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  477 FG RESERVE PILOT 

   
     
 
 
Fur Rondy Story HERE
Since 1935, the Fur Rendezvous winter festival has been an important part of Anchorage's history. This year the festival takes place Feb. 23 to March 4, 2018, in downtown Anchorage.

Known locally as Fur Rondy, the event has been going strong for more than 80 years. It started as a three-day sporting event arranged to coincide with the return of miners and trappers loaded down with the profits of a winter’s worth of work. The original event featured skiing, hockey, basketball, boxing and a children's sled dog race down Fourth Avenue.

“In its 83rd year, it has grown from a local event to a world-renowned winter festival that attracts visitors from around our state and the world,” said Fur Rendezvous Board of Directors president Beth Helgeson, in the Official Rondy Guide. “With more than 35 partnerships with non-profit organizations, it is a
 festival put on by Alaskans for Alaskans.”
   


 
 
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 Vice President Mike Pence visits JBER, emphasizes missile defense   Creative Arts Therapy Strikes a Chord with Military Service Members in Alaska
 
 
       
         
Training-Education

Explore over 50,000 free online courses, books, learning tracks, videos, exercises, and much more as part of your self-development journey. 
Read the August 2017 edition of the virtual Force Development Center newsletter to learn about on-demand, self-paced learning resources available to Air Force civilians, officers, and enlisted members without charge. 

Training, education, and force development resources are accessible from your desktop 24/7 including AF 
e-learning programs and links to myPers, My Vector, AFVEC, and much more. 
  Fiscal Article

NO PER DIEM FOR ANNUAL TRAINING (AT): Normally you receive per diem when you travel for TDY. However, when you perform AT and government quarters and government mess (meals) are available at the TDY location, you will not receive the meals and incidental expense (M&IE) portion of per diem during the AT days. You will be reimbursed for the lodging expense.

SATO FEE: The fee charged by the Scheduled Airline Ticket Office (SATO) is reimbursable and should be claimed on travel vouchers. The SATO fee claim must be supported by either a receipt (usually written on the SATO itinerary) or a lost receipt form. This supporting document must be included with travel vouchers even though the amount is less than $75.

TRAVEL DAYS ON ORDERS: When you perform active duty that involves TDY travel your order, AF Form 938, must reflect the correct number of authorized travel days in block 11. If the order shows more or less days than you actually used during the TDY, the order must be amended before the final tour certification and travel voucher are done. Orders must include all amendments when submitted for military pay and travel pay. You will receive pay and allowances for the duty days and travel days.
  PHA Schedule

"Due to provider availability PHA/ Labs/Immunizations will be open Saturday only from 0800-1000 and 1300-1500 with a potential flex hour prior to lunch depending on number of appointments booked.

Dental will be open Saturday from 0830-1130 and 1230-1500. If you have not already done so stop by immunizations and get your flu shot Saturday.

Lastly, if you need Gas Mask Inserts (GMI) ordered for your mobility folder take a current eye glass
prescription to either Active Duty optometry on Friday or drop off a copy at the AMDF."




 
~FSS/ MPF KEEPING YOU INFORMED~ 

 
477 FG members,
Point Credit Summary information can be found on MyPers website:
https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/14092/kw/PCARS/

   
 
 
             
~Let's Talk Retirement~ Read here      ~GET ONE NOW~ HERE 

     ~STAY ALERT ALASKA~HERE
 
477 FG EDUCATION-BENEFITS     ALERT ALERT ALERT~ATHOC System  Update NOW~ ALERT ALERT ALERT     477th Fighter Group  [ FITNESS EXCELLENCE ]
College Credits at No Cost and in Little to No Time
You can earn college credits at 100% no cost by testing out of a full range of higher education subject areas versus sitting in the classroom.
Too good to be true?
Air Force civilians can request credit-by-exam via the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests.
If you are not using these benefits for your degree you are paying too much! Details can be found on myPers at Credit-by-Exam Programs - College Level Examination Program / DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, or by signing into myPers and following the tuition assistance link for more details.
     ATHOC SYSTEM- Recall ALL-(NEW Windows 10 USERS Need to UPDATE)
As a Group, we need to update the information in the ATHOC system. It is the preferred notification system and if there is a recall or notification that needs to be disseminated, it will happen through the ATHOC system. The system went down since Oct. UTA, 2017, and as a result you will need to go into the system and verify that all fields are filled out correctly and you have, at least, one phone number or email address added. Please follow the instructions below:
1. Go to start bar, lower right side, click on the "up" arrow and you should see the "purple globe" which is the ATHOC icon 2. Click "update info", choose a certificate 3. Verify "duty status" and "military service branch"
4. Under "Organizational Hierarchy" you will see a / 5. Click on the / (slash) and the prompt will appear to choose your "Organization" then "JBER" then "477 FG" then "your squadron"
6. Add a phone number and email address for notification purposes 7. Click "save" at the upper right side

Please contact Ms. Dearman at 551-4714 or 907-244-8556 with questions or concerns. 
   
302 FS Lt. Col. RYAN PELKOLA

AMDF TSgt. PAUL KOEPP

AMXS TSgt. VINCENT DELAO

FGS MAJ. BRENT TITTLE

MXS SMSgt. ROBERT BRAESCH

MXS SSgt. RYAN WEEKS  



 
 

    Mandatory Reporting of Travel to Foreign Countries
NEW! Mandatory Approval/Reporting Requirements for Travel to Foreign Countries

The Director of National Intelligence has made it mandatory that personnel with a security clearance to request approval and report all travel to foreign countries. Commander approval must be obtained prior to foreign travel using a Foreign Travel Worksheet which can be obtained from your unit’s Security Manager. Once the worksheet is completed and signed by your Commander, an OSI prebrief is required.

To accomplish the OSI prebrief go to the AF portal and search "Foreign Travel." Navigate to "Foreign Travel Prebrief and Debrief" to complete your travel survey (https://www.my.af.mil/gcss-af/USAF/ep/globalTab.do?channelPageId=s88B4F00B2D70DF4E012DBE0975FE0BAB). Select “Click here to go to a page where you can complete a prebrief survey specific to your base.” Part of the survey is reviewing the country specific travel advisories by following the link provided. Upon submission, the survey will automatically be emailed to AFOSI who will identify anyone who needs an in-person brief. It is imperative you complete the prebrief survey far enough in advance to conduct an in-person brief, if necessary. Airmen who need an in-person brief will attend the Air Force Mandatory CI Awareness Briefing, which will be held the 3rd Thursday of the Month at the Talkeetna Theater at 9 a.m.

Upon return, member will return to the "Foreign Travel" site on the AF portal and complete the debrief survey.

Please contact Mr. David Nickell at 551-4755, your unit Security Manager or the AFOSI at 552-2256 if you need further guidance.


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