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Edition: Wed, August 13, 2008
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"If the Army makes a decision in technology, and then it does not
appear as promising as we had originally thought, it is more beneficial to use that information as a map -- a path not to go down. We find out what is wrong and that helps us find out what is right."

-Lt. Col. William Utroska, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

Army displays 100 technologies at end of 4-month test

TODAY'S FOCUS

Army Family Action Plan

What is it?

The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is a program that seeks input for the most significant issues that affect the quality of life of Soldiers, Army families, retirees and Department of the Army civilians.

What has Army done?

To date, AFAP results include 102 legislative changes, 152 Army and Office of the Secretary of Defense policy changes and 168 changes to programs and services. Approximately 61 percent of AFAP issues are applicable across the Department of Defense. Ninety percent of AFAP issues are worked at local levels to improve local Army communities.

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Information Papers with 2008 Army Posture Statement

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

- Information Papers with " 2008 Army Posture Statement"

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

Bloggers Roundtable

Soldiers working with Afghan farmers to grow wheat

National Guard, British soldiers aid Afghans

CALENDAR

Aug. 8 - 24, 2008: XXIX Olympic Games: Beijing 2008: U.S Army Olympian Web site

Aug. 16, 2008: 25th Anniversary of Army Family Action Plan

SOCIAL NETWORKING

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

OF INTEREST

WORLD VIEW

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS