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What is Joint Army Family Action Plan (JAFAP)?
The Joint Army Family Action Plan Program is a grassroots process that allows you to give feedback to commanders and raise issues important to you about military and family life. It is a decision making tool for Army & Air Force leaders at all levels (local installations, major army commands and Headquarters, Department of the Army). A DA Circular, updated annually, lists issues and what's been done, or is being done to resolve them.
Who takes part in JAFAP?
All segments of America are represented: single, married, dual military and single parent Soldiers, Airmen, Family members, Retirees and their Family members, members of the National Guard and Reserve Components and DA civilians, contractors and Surviving Spouses.
How does the JAFAP process work?
It starts with a local JAFAP conference each year where delegates raise issues, suggest ways to resolve them and report them to senior officials. Local issues are worked at the installation level and updated quarterly at the In Progress Reviews (IPRs) which are open to the public. If the issues cannot be resolved at the local level, the issues are sent up the chain to the next level, to our Major Army Command (USARPAC). USARPAC send issues requiring higher level attention to the DA AFAP conference in Washington, D.C. Delegates come from throughout the Army to address the top issues and propose solutions. Senior leaders then take on those issues, which require DA, DOD or congressional intervention.
What has the Army Family Action Plan AFAP done for you in the past decade?
2001 - Funded student travel (OCONUS) extended to age 23
2004 - Reformed military pay table (targeted pay raises)
2006 - Extended educational benefits for surviving spouses
2006 - Authorized dental and vision insurance coverage for federal employees
2009 - Distribution of Montgomery GI Bill benefits (MGIB) to dependents
Call 384-1513/1517 for more information or to find out how you can get involved in this valuable process or E-mail Frederica Norman