Army Family Action Plan

Fostering Satisfied, Informed, and Resilient Army Communities

Army Family Action Plan on U.S. Army MWR

The U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (the G9 Division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, known as Army MWR) manages programs and services that support readiness and resilience for Soldiers and Families. Its work enhances the lives of Soldiers, Families, Reservists, National Guard members, DoD Civilians, Retirees and the entire U.S. Army community.  Family and MWR Programs are delivered primarily through a local garrison or installation. To learn more about the resources available at your local garrison, visit the Army MWR website.

About Army Family Action Plan

Army Family Action Plan provides Soldiers, Army Civilians, Family members, Survivors, and Retirees a voice by identifying issues and concerns for Army Senior Leadership resolution. Since its inception in 1983, the AFAP remains the only such partnership between a branch of the United States military and its constituents. 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 quality of life and support programs. These changes foster a satisfied, informed, and resilient Army Community. Issues can be submitted at the garrison Army Community Service office or online through the Army Family Web Portal. The needs of the Army community remain in the forefront of Army Senior Leadership. AFAP is the primary tool to communicate the important issues facing Soldiers, Army Civilians, Families, Survivors, and Retirees.

AFAP: Frequently Asked Questions

A1: Quality of life issues that are important to Soldiers, Family members, Army Civilians, Survivors, and Retirees.The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is the community‚Äôs platform to voice quality-of-life issues, feedback, ideas, and suggestions. It's the best way to let Army Senior Leadership know what quality of life issues matter to the total Army Family and the impact if they are not addressed.  
A2: AFAP issues can be submitted through the local ACS office or the online Army Family Web Portal Issue Management System. 
A3: Since 1983, 744 issues elevated to HQDA have resulted in: 129 Legislative Changes Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008
  • Distributed Soldier Montgomery GI Bill benefits to Dependents (Issue 497)
National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA)
  • Paternity leave (Issue 578)
  • Chiropractic treatment for AD Soldiers (Issue 468)
  • Spouse professional weight allowance (Issue 531)
197 Policy Changes
  • Family Member Employment in the Civil Service System (Issue 38)
  • Convicted Sex Offender Registry (Issue 596)
  • Exceptional Family Member Program Enrollment Eligibility for Reserve Component Soldiers (Issue 650)
216 Improved Programs and Services
  • Audio/Video Surveillance in Childcare Centers (Issue 447)
  • Standard Level of Security Measures in Barracks (Issue 658)
A4: Military community members that would like to provide input to Army Senior Leadership and be part of improving the quality of life for Soldiers, Family members, Army Civilians, Survivors, and Retirees. Participant involvement ensures quality of life issues are elevated to Army Senior Leadership for action, resolution  and overall wellbeing of the community.    
Last modified: June 8, 2022 - 8:04 pm UTC