Mobile Web app makes personnel accountability easier

February 21, 2012
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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Software developers have created a new mobile Web application that allows total force Airmen the ability to account for themselves and family members from their smartphone during a crisis or natural disaster.

During a crisis, the Air Force uses the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System to account for and assess the needs of the Air Force’s Total Force — active-duty Airmen, selected Reserve members, Department of the Air Force and non-appropriated fund civilian employees, Air Force contractors (assigned overseas) and family members.

AFPAAS becomes operational, or active, at leadership request during crises to allow the total force to account for themselves and their family’s safety and whereabouts. Now individuals have improved access through certain smartphones to the accountability and assessment features of AFPAAS.

“The Air Force is taking AFPAAS to the next level to align with what is used in the private sector every day,” said Brian Angell, the Air Force Personnel Center Personnel Readiness Cell operations chief. “This wireless capability enhances Air Force accountability during crises and natural disasters.”

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