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By PATRICK S. RYAN, Col, USAF, SAF CIO/A6 /

Use these new technologies to their fullest, but be skeptical and vigilant that they are just as much a weapon as a tool and the enemy is always watching.
 

USE YOUR LEAVE WHEN YOU ACCRUE IT:  Military leave will be scheduled and taken during the tour it was earned unless urgent mission circumstances do not afford the member the opportunity to do so. 

AMENDED DUTY ORDERS:  When orders are modified in AROWS with a pay-affecting amendment, the amendment must be promptly submitted by the member to the Reserve Pay Office.

 

USE YOUR LEAVE WHEN YOU ACCRUE IT:  Military leave will be scheduled and taken during the tour it was earned unless urgent mission circumstances do not afford the member the opportunity to do so. 

AMENDED DUTY ORDERS:  When orders are modified in AROWS with a pay-affecting amendment, the amendment must be promptly submitted by the member to the Reserve Pay Office.

  
  July 2017
 


   
 
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  JBER Honorary Commander tour


   
 June 2017 UTA
  
 F-22 Raptor
       




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Fisher House of Alaska
Thanks to the 477 FG senior leaders for providing dinner July 5.
Help give back to the community, contact Angela Earle at 907-551-6421.
Current List of Fisher House needs

Reserve members with fewer than 4,320 points have the option to opt into the 
Blended Retirement System. 

Sat. 12-3 p.m., Sun. 8-10 a.m. (MXS/AMXS only)
Dental, optometry, labs, immunizations, audiograms, and profile walk-ins available both Sat. and Sun.

One stop shop for all of your personnel needs -
the Air Force Total Force Service Center. 


 
FISCAL FITNESS
GTC REQUIRED FOR MILITARY AIR TRAVEL: Effective immediately travelers will pay for Air Mobility Command (AMC) flights with their government travel card (GTC) when they check in at the passenger terminal. So before you depart for your next deployment, ensure your GTC is activated and has enough credit limit to cover all travel costs including commercial and military flights.

Ensure you keep the receipt provided by the AMC terminal (looks like a boarding pass); you’ll need it for claiming the military air expense on your travel voucher.

NO PER DIEM FOR ANNUAL TRAINING (AT): Normally you receive per diem when you travel for TDY. However, when you perform AT on a military installation where government quarters and dining facility are available, you will not receive per diem during the AT duty days. Partial meal rate cannot be authorized regardless of work schedule, nature of work, nor distance to dining facility. You will be reimbursed for the lodging expense only.


Reminder to all personnel: If you are being seen by a civilian provider and a have a condition that might require a fitness profile, or any kind of profile,  AMDF requeste you use the Restrictions Checklist template provided here. This document contains all the information needed to complete a profile correctly. 

Once completed, do not send this form directly to AMDF. Submit the completed checklist to your UHM and they will route it to the appropriate AMDF personnel. Do not send this form directly to AMDF, the UHMs need to be in the loop. 

Other Restrictions Checklist file locations:

AMDF SharePoint page

477 FG Internal Drive:
PUBLIC FOLDER\AMDF Forms and MEMOs

or ask your UHM


 
STAY INFORMED

477th Commander's Call Topics---477 FG News---AFRC News---Air Force Reserve Snapshot---AF News New officer and enlisted evaluation system  
 

WASHINGTON (AFNS) --
Air Force officials have posted a new set of topics (in the form of challenges) on the Revitalizing Air Force Squadrons crowdsourcing/idea website after closing out the first set of challenges June 19, 2017.

The site averaged more than 3,000 views per day with more than 16,000 total votes on the first set of challenges.

"We received over 600 ideas from Airmen across the Air Force, which included ideas such as displaying squadron identity on uniforms, ways to help us increase focus on the core mission and improving family support,” said Chief Master Sgt. Robert Stamper, the Revitalizing Air Force Squadrons chief. “Users voted and helped us identify the top ideas."
The top-voted ideas have been submitted to the Revitalizing Air Force Squadrons Core Team. The team is reviewing ideas for assignment to the appropriate subject matter experts for further action.

The ideas and results from the first set of challenges can be found here: https://www.milsuite.mil/revitalize.

A second set of challenges has been posted, which includes the topics of higher headquarters support to squadrons, centralized/decentralized support to squadrons, job-specific training, and improving feedback.  

Read more here.
 

  

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