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Maj. Tymitz 1000 Hours

The 477 AMDF are tentatively scheduled to have 477 FG members physical records to be bulk scanned into HAIMS sometime in the next 60-90 days. At that time we will be 100% electronic with exception to dental records. If you would like a copy of your Medical records prior to the bulk scan please come to the AMDF and fill out our records request form. Copies will only be made for members who have a Physical record.

Master Sergeant Michelle M. Shutler
The 477th Fighter Group would like to thank Master Sergeant Michelle M. Shutler forher service and dedication through the years.
“I have had the pleasure ofbeing the Line and In-Service Recruiter for the last 5 years inAlaska," said MSgt Michelle Shutler. "The experiences and family that I have acquiredover those 5 years has been irreplaceable. It is bitter sweet to leave a unit and statethat has been so good to me but it will be exciting to move on to a new chapter inmy life.
Thank you all for being such an amazing part of my life and I hope our paths will cross again."


If you have any questions or leads for the AF Reserve contact:
TSgt Seth Roberts, at 907-382-4314/seth.roberts@us.af.mil, or
MSgt John F. Sullivan IV-907-552-3595.


Col. Patrick Travers, the 477 FG Chaplain
To all member of the 477 FG:
The 10th AF will be hosting a Couples Enrichment Retreat from 11-13 January 2019. This retreat will utilize the same materials used at Yellow Ribbon Retreats. The NAF Commander has agreed to fund 5 couples to attend this retreat in the Anchorage, Alaska area. The first five couples that indicate interest will be accepted. Additional requestors will be placed on a standby list. The material uses a humor-based approach to enhancing couple satisfaction that provides insight, hope, forgiveness, encouragement, foster respect and result in changed lives and marriages. The event itself is relevant, fun, passionate, and caring in its approach. Priority will be given to those members who have not deployed and/or taken advantage of the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The retreat will take place at an off-base location within the Anchorage commuting area to be determined by 1 November 2018.
There will be four sessions (1 Friday night, two on Saturday, and 1 on Sunday morning. The schedule will be as follows:

Friday - 1500-1800 (Check-in to Hotel); 1900-2100 - Session 1
Saturday -0900-1100 - Session 2; 1300-1500 - Session 3
Sunday - 0800-0830 Optional Christian Worship Service; 0900-1100 - Session 4;1100-1130 Conclusion/Survey/Finance Documents Completion

Children will be not be accommodated at the retreat nor funded for travel. Attendees will receive a separate email that will include a link to complete an individual on-line assessment before the event, reporting instructions, and hotel registration link.

Please provide yourFull names, street address, civilian e-mail accounts for both attendees, cell phone numbers, and Mode of Traveltypically used to get to Anchorage, and whether or not you are eligible for a Yellow Ribbon event.

Email this information or send questions tomark.mcdaniel.1@us.af.milnot later than 17 October 2019.
Fiscal Fitness
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.
LEAVE TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH NON-DUTY DAYS: When military members take leave the day before and the day after non-duty days, all the days (duty and non-duty) must be charged as leave.
For example, if member takes leave Friday and Monday, then leave will be charged Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon. Submit one leave request for the entire leave period.
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. And 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.
CALLING ALL Sra, SSgt, TSgt, MSgt, SMSgt
Would you like to go to ALS (must be a SrA), NCOA (must be a SSgt) or SNCOA (must be a MSgt or SMSgt)? Do you have a current and passing PT test, is your medical and dental up to date, and do you have 2 years retainability? Put in a packet, through your chain of command. First come, first serve. Ask you Base Training how to get started.

CONTACT 477 FG Rep for INFO; TSgt Timothy Kenney
DSN:551-4741 /www.akcfc.org


  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.




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