issues have been briefed to our Command staff, the issues are assigned action officers to work toward resolving the local issues. Command closely follows the status of these issues until the recommendation has been met and the issue can either be declared complete or deemed unattainable.
Anyone may submit an AFAP issue at anytime. Issues to be reviewed at the 2014 AFAP Conference must be submitted prior to the deadline of 30 September 2014. The process is quite simple. Look for issue boxes throughout the community, click the issue form link below or log on to www.myarmyonesource.com, select “Family Programs & Services”, click “Army Family Action Plan Issue Management System” and Submit New Issue.
Issues beyond the scope of Fort Hood are forwarded to Forces Command (FORSCOM), the next level of our major command. At FORSCOM these issues are reviewed and the top prioritized issues may be forwarded to the Department of the Army to be worked at that level.
Still not quite sure of what AFAP is about? Contact your local AFAP office and we will gladly come to your unit, training or classroom setting for an overview.
If you are interested in being a part of the AFAP process and making a difference in your community or Army-wide, contact your local AFAP Office.
Remember, each AFAP success story originated as an idea that someone decided to pursue.
For additional information contact: Fort Hood AFAP Office Lane Volunteer Center, Building 16005, corner of T.J. Mills Boulevard & Old Ironside Avenue (254) 287-AFAP (2327) Email: Click Here.
AFAP It’s how we’re changing the way the Army lives!