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AFAP delegates needed: this is your forum, this is your voice

By Kali Seydo | JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness | Aug. 28, 2018


Are you looking to take action and help create a better tomorrow for our entire military community? You can do so by becoming an Armed Forces Action Plan, or AFAP, delegate.


Throughout the year, comments and suggestions identifying quality-of-life issues affecting the military community are collected and consolidated for the AFAP Forum, scheduled for Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.


Volunteer delegates are needed to review and prioritize submissions ranging from military health, force support, family support and teen topics.


Delegates collaborate to identify their top two critical issues, work to find a recommended solution and provide feedback directly to senior leadership at JBSA. Issues that cannot be resolved at the local level are then elevated to the next level.


This is an opportunity to be heard and make a difference not just in the JBSA community, but in the military community as a whole.


“Delegates are the only people who can provide input on those prioritized issues; it’s for the community, by the community,” said Yazmine Gutierrez, Military & Family Readiness AFAP Program Manager. “The AFAP program is in search of people from the community who want to speak on behalf of the community.”


All military members, retirees, spouses, teens, Gold Star Family members, other military-affiliated individuals, and Department of Defense civilian employees interested in becoming a delegate for this year’s forum must submit an application by Sept. 14. Delegates are selected evenly from all branches of service to represent their segment of the military community.


Applications to become an AFAP delegate are available at http://www.jbsa.mil/Resources/Military-Family-Readiness/Armed-Forces-Action-Plan, and must be submitted to usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.502-fss-volunteer@mail.mil. All DOD ID cardholders, 16 years and older, regardless of branch, rank or status may apply.


AFAP delegates earn volunteer hours, but more importantly, they have the potential to make a lasting impact on wellness issues across the entire department of defense.


For more information, call 210-221-2705.