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  • “Paying” attention

    The military pay team at Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization has been taking a closer look at incoming documents for fraud, waste and abuse. Although most Airmen file their vouchers accurately and do their best to account for their expenses, HQ RIO has found a few who try to take advantage of the system.“It’s a problem that not only
  • President signs Executive Order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    On March 27, the President signed an Executive Order authorizing mobilization of the Reserve Component in response to COVID-19 operations.  For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response.  If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, mobilization of the IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment. 
  • Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nominations

    The Freedom Award is the highest honor the Department of Defense gives to employers for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees. The employers chosen exemplify what it means to go above and beyond federal requirements in support of military employees.Only six weeks remain to nominate your outstanding employer for the Secretary of Defense
  • FY19 travel claims should be filed prior to end of fiscal year

    Per DoD FMR Vol 9, Chapter 5, 0804, travelers must submit all claims within five working days of return to, or arrival at, the permanent duty station. This statement is on the back of all travel orders and applies to both temporary duty (TDY) and permanent duty travel (PDT) claims. This is particularly important as we near the end of the fiscal
  • Desktop Anywhere: Innovation in action

    Air Force Reserve Command has implemented Desktop as a Service also known as Desktop Anywhere to help Reserve Citizen Airmen access critical applications on their personal computer (PC). Whether on a PC, Mac or Chromebook, Desktop Anywhere will provide Airmen 24/7 secure access to military applications on a user’s personal computer using the same
  • AROWS-R unavailable from 31 May 19 – 15 Jun 19

    Due to a financial system upgrade, the Air Reserve Orders Writing System-Reserve (AROWS-R) will be unavailable from 31 May – 15 June 2019.  Orders requests will not be routed in AROWS-R during this time.Any requests for orders for IRs/IMAs that start between 31 May and 15 June should be submitted in AROWS-R immediately to allow time to process the
  • CY20 EDEB Application Deadline Extended

    The CY20 Air Force Reserve Enlisted Developmental Education Board’s (EDEB) suspense/deadline has been extended from April 8, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019 due to system issues. The EDEB board is still scheduled to convene 14-18 May 2019 at the Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, CO.All applications that are in coordination will
  • TFSC Consolidates Support for Travel & Reserve Pay Issues

    Effective Nov. 1, 2018 the Total Force Service Center (TFSC) will add phone support for all RIO IMA & IR Travel Pay and Reserve Pay issues. Individual Reservists will now be able to call customer support agents who will provide extended support hours, decreased wait times and timely responses to all customer inquiries at 1-800-525-0102 or DSN
  • VLPAD AFROTC opportunity for lieutenant colonels, selects

    A Total Force AFROTC Detachment Commander Supplemental Selection Board will convene March 6-9, 2018, to consider applicants for summer 2018 AFROTC detachment commander vacancies. Application deadline for consideration by the selection board is March 4, 2018.
  • Solicitation for multiple awards

    The following awards are currently soliciting nominations: Citizen Airman and Employer of the Year | Suspense: Feb. 12, 2018 Katherine Wright Trophy | Suspense: Feb. 14, 2018 USO Service Member of the Year Award | Suspense: Feb. 20, 2018 American Legion Spirit of Service Award | Suspense: Feb. 26, 2018 AF International Affairs