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What is AFAP?
The AFAP (Army Family Action Plan) is a grassroots level process that identifies issues of concern for the GLOBAL Army. AFAP is a program that gives everyone in the Army Family the opportunity to influence his/her own quality of life and standard of living.
How is AFAP Accomplished?
Fort Rucker hosts an annual AFAP conference that brings together representatives of the TOTAL ARMY FAMILY. These representatives, serving as conference delegates, evaluate, prioritize and make recommendations on issues that affect our quality of life at Fort Rucker and throughout the Army. Issues are also accepted by the AFAP Program Manager year round.
What qualifies as an AFAP issue?
Issues that affect everyone at Fort Rucker or the Global Army are good AFAP issues. The focus should be on improving facilities, changing policy or regulation–issues that make things better for everyone. Issues may be on pay and allowance, readiness, retention and training, single Soldier issues, PCS moves, medical, dental, schools, childcare, AAFES, MWR activities, and volunteers.
What is not an AFAP issue?
Issues should focus on improving the quality of life for everyone and should not be an individual’s “Pet Rock”. Individual having problems with a facility or particular organization should report those issues directly to the commander or manager of that facility. Another option for individual issues is to go online http://ice.disa.mil/ to make a customer comment about any military installation and their services.
- Commissary Bagger Employment Opportunities for Youth
- CYSS Special Needs Staffing and Training
- Customer Handicap Parking at Building 5700
- Electrical Billing in Fort Rucker Housing
- Pest Control in Fort Rucker Housing
- Length of Time to Receive VA Disability Rating
- Communication Breakdown in Information of Medical Policies
- Eligibility for Youth Services Membership
- Teen Center Food Services
- Safety Hazard on Division Road
Work In-progress Issue
Fort Rucker issue #255 – Investment of Service Members’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Death Gratuity Funds for Survivors – was sent by the Garrison Commander to be included in the TRADOC AFAP conference held in May 2011. This issue was prioritized and selected by the TRADOC Commander and sent to the HQDA AFAP conference where it was prioritized and voted as the number one issue.
For additional information or if you would like to be an AFAP volunteer, please contact the AFAP Program Manager at 334-255-2382.