New capability keeps deployers notified of changes

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  • By Jon Hanson
  • Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
Airmen getting ready to deploy have a new capability to help them prepare for their tasking. A recent change to the Air Force Reporting Instruction Tool now allows users to sign-up for instant email notifications when they occur.

Prior to this change, members had to check the website often to ensure they had the most current instruction.

"Reporting instructions change frequently," said Kathy Keane, an operations assessment specialist with the Air and Space Expeditionary Force and Personnel Operations at the Air Force Personnel Center. "There were occasions when units did not have the updated version and that could have resulted in the individual not being prepared for the deployment."

The new change also helps out installation deployment officers and unit deployment managers as well. By signing up for the instant notification, users will receive an email as soon as changes occur to reporting instructions.

Customers wanting to sign-up for AFRIT email notifications should log on to AEF Online at and click the AFRIT button at the top of the page. Users can then select which reporting instructions they would like to receive notifications on. This list can be modified at any time.

"Although there are no more changes pending to AFRIT, we are always looking for suggestions to improve the website," Keane said. "Without customer input this feature would not have been added."

For more information about AFRIT and other AEF-related topics, go to AEF Online at For personnel issues, visit the Air Force Personnel Services website at