Well, this week we have successfully conquered yet another AFAP conference in another region. When I say we…I mean this year it was an Isla Trifecta!! Both Saige and George were delegates this year and I filled in a staff position as a recorder/transcriber. For those that don’t know what AFAP is, here’s a little history…
Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is the Army’s grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), Retirees, Department of Army (DA) Civilians, and Families to senior leaders for action.
Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs, and expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to effect changes that improve standards of living and support programs. These changes foster a satisfied, informed, and resilient Army Community.
The Army Family Action Plan is a year-round process that begins at the installation or unit level. It is the preeminent means for commanders at all levels to learn of and seek solutions to the concerns of their communities. The Army is the only Service with a program like AFAP.
It is a great program and I am always impressed at how much of an impact it has on the community…but man it there some long hours, and hard work involved. I threatened to bring a flask in on day two. And almost bi^ch slapped somebody that same afternoon…just sayin’.
Anyway, the conference went well overall and the last day is always my favorite because that is the day we get to show off everyone’s hard work with a report out to the General and the delegates get to have a little fun and perform a skit based on their issues of that week. I am so excited to show you what George and Saige contributed…please welcome Captain AFAP and little lunch girl: