The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is the Army’s process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Active and Reserve Component Soldiers, Retirees, Department of Army Civilians and Families to senior leaders for action. This process provides Army leadership with information on their community’s satisfactions and challenges. Army leadership ensures issues are prioritized for their attention and reviewed and worked to resolution. Results are communicated back to submitters. Since its conception, issues submitted through the Army AFAP process have resulted in policy and regulatory changes, legislative changes and improvements to programs and services.
Issue submission, and command review and resolution, begins at the lowest level. Approximately 90 percent of issues are resolved at the local commander level; remaining 10 percent are elevated outside of local command for senior Army level resolution.
AFAP provides the Total Army Voice in shaping their standards of living and identifying issues related to the current environment. Leaders trust and support the AFAP Process it provides real-time information that enables commanders to respond more rapidly to resolve problems, implement good ideas and guides policy formation.
- Transferability of Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits to dependents.
- Family Care provider access to installations.
- Paternity leave for soldiers.
- Creation of Family Readiness Groups, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) and Army Family Team Building (AFTB) program.
- Availability of Authorized Tricare Providers.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) rehabilitation program.
- In-State college Tuition.
- Audio/Visual Surveillance in childcare centers.
- Federal Employment Military Spouse Preference.
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