GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — What would you say to the Army’s top brass? Would you suggest improvements to your quality of life? What’s your take on the new uniform? Perhaps you have suggestions on policies or regulations to better the average Soldier or family.
The Army Family Action Plan gives each of us a chance to do just that — speak to the top leaders of the Army.
AFAP is a grass-roots movement to provide a “people’s perspective” to top brass officials. This is your way to address the demands of Army life by identifying quality of life “hot spots” and effect change.
When you submit an issue, it’s either resolved at the garrison level or forwarded up the chain of command. In some instances, issues go all the way to the top of the Army.
Since the Army began AFAP in 1983, there have been 128 changes to laws, 186 Army wide policy changes and 208 overall improvements.
So what is an issue? And how do you submit an issue?
An AFAP issue is anything that affects the readiness and quality of life of our Soldiers or families. You can submit issues year round. But the deadline for issues collected and analyzed for calendar year 2015 is Oct. 31, 2015.
Submitting an issue is easy. There are two methods.
Method 1: Submit Online
Method 1: Submit in Person