Army Family Action Plan gives community a voice

When service members, Defense Department civilians, retirees and their family members have a voice, and their leadership listens, significant change can occur. Let your voice be heard through the Army Family Action Plan | U.S. Army photo

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – When service members, Defense Department civilians, retirees and their family members have a voice, and their leadership listens, significant change can occur.

A shining example is the Army Family Action Plan, known as AFAP. AFAP is a vehicle for providing input from the people of the Army to Army leadership. It’s a process that lets Soldiers and their families know what’s working and what isn’t. Its alerts commanders and Army leaders to areas of concern that need their attention, and it gives them the opportunity to quickly put out plans toward resolving them.

AFAP is a year round process. Issues are constantly monitored and worked toward resolution. Issues that cannot be resolved at the local level are forwarded to HQDA to be reviewed during the General Officer Steering Committee.

Be part of the process

You can be part of this process by submitting your quality of life issues through the APG AFAP virtual symposium. To submit your issue online, visit the APG MWR website. Select the “Community Service” tab, select “Army Community Services.”.The online AFAP survey is located under Army Family Action Plan program description. To fill out an issue submission form manually, you can find issue submission boxes at Army Community Service, Corvias (Bldg. 2658) and at the Post Exchange.

Issues will be reviewed at our next Garrison Installation Steering Committee Meeting and followed up with an article on the status of the issues you submit.

For more information, please contact Sarah Polanco, AFAP Program Manager, 410-278-2464.

By Sarah Polanco, APG Army Community Service