By Paul D. Prince, U.S. Army Forces Command Public AffairsMarch 16, 2010
FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (March 15, 2010) -- Well-Being officials at U.S. Army Forces Command G-1 are now accelerating their preparation for the command's 2010 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference scheduled for March 23-26, in Atlanta, Ga.
The AFAP process is the principal Army program Army leaders use to enhance the quality of life for Soldiers and their family members.
About 56 delegates from FORSCOM installations nationwide are scheduled to attend the conference. They will prioritize the command's top 10 quality-of-life issues and request they be entered into the AFAP process for resolution. These individuals are selected to reflect the total FORSCOM community - Active and Reserve component Soldiers of various ranks and marital statuses, military and civilian leaders, family members, military retirees and Department of the Army civilians.
"The Army Family Action Plan has been a part of the Army for more than 25 years, and it is an extremely effective way for every voice in the Army family to be heard," said FORSCOM G-1 Brig. Gen. Eric Porter. "Through the AFAP process, anyone is welcome to submit issues and make recommendations for resolution."
During the conference, delegates will be organized into five workgroups. Each working group will review about 14 of 72 quality-of-life issues identified during installation AFAP conferences. After the workgroup sessions end March 25, delegates will brief Gen. Charles C. Campbell, FORSCOM's commanding general, about the top 10 prioritized issues and make recommendations for resolution.
Of the 10 prioritized issues identified by the delegates, those that can be resolved within the command will be staffed by FORSCOM personnel. However, issues requiring senior Army-level approval are forwarded to the Department of the Army for review during its AFAP conference.
Also during the conference, FORSCOM G1 officials will provide a status update to the delegates about previously identified quality-of-life issues and then they facilitate the command-level process for the prioritization of the current issues.
Those interested in following coverage of the AFAP conference, may do so online at:
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For more information, about the Army Family Action Plan process, contact your local AFAP program manger through your installation Army Community Service program.