Air Force

June 1, 2012

Air Force to conduct personnel accountability exercise

by Capt. Lesley Lilly
U.S. Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower public affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will conduct an Air Force-wide exercise this summer to test the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System, Air Force Personnel officials said.

The AFPAAS is a web-based application used to account for and assess the needs of the Air Force total force including active-duty Airmen, selected Reserve members, Department of the Air Force and non-appropriated fund civilian employees, Air Force contractors overseas and family members.

“In the event of a real world incident or exercise scenario, the Air Force Crisis Action Team will direct 100 percent accountability of all personnel residing, on leave in, or TDY to the impacted area,” said Brian Angell, AFPC PRC operations chief. “Sponsors must account for family members who live in the area regardless of the sponsor’s assigned location.”

When directed by the AFCAT, all affected Airmen should log into AFPAAS via computer or smartphone to account for themselves and their family members. In addition, commanders or representatives can log into AFPAAS and report individual and family member status for those assigned or en route to the affected area.

Impacted members who need assistance should log into AFPAAS and complete a needs assessment survey which tells their leaders that they need help. Members will be contacted by the nearest Airmen and Family Readiness Center for further assistance.

“The purpose of the upcoming exercise is to ensure we are able to account for our people during a contingency or natural disaster,” said Angell. “The exercise will also help us educate key command and control elements and unit leaders involved with AFPAAS.”

All Airmen are responsible for letting their commanders know if they have affected dependents, said Angell. Members need to update AFPAAS if their dependents depart the affected areas.

In addition to accounting for Airmen and their families, AFPAAS allows commanders and units to account, assess, manage and monitor the recovery and reconstitution process every step of the way. AFPAAS provides valuable accountability at all levels of the Air Force chain of command, enhancing a commander’s ability to make strategic decisions, Angell explained.

Members who do not have access to a computer or are unable to contact their unit control center or commander representative should contact the Air Force Personnel Center Personnel Readiness Cell at 800-435-9941 or DSN 665-2020.

The system can also be access by visiting www.af.mil or www.afpc.af.mil. For other personnel issues, visit http://mypers.af.mil




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