|Volunteer delegates at Fort McCoy’s fiscal year (FY)
2012 Army Community Service (ACS) Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)
Conference identified the three most-important community issues
submitted, a shuttle bus stop in front of the ACS Center, flexible work
schedules to accommodate physical fitness for Department of the Army
(DA) civilians and Exchange Services for South Post.
Volunteer delegates from the Fort
McCoy community discuss Army Family Action Plan issues at the
fiscal year 2012 Army Community Service Army Family Action Plan
Conference. The conference was held Oct. 19-20.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
Kevin Herman, the Fort McCoy ACS AFAP program manager, said
delegates reviewed 11 issues submitted by community members during
the Oct. 19-20 ACS AFAP Conference.
Other issues discussed during the AFAP Conference were: marketing of
community extracurricular activities; childcare not available at
Rumpel Fitness Center; extended hours at Tomah/Sparta gates;
concealed weapons carry classes at Sportsman’s Range; TRICARE young
adult medical coverage; takeout container availability at dining
facilities; installing traffic circles at the intersections of J
Street with both South 10th Avenue and South 11th Avenue; and GI
The top-three issues, as determined by the delegates, were briefed
out to the garrison Command Group at the conclusion of the
All active issues will be briefed to the garrison commander at the
AFAP update forum in March with each directorate present to provide
input on each issue, Herman said.
Volunteer delegates and Army
Community Service (ACS) staff pose with Garrison Commander Col.
David E. Chesser during the ACS Army Family Action Plan
Conference. (Photo by Army
Past AFAP issues completed in the Fort McCoy community include
installing a safer crosswalk area between McCoy’s and the Exchange
and updated fishing maps, he said.
Herman said issues are divided into three categories for
The first is active, which can include waiting for implementing a
solution if feasible, or keeping the issue open for consideration
while funding availability is determined or identified, for example.
The second category is unattainable, which means the issue can’t be
acted upon or a solution found because of budget restraints or the
current Army climate, he said.
The third category is completed, which means sufficient action has
been taken to solve/satisfy an issue.
All current Fort McCoy AFAP issues and their resolution status are
accessible at the ACS website, which is
by clicking on the AFAP program category.
Herman said members of the Fort McCoy community can submit AFAP
issues or volunteer nominations at any time or get more information
about AFAP by going to the online ACS AFAP section or by calling him
The program seeks input from and participation by all
garrison/tenant organizations on post, he said.