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.


 
 

 
af-band

Air Force Band of the Golden West

  Travis Brass, the multi-talented brass group of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will be performing in the area Sept. 5-7. Sept. 5, the group will be at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell ...
 
 

Eat right, save money on ‘Salad Wednesdays’ at Exchange restaurants

Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are helping Soldiers, Airmen and their families eat healthy while saving money with “Salad Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday, guests can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesdays” are part of the Exchange’s Operation BEFIT initiative, designed to pro...
 
 

Changes to academic degree, developmental education expectations

Air Force officials announced actions designed to set clear expectations, restore Airmen’s time and refocus officer promotions on job performance. The Air Force has addressed long-standing perceptions that to be promoted, officers must complete an advanced academic degree, and those officers selected by a promotion board to attend developmental education in-residence, are expected to firs...
 

 

Service members receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey

About 580,000 service members have begun receiving e-mails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said. Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate. “The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will influence policies that...
 
 
Air Force photograph

C-130 Hercules still going strong at 60

Air Force photograph The C-130H Hercules dons the new eight-blade NP-2000 propellers. The 418th Flight Test Squadron replaced the C-130H Hercules’ four-bladed propellers with the eight-bladed propellers in 2008 in support...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

New AF Inspection System changes inspection culture

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Kimberly Strong, 412th Test Wing Inspector General Wing Inspection Team lead, works in the new Management Inspection Communication Tool. Strong is instrumental in organizing Wing Inspection...
 




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>