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Total Force Integration team assesses Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph

Col. Robin Bowman, director of Total Force Integration, speaks with members of the 12th Flying Training Wing Feb. 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. TFI works to improve integration between active-duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard.(U.S. Air Force photo by Sabrina Fine)

Col. Robin Bowman, Total Force Integration director, speaks with members of the 12th Flying Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Feb. 4, 2020. TFI works to improve integration between active-duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sabrina Fine)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard members all wear the same uniform, salute the same flag and support the same mission. Improving this collaboration is the Total Force Integration team.

TFI officials visited Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph to learn from the successes and improve the challenges of JB San Antonio-Randolph Airmen Feb. 4-6.

“We're here...to understand the unique organization with training units, the Reserve and the active-duty flying training squadrons, and how they interact and provide combat-ready pilots for the Air Force in a TFI structure,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Grabowski, Air National Guard special assistant to the director for Total Force Integration.

The TFI directorate, under Headquarters Air Force, was congressionally mandated in 2014 to integrate active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard and assess association effectiveness, conduct analysis and better connect the Air Force.

“We want to improve total force integration through our lines of effort by driving the policy and resourcing changes necessary to really break those barriers to integration,” said Col. Robin Bowman, TFI director.

Through focus groups, data collection and meetings with leadership, TFI collects information on total force associations. Associations are agreements between two or more organizations that share resources and perform a common mission.

“We are truly here as facilitators, to explore and gather the data that works and doesn't work so that information can be shared abroad,” said Brig. Gen. Scheid Hodges, Air Force Reserve Command special assistant to commander for Total Force Integration.

Since the base plays a critical role in the training and development of Airmen, which resonates throughout their whole career, assessing how JB San Antonio-Randolph functions as an association is valuable to TFI.

“Right now, JBSA-Randolph is trailblazing for what total force is going to look like in the future,” Grabowski said. “We're excited about being here for the next couple of days to learn from total force partners and figure out what we can do to bottle the magic that happens here at Randolph, and replicate that in other areas of the Air Force portfolio.”

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