October AFAP provides road map for change
August 17, 2012
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Preparation continues for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's annual Army Family Action Plan conference, here, Oct. 29-Nov. 2.
USAG-HI is now looking to the community to provide issues for the upcoming conference. The issues submitted will be reviewed at the conference.
Delegates comprised of Soldiers, family members, survivors and Army civilians consider which issues will be briefed out to leadership at the close of the conference.
"AFAP gives you the perfect platform to promote positive changes within the Army community," said Arica Urena, a delegate at USAG-HI's 2011 conference. "Young military spouses often bring the most innovative ideas and are the future of our Army."
AFAP issues pinpoint quality of life concerns of Soldiers and families, providing local resolution to immediate issues. AFAP is an avenue to create change across the Army and, at times, the Department of Defense.
Issues generated through AFAP reflect Soldier and family concerns at all levels.
As the Army makes big changes over the next several months, your needs and those of your families need to be considered. Take the time to affect that change!
AFAP continues to improve standards of living, not just for Soldiers, but also for all military personnel and DOD employees. AFAP issues that have been resolved include the following:
•Wounded warriors advanced life support services on installations in the continental U.S.;
•Secure and accessible storage for Soldiers residing in the barracks;
•Temporary Lodging Expense authorized for first permanent change of station; and;
•Retiree access to retail and national mail order pharmacies.