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Army Family Action Plan

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The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is your platform to voice quality-of-life issues, feedback, ideas, and suggestions. It’s the best way to let Army leadership know what works, what doesn’t, and how you think problems can be resolved. It gives active- and reserve-component Soldiers, Army Civilians, retirees, survivors, and Family members a powerful tool to help identify issues and concerns and shape the Army standard of living.

Since 1983, over 700 issues have been raised at the Department of the Army level – and those have resulted in over 500 improvements for Soldiers, Families, and Army communities.

AFAP issues have resulted in real changes, including these:

Pay and Leave

  • Soldier paternity leave
  • Annual leave carryover increased from 60 to 75 days
  • Military pay table changes, including targeted pay raises
  • Military Thrift Savings Plan

Educational Benefits

  • Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008
  • Distributed Soldier Montgomery GI Bill benefits to dependents
  • Extended educational benefits for spouses
  • In-state tuition for military dependents

Child Care

  • Dedicated special needs space in Child and Youth Services (CYS)
  • Audio/video surveillance in child care centers
  • Minimum standards for Army child care


  • Chiropractic treatment for Active Duty Soldiers
  • Exceptional Family Member Program enrollment eligibility for reserve-component Soldiers
  • Dental and visual insurance coverage for federal employees
  • Medical coverage for activated reserve-component Families

Single Soldiers

  • Funding for Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)
  • Standardized barracks security measures

Spouse Employment

  • Spouse professional weight allowance for PCS moves
  • Family member employment in the Civil Service System

Submit an issue or suggestion at your local ACS office or through the Issue Management System (IMS).  AFAP’s IMS allows registered and unregistered users to submit online issues regarding their communities or other aspects of Army life. Issues are reviewed and managed by ACS staff, and IMS can be used to track issue status and view items currently under review.

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