|By Rob Mcilvaine, Family & Morale, Welfare &
Recreation Command Public Affairs
Effective June 15, searching for
the progress of Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Active Issues at the
Department of the Army headquarters level became easier, thanks to the
new AFAP Issue Search application.
“The constituents that AFAP serve deserve to know the status of these
issues. If the Army cannot resolve an issue, they also need to know what
has been done and why the issue is unattainable,” Installation
Management Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch said.
This new search tool was developed because Lynch was concerned that
those involved in the AFAP program had no way to track the progress and
eventual resolution of the HQDA AFAP issues they had worked.
Now, Soldiers, Family members, Retirees, survivors, wounded warriors and
Department of the Army Civilians — of all components — have the ability
to search the database of active issues, review the status, and learn
what is needed for resolution.
“Searching for Active Issues is simple and easy,” Shaunya Murrill,
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Family Programs, said.
“Simply visit Army OneSource at
https://www.myarmyonesource.com/default.aspx, click on Family
Programs and Services, click on Family Programs, and then click on Army
Family Action Plan to access this new search application.
“Several filter options are available, allowing a search to be
customized. Additionally, if an end-user has a question regarding an
Active Issue, they can pose a question through e-mail and receive a
response within 72 hours,” Murrill said.
The AFAP is a year-round process that begins at the installation or unit
level. It is the Army’s grass-roots process to identify and elevate the
most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all
components), Retirees, Department of Army Civilians, and Families to
senior leaders for action.
AFAP is the pre-eminent means for commanders at all levels to learn
about and seek solutions for the concerns of their communities. The
changes made through the AFAP process — unique in all military branches
— foster a satisfied, informed, and resilient Army Community.
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