Mobile application provides new tool

Maintainers of C-40C aircraft need a variety of physical 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 932nd AW application, which can be found on Air Force Connect under 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 ush notifications: This allows the commander to send important notifications about last minute weather delays, gate closures, and late breaking news. It 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. Category of Events: This feature shows all the base calendars, drill UTA weekends and parade events for 932nd AW members to participate in extra events. 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 their unit 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. 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)

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