- Soldier paternity leave
- Annual leave carryover increase from 60 to 75 days
- Military pay table changes, including targeted pay raises
- Military Thrift Savings Plan
- 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
- Dedicated special needs space in Child, Youth, and School Services (CYSS)
- 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
- Funding for Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)
- Standardized barracks security measures
- Spouse professional weight allowance for PCS moves
- Family member employment in the Civil Service System
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 about what works, what doesn’t, and how you think problems can be resolved. We give Active and Reserve Component Soldiers, Army Civilians, retirees, survivors, and Family members a powerful tool to help identify issues and concerns and shape your standard of living.
You can submit issues at your local ACS; the information you submit gives Army leadership insight and helps foster a satisfied, informed, and resilient Army community.
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.
Here are just a few of the enhancements that came from AFAP issues submitted by people like you:
Pay and Leave
Submit an issue or suggestion at your local ACS office.