Army Family Actions Plan
A year-round program directed to improve the quality of life for all members of the military community.
Army Spouses created AFAP in the late 1970’s as a grassroots idea to improve the standard of living for their Families. These Spouses realized that they would have to get organized to accomplish this. So, they identified problems, suggested ways to resolve these problems, and volunteered to fix them. This was the beginning of AFAP as we know it today. AFAP was officially adopted by the Department of the Army in July 1983 and was published in 1984.
How Does AFAP Work?
1. You Tell Us What You Think – Using submission forms found throughout the Fort Drum Community and on the Fort Drum website, submit your ideas, concerns, or suggestions.
2. AFAP Listens and Acts – Once an issue is received, it is reviewed by local volunteers, discussed at monthly forums, and submitted for action at the Fort Drum annual AFAP Conference.
3. Together We Find A Solution – Although some issues take time or are proven unattainable, every issue is reviewed, monitored, and tracked until a resolution is found. Most issues can be handled locally and are sent to the appropriate directorate for resolution. Those issues beyond the scope of FORSCOM may then be forwarded on to the Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) AFAP Conference.
To submit an issue online - click on the link below
Submit an Issue
Print this Downloadable Submission Form may be filled out and submitted to any of the submission boxes located throughout Fort Drum, dropped off at the ACS Bldg on Conway Road, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual AFAP Conferences
AFAP is most often recognized for the local level conferences held each year to seek input on critical issues that affect the well-being of the individuals on a specific installation.
The AFAP tries to resolve issues at a local level; however, if a resolution is unattainable at the local level and the issue has merit, it is forwarded on to the Forces Command level. If the issue is not resolved at that level, it is then forwarded onto the Headquarters, Department of the Army AFAP.
The AFAP process is made up of delegates from all over the installation, including but not limited to, Active Duty Military, Reservists, DA civilians, Family Members and Retirees. All their input and experience goes into working the issues and finding resolutions.
AFAP Gets Results
The results help to strengthen the readiness of the Army, make and change legislation and create policies and services from the ideas and suggestions created at the conference. Some examples of improved programs and services that have been implemented are Army Family Team Building, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers as well as the Thrift Savings Plan now available to soldiers.
Interested In Taking Part?
If you would like to become a part of this important process as a delegate, recorder or facilitator or you would just like to submit an issue or concern contact AFAP in the ACS Building, or email us at email@example.com
Facilitator, Recorder, Transcriber, Issue Support (FRTI) Training
Training is offered for Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) volunteers to provide information and procedures for the annual Army Family Action Plan Conference.
FRTI team roles are important to the flow of the AFAP conference and training is offered to enhance skills needed to perform tasks and guide delegates through the process, ending in solid recommendations to issues previously submitted for discussion.
Please call the AFAP office at 315 772-6710 to find out when the next conference is scheduled.
2011/2012 AFAP Issue Paper
2011 AFAP Issue Update Book
Army Family Action Plan
Army Community Service
Conway Road, Bldg. P-4330
The Hours of Operation for each facility are listed on the Directory page.