Air Force

June 28, 2013

Travel safely, sign up for STEP

travel
The 412th Test Wing Antiterrorism Office highly concurs with the State Department that all personnel traveling abroad should sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.

The STEP makes it possible to contact a traveler if necessary, whether because of a family emergency in the United States or because of a crisis in the place the traveler is visiting.

It is a free service proved by the State Department, and is easily accomplished online at https://travelregistration.state.gov.

If your family needs to reach you because of an emergency, they can pass a message to you through the Office of Overseas Citizens Service, which can be contacted from within the U.S. at (888) 407-4747 (toll free), and from overseas at (202) 501-4444.

The Office of Overseas Citizens Services will contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country in which you are traveling in order to pass the message to you. Furthermore, the State Department recommends leaving a detailed itinerary and copies of your passport biographical-data page with a friend or relative in United States.

Here are some additional tips we recommend all travelers abide by when traveling:

 

1. Avoid Crowds: When out doing tourism things avoid any crowds and demonstrations which can sometimes turn violent without any notice.

2. Stay in Touch: Stay in regular touch with family and friends back in the United States. It is recommended to set-up a schedule with family and friends so that if something happens family or friends in the states will be alerted to it.

3. Stay Informed: Watch the news and know where trouble is erupting around the globe. Ensure you have developed a good travel plan and make sure you stick to it. Prior to your travel, report to your unit Antiterrorism officer for the scheduling of a foreign country briefing with your local Air Force Office of Special Investigations or Installation Antiterrorism Officer.

4. Know Before You Go Research whatever country you are about to travel too or whatever country you are currently in. Conduct all required pre-travel paperwork identified in the Foreign Clearance Guide and any unit specific paperwork. A properly developed travel plan will provide familiarization with local transportation and customs so that you can more easily get around and so that if something happens you will know where to go.

5. Be Smart Americans need to keep their wits about them and be aware of situations developing immediately. This means not putting yourself in situations where you may be the only American or where you will be surrounded by unfamiliar people.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
motorcycle

412th SFS Police Services Tip of the Week

Air Force photograph by Stephen K. Robinson Motorcycle riders on base must comply with all safety regulations while on Edwards AFB. This means using a DOT-approved helmet, full-fingered gloves, long sleeves, long pants and stur...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Christian Turner

AFMC command chief visits with Edwards Airmen

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Chief Master Sgt. Michael J. Warner, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, speaks to enlisted Airmen at Club Muroc Oct. 15. Warner held two enlisted calls speaking to junior Airmen i...
 
 

AF to release small business research solicitations

The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program office is set to release its fiscal year 2015 list of topics Oct. 22, on the SBIR/STTR website. Small businesses and research institutions with expertise to address the topics’ technology challenges are encouraged to submit proposals. During 2014, the Defense Department...
 

 
Courtesy graphic

AF releases criteria for new service medal

Courtesy graphic Graphic of the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal. WASHINGTON - Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air...
 
 

Undergrad flying training applications due in December

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2015 undergraduate flying training selection board originally scheduled for Jan. 20-23 will now convene Feb. 17-20 and associated application suspenses have shifted by approximately a month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Oct. 10. Eligible active duty officers interested in undergraduate flying training must apply by Dec. 19...
 
 

AF to implement TDY policy changes

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1. Under the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>