Community invited to share concerns during AFAP
December 5, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Army wants to know what you have to say. The Presidio of Monterey Garrison is hosting its annual Armed Forces Action Plan Conference at the Weckerling Center Jan. 26 and 27, and you're invited.
AFAP is the Army's grassroots effort in which members of the Army community (Soldiers, civilians, families and retirees) identify and elevate significant quality-of-life issues affecting the Army community to senior leaders for action.
A snapshot of issues from the 2010 Army-level conference:
•Provide a monthly stipend to ill/injured Soldiers for non-medical caregivers;
•Fund service dogs for wounded warriors;
•Standard level of security measures in barracks;
•Availability of 24/7 child care with Child, Youth and School Services delivery systems;
•Extended transitional survivor spouses' TRICARE medical coverage;
• Active-duty family members' prescription cost share inequitable;
•Compensatory time for Department of the Army civilians; and
•Standardization of privatized housing application process.
Conference organizers are seeking delegates to participate. They are seeking service members, family members, Department of Defense civilians and retirees.
Issues submitted to the conference will be evaluated and prioritized. Then the final issues determined by the delegates will be briefed to Presidio Garrison Commander Col. Joel J. Clark.
Additionally, global issues will be forwarded to installation headquarters.
This conference offers all community members the opportunity to provide output and influence change within the Presidio military community.
For details about the conference and links to the AFAP Issue Form and the Conference Registration Form, visit http://www.pom-acs.com/.
For more information contact AFAP Program Manager Jon Kegley at 831-242-7096.