SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --
Maintainers of C-40C aircraft need a variety of physical equipment and hand held tools in their toolboxes to work on planes. For keeping up with unit news, Senior Airman Aaron Bowles, 932nd Airlift Wing Maintenance Squadron, shows off his latest hand held tool, the "932nd Airlift Wing Mobile App" on May 1, 2019, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The app, which can be found on both the Apple and Google Play Android stores for phones, has several important functions. Primarily, it takes advantage of an untapped handheld news communication capability with official news, bios, and quick-push notifications. This allows the commander to send important notifications about last minute weather delays, gate closures, road diversions, and late breaking news.
Public Affairs runs the system and offers interesting content: Updated news page stories, video and PA photos can easily be seen at any time, anywhere, which saves money and environment by not printing paper or using VHS and CDs.
Category of Events: This feature shows all the Scott base calendars, 932nd AW drill UTA weekends and parade events for 932nd AW members to participate in extra events at their leisure. Social media integration allows social media accounts to be integrated directly into the app in a user-friendly format. Airmen can access local content by adding 932nd Airlift Wing as a “Favorite” within the Air Force Connect app. NOTE: Be sure to accept "push notifications" to get those special messages from time to time!
To access the Favorites portal, Airmen tap the icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the app, where they’ll be presented with a list of all available units. Once added, 932nd Airlift Wing users can swipe left and right from the home screen to access their saved local content.
Each Favorite is a full-featured mobile app, or sub-app, that resides entirely within the Air Force Connect platform. This consolidation allows Airmen to download one app, regardless of where their Air Force job or career takes them, instead of downloading multiple apps for different home-station or TDY locations.
The Air Force Connect app and all sub-apps offer a variety of features designed to engage Airmen and reduce reliance on traditional computers to access career and other personnel resources. Popular features include Phone Directory, Checklists, Polling, Events, PFT Calculator, Air Force Guidebooks, Protocol, AFI's and Notifications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)