Armed Forces Action Plan seeks quality-of-life issues
By Kathleen Moree
| Armed Forces Action Plan coordinator | Sept. 13, 2012
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
The newly renamed Armed Forces Action Plan is a standardized program designed to improve quality of life for service members and their families.
Since 1983, a total of 691 issues have entered the process, resulting in 128 legislative changes, 179 policy changes and 200 improved programs or services.
At Joint Base San Antonio, the former Army Family Action Plan has transformed into the Armed Forces Action Plan to reflect the members of all branches who make up the San Antonio community.
Representatives of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines are invited to participate and help improve the quality of life for all service members and their families.
AFAP creates an information loop between the global military family and leadership, and is a powerful tool. Information provided through the process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors and quality-of-life needs.
Of the thousands of issues submitted to AFAP conferences around the world, about 90 percent are retained at the local level to make changes to installation programs and services.
The JBSA AFAP Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13-16 at the Dodd Field Chapel, 3600 Dodd Blvd, Building 1721, on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. Issues are being collected now and need to be received by Oct. 19 to be included in this year's conference.
Each AFAP success story originated as an idea that someone decided to pursue.
If you have an idea on a policy item that could be changed or a quality-of-life service that could be improved upon for Joint Base San Antonio or a particular service in general, now is the time to let your voice be heard.
Issues can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 221-2705 or stop by Warfighter and Family Readiness at the Roadrunner Community Center at 3060 Stanley Road, Bldg. 2797.