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NEWS | Oct. 12, 2012

Speak up, military members, families

By Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs

Military service members and families who want a Joint Base San Antonio quality-of-life issue addressed have an opportunity, through Oct. 19, to submit their concern for this year's JBSA Armed Forces Action Plan.

Their submissions will be the focus of the Armed Forces Action Plan Conference scheduled for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13-16 at the Dodd Field Chapel, Bldg. 1721, at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.

"The Armed Forces Action Plan is designed to make improvements to the lives of service members, families, retirees and Department of Defense civilians," Kathleen Moree, AFAP coordinator, said. "From the thousands of issues submitted to AFAP around the world, about 90 percent have been retained at the local level to have changes made to installation programs and services."

Since 1983, 691 issues have entered the process, resulting in 128 legislative changes, 179 policy changes and 200 improved programs and services.

"AFAP is a powerful tool that creates an informational loop between the global military family and its leadership" Moree said. "Information provided through the process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors and quality-of-life needs."

Originally known as the Army Family Action Plan, the now-Armed Forces Action Plan serves the members of all branches who make up the San Antonio community, and representatives of each branch are invited to participate in the process of enriching the quality of life for members of their community.

"Each AFAP success story originated as an idea someone decided to pursue," Moree said. "If anyone has an idea on a policy item that could be changed, a quality-of-life service that could be improved or any other particular service, now is the time to make it known and suggest a solution."

Issues can be submitted to For more information, call 221-2705 or stop by Warfighter & Family, Bldg. 2797, at Fort Sam Houston.

To submit issues, scan the QR code using a smart phone app, or go to