Army

August 9, 2012

It starts with ‘one’

By Felicia Leleu
Army Community Service, AFAP volunteer

AFAP is one of the Army’s most effective tools in managing change and improving the well-being of everyone who works for and supports the U.S. Army. AFAP encourages Soldiers, Families, retirees, survivors and Department of the Army civilians to assist commanders in identifying what is working, and what is not.

The AFAP process is simple. The Army community submits issues year round. Soldiers, Family members, retirees, survivors and DA civilians are recruited to become AFAP conference delegates. An installation-level conference is held annually, where delegates evaluate and prioritize issues, then these issues are presented to the senior leadership.

Next, they are submitted to the garrison commander AFAP steering committee. The committee develops a plan of action for issues that can be handled at the local level. Any issues requiring higher coordination are forwarded to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Conference for further consideration and to the Department of the Army if needed.

Some of the biggest success stories have been the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Service Members Civil Relief Act and Privatization of Family Housing.

The Army is the only branch of the armed forces that has this type of program, but yet the Army has the power to improve the quality of life for all of the armed forces. Each of these issues started with just one person with one issue. It really only takes “one!”

Get involved with Fort Huachuca’s installation AFAP and become a delegate or submit your issue.

For more information, contact ACS, 533.2330.

 

Single Parent Support Group meets

The Single Parent Support Group meets the Second Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Army Community Service. Bring lunch and be ready to network with other single parents. For more information, contact ACS, 533.2330.

 

Calendar of events

 
Brown Bag with Stephanie Orr  –  Today, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., ACS
 

AFTB Level I  –  Aug. 10,9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., ACS
 

Resilient Spouse Academy  –  Aug. 13 – 17, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., TMAC
 

Resumix  –  Aug. 14, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ACS
 

Single Parent Support Group  –  Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., ACS
 

Parent-Tot Playgroup  –  Aug. 15, 22, 29, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., SAC
 

EFMP Support Group  –  Aug. 15, 5 – 6 p.m., ACS
 

Baby Boot Camp  –  Aug. 21, 3 – 4 p.m., ACS
 

Sponsorship Training  –  Aug. 27, 9 – 11 p.m., ACS
 

AFTB Level II  –  Aug. 28 – 29, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., ACS
 

VMIS 101  –  Aug. 31, 9:30 –11:30 a.m., ACS




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