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Army Family Action Plan

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The Army Family Action Plan is the mechanism for making positive changes to the way the Army operates programs, provides services and sets policies impacting the overall quality of life in the military.

Click here for the AFAP Submission Form

How does AFAP work?

AFAP delegates: The most powerful volunteers in the military

Army community members identify and submit issues with suggested recommendations that are important to their well-being and quality of life. 

Local installations host their annual AFAP conference, where roughly 90 percent of the issues are retained and worked there, resulting in many community improvements. 

Delegates provide creative, low-cost and high pay off solutions to the issues they consider most important.  

Issues that apply beyond the local level are forwarded to the mid-level conferences and then possibly the Department of the Army conference. 

Prioritized Issues are brought to resolution by a board of Army staff general officers and senior executive service representatives. They review the progress of AFAP issues on a semi-annual basis and make the final determination on the status of all issues.

For more information visit the Army One Source page.

Proof that AFAP works

Your voice is the Army's future

Local Issue Resolutions: 

  • Additional newcomers tours offered through the ACS Relocation Program
  • Housing playgrounds updated to meet both U.S. and host nation safety regulations
  • Dog exercise area
  • Additional crosswalk on Florida Strasse by sports field
  • 1st Termers Finance Class incorporated into the in-processing schedule 

Army-Wide Issue Resolutions:

  • Ninety Day Stabilization upon Redeployment
  • Military Savings Plan (Thrift Savings Plan) Implemented
  • Family Separation Allowance Increased from $75 to $250
  • BOSS (Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers)
  • www.tutor.com (free for military families)

Each success story originated as an idea that someone decided to pursue at the local level.

Getting involved

Want to be a part of the next AFAP Conference?

Applications are available by emailing ACS. Training is given for all positions within the AFAP Conference. 

Conference Positions:

  • Delegates: The backbone of the conference, these decision makers serve as representatives of the Army Family, while expressing ideas and recommending solutions for issues they identify as critical. Must work well with diverse groups and be a team player.
  • Facilitator: Serves as the neutral steward of the group. Directs the activity of the group to stimulate discussion while helping the group to reach consensus. Should be an optimist who works well with diverse groups.
  • Recorder/Transcriber: Captures basic ideas on paper in full view of the group.
  • Basically serves as the group memory. Must also remain  neutral while supporting the Facilitator and the administrative staff. Should possess good listening skills.
  • Issue Support: Helps the work group with ideas and suggestions for issue clarity. Armed with historical and current issue status, they ensure that the current workgroup issues are not being duplicated with previously submitted issues.

 

More Community Support

Virtual Credit, Debt Management and Major Purchases

Take a Touchpoint Training class to enhance your financial readiness

Jun 15 9 am - 10:30 am
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Virtual Budgeting for Baby: Financial Planning for New Parents

Take a Touchpoint Training class to enhance your financial readiness

Jun 15 10:30 am - 12 pm

Virtual: Ask the ACS Relocation Team

Jun 15 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Virtual: Ask the ACS Relocation Team

Jun 15 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Video and Telephone Counseling for Children and Youth

Help when it is needed

Video and Telephone Counseling for Children and Youth

Help when it is needed

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Virtual Host Nation Orientation

Take a virtual tour of Wiesbaden

Jun 15 1 pm - 4 pm
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Baby Boot Camp

ACS's New Parent Support Program is here to help

Jun 15 5 pm - 8 pm

MWR Go

Here's a look at Wiesbaden Family and MWR happenings this month

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Local Jobs Listing

Looking for employment? Here's a listing, courtesy of the Employment Readiness Program.

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Face-to-Face Spouse Orientation

Welcoming spouses to their home away from home

Jun 16 9 am - 1 pm

Fourth Trimester Support Group

Network with fellow new parents

Jun 16 10 am - 11 am
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Newborn Network

Network with fellow parents and get tips from the professionals

Jun 16 10 am - 11 am
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Spouse Sponsorship Training for Units, Agencies and Organizations

Help your unit better support all of its members

Jun 17 10 am - 11 am
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The Five Languages of Children

Learn how to better relate to your child

Jun 17 11 am - 12 pm

Host Nation Orientation

Get to know your new home in Germany

Jun 21 9 am - 12 pm
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Plan My Move

Plan My Move

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Traveling Teal Shoes

Highlighting Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention

Jun 21
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English as a Second Language Classes

Improve your communication skills

Jul 7 9 am - 12 pm
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MWR Food and Beverage Options

MWR offers a host of dining options -- choose from home delivery to pick-up

MWR Food and Beverage Options

MWR offers a host of dining options -- choose from home delivery to pick-up

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Host Nation Orientation

Get to know your new home in Germany

Jun 21 9 am - 12 pm

The Five Languages of Children

Learn how to better relate to your child

Jun 17 11 am - 12 pm
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