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Compassionate Reassignment Stabilization

Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Army Community Service (ACS) is available to help Soldiers navigate the documentation requirements for military Families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) wanting to submit a medical Compassionate Action Request.

These requests include compassionate reassignments, attachments, as well as deletion and deferment requests. Additionally military Families with special needs family members who meet strict parameters can also apply for a four-year stabilization.

ACS EFMP staff along with the Military Personnel Division (Reassignments) and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) have developed EFMP related checklists to provide guidelines to unit personnel offices and Soldiers seeking assistance. These checklists only apply to requests from Soldiers with exceptional family members or Soldiers with emergent family member medical issues requiring initial EFMP medical screening.

An SJA brochure about Compassionate Action Requests is also available for leadership and Soldiers.

Installation EFMP representatives at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center and ACS are available by appointment to meet with Soldiers to discuss their specific circumstances, determine EFMP enrollment need (initial/update) and to provide information and advocacy.

These tools have been developed to provide more effective guidance and to streamline the processing of these time-sensitive personnel actions. For more information, call 520.538.5899.


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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 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 primary tool to help identify issues and concerns and shape your standards of living.

You can submit issues at your garrison’s Army Community Service office or to a unit Family Programs liaison. Army OneSource also facilitates AFAP issues online and makes sure your concerns get the attention they deserve. The information you submit gives Army leadership insight and helps foster a satisfied, informed, and resilient Army Community.

AFAP makes a meaningful difference. Since AFAP was created in 1983, over 698 issues have been submitted, resulting in 128 legislative changes, 186 Department of Defense or Army policy changes, and 210 improved programs or services.

Here’s a sample of AFAP results:  

  • Dedicated Special Needs Space in Child, Youth, and School Services (CYSS)
  • Distribution of Montgomery GI Bill benefits to dependents  
  • Annual Leave carryover increase from 60 to 75 days 
  • Extended educational benefits for Spouses
  • Dental and visual insurance coverage for Federal Employees
  • Medical Coverage for Activated Reserve Component Families
  • Military pay table (targeted pay raises) 
  • Military Thrift Savings Plan 
  • TRICARE for Life for eligible Retirees
  • Funding for Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (B.O.S.S.)
  • Active Duty Enlisted Soldier Compassionate Reassignment Stabilization
  • SGLI increases
  • Minimum standards for Army Child Care
  • In-state tuition for Military Dependents

To submit an issue or suggestion, go to your local Army Community Service office or Army OneSource.

Submit an Issue

Check out how Army Family Action Plan has impacted your quality of life. Go to myarmyonesource.com and select Army Family Action Plan under the Family Programs and Services tab to view issues that have been submitted, resolved, remain open or have been closed.

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