Issues, delegates needed for 28th Annual USAG-HI AFAP Conference
August 17, 2011
- AFAP issues needed by Sept. 20
- Delegates of all ranks, civilians, retirees, survivors needed, too, by Sept. 20
- Teen AFAP will be held Oct. 15
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Community members can help improve their quality of life by submitting suggestions or becoming a delegate for the fiscal year 2012 U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 18-20, at Building 647, near the Sgt. Smith Theater, here.
The opening ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 18. The closing ceremony will be held in conjunction with a resigning ceremony of the Army Family Covenant, Oct. 20, at the Tropics Recreation Center, here.
Training will be provided for delegates and subject matter experts. Free child care and lunch will be provided for delegates and conference volunteers throughout the week.
AFAP is an Armywide program that helps improve quality of life issues.
Through AFAP, all members of the Army, including active, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers; family members; retirees; surviving spouses and Army civilians have a forum to voice concerns to Army leadership and make recommendations for change.
AFAP remains the pre-eminent means for commanders at all levels to seek solutions to the concerns of their communities.
AFAP was created in 1980 through focus groups but was fully developed with the first official AFAP Conference held July 1983. Its mission is to help Army leaders address the needs and concerns of the total Army family.
--USAG-HI AFAP Fiscal Year 2012
Submit AFAP issues by Sept. 20 online at www.myarmyonesource.com or in person at the Army Community Service Center at either Building 2091, Kolekole Avenue, Schofield Barracks, or at the Fort Shafter Aloha Center, Building 330, Montgomery Avenue.
To become an AFAP delegate, call (808) 655-0705 before Sept. 20. Delegates from all ranks are being recruited. Delegates are Soldiers, family members, retirees, survivors and Army civilians.
The Youth Center will select delegates and issues for the Teen AFAP that will be held Oct. 15.