Air Force

July 11, 2014

Airmen encouraged to review vRED

Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas - When Airmen go through major changes in their life, such as marriage, a permanent change of station, or having a child, one of the first things that should come to mind is, “I have to update my Virtual Record of Emergency Data,” or vRED.

While this is not always the case, it is imperative Airmen update their emergency data when major changes occur and at least annually to ensure their family is taken care of during a time of crisis.

The DD Form 93, Record of Emergency Data, is the official source document required by law for Airmen to provide emergency contact information and beneficiary designations to the Air Force in the event an Airman becomes a casualty. The vRED, accessible through the Virtual Military Personnel Flight, satisfies that requirement.

“It is vital for Airmen to understand the purpose of the vRED and understand the importance of its accuracy,” said Todd Rose, the Air Force Personnel Center casualty matters division chief. “Delays in next of kin notification are most often associated with incomplete or outdated information.

“Completion and annual validation of the vRED is mandatory and is the responsibility of each Airman,” Rose said.

Airmen can access their vRED thru the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil. Once at the myPers’ home page Airmen should click the “Update my Virtual Record of Emergency Data” link. This will take them to a page directing them how to access their vRED.

“When important life-changing events such as marriage, divorce, or a change in address occur, the vRED should be updated as soon as possible,” said 1st Lt. Brian Meredith, the AFPC casualty services officer. “Having a complete and accurate vRED ensures the Air Force Casualty Services Branch can provide prompt and accurate casualty reporting, dignified and humane casualty notifications, as well as efficient, thorough and compassionate follow-on assistance to surviving families.”

For more information about emergency contact data and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website or contact a casualty assistance representative at the nearest Airman and Family Readiness Center.




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