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Total Force Information

Information for AF Reservist and ANG


Outprocessing From Home Unit

Ensure you have points of contact within the personnel and finance sections at home station (for unit guard and reservists and at ARPC and your reserve pay office for IMAs) prior to departing. This will ease working any personnel or pay issues while attending school.

All attempts should be made to complete your security classification prior to departing home station.

A Top Secret/SCI Access Clearance is required of all US military members and should be obtained prior to leaving your home station.

ORDERS

Air Reserve Component (ARC) personnel selected for school who decide to bring their families should ensure the following information is included in the Remarks section of your PCS orders to be properly reimbursed for dependent travel upon arriving at Maxwell. Failure to do so will result in delays for reimbursement while awaiting amendments to your orders from your home unit or ARPC.

Spouse's name and date of marriage (DOM)

Children's name(s) and date of birth (DOB)

Ensure that your orders indicate that Dislocation Allowance (DLA) is authorized. Check with your servicing Military Pay Office prior to departing for Maxwell to determine if you will receive the entitlement.

Reserve regulations state you may report to a formal school up to 5 working days (7 if a weekend is included) prior to class date. Since ACSC normally starts midweek, the latter applies. Your orders should properly identify this along with the appropriate travel time to Maxwell from your home station.

Check with the ACSC Guard or Reserve POC to determine if there will be a separate orientation for Guard or Reserve that begins before ACSC starts so that your orders are properly prepared.

For Reserve members, your orders "Release Date" (Block 15) should include all the leave time you will accumulate during the academic year. You will not have time to take much leave during the school year and will probably want to use your leave after graduation. For Guard personnel, check with AU/CCG on this issue.

OPRs

An OPR (or LOE, if applicable) must be completed at home station before departing for ACSC. This OPR or LOE must have a closeout date prior to the start date of ACSC. This will prevent performance dates from overlapping on the Training Report that is completed, at the end of the school year, on each Reservist.

RECORDS

The only records Unit Reservists should hand carry to ACSC are Medical and Dental records.

For IMAs: All your paperwork is handled through ARPC, to include Personnel and Medical Records. It is a good idea to bring a copy of your medical and dental records with you. If you will be applying for a job after ACSC, it may require a current physical and bringing your old physical can speed things along.

Everyone should bring: Prop and Wing

SGLI Paperwork (or copies of current info)

Copy of Form 93 (Emergency Data Locator)

Copy of latest OPR (see note above)

Copy of current, passing AF Fitness Test results from your UFPM or off the AF Portal (AFFMS site)

Do not bring:

Flight Records Flight Evaluation Folders. Double check your Aviation Service Code, it should be an "L." This waives all flying requirements except the annual flight physical while attending school. Flight Evaluation Folders should also remain at home station. Do not bring flight gear to school.

Ancillary records are not required while attending ACSC.

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

As stated above, ARC personnel are required to meet all active duty physical standards in accordance with AFI 36-2905 while attending ACSC. Bring a copy of your current, passing AF Fitness Test paperwork provided by your UFPM or printed off AFFMS linked from the AF Portal.

IN-PROCESSING

Identifying yourself as Guard or Reserve will speed your in-processing as many of the stops will not pertain to you. Your first stop will be the Reserve/Guard check-in. Bring all items mentioned in the In-Processing Checklist shown in this booklet, minus the records previously mentioned.

Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs: If you are an ART and attending ACSC in civilian status, do not process through the line in military uniform. This will only confuse the MPF folks. Process through the line in civilian clothes to avoid any confusion. AU/RP will send additional, detailed instructions to incoming Reserve Component students.

ARC students meeting their O5 board during the academic year identify upon in-processing so ACSC Staff & Guard/Reserve Advisors can track/support accordingly.

SAASS

Guard and Reserve personnel are encouraged to apply for SAASS.

Reserve personnel should consult the Reserve Developmental Education Review Board page on the ARPC website for the current procedures and submission timeline.

If you are interested in applying for SAASS let your commander know before you leave to help speed things along.

For Reserve questions about orders, contact ACSC/CAG at commercial (334) 953-3060 (DSN prefix 493). For Guard questions contact AU/CAR at commercial (334) 953-7113 (DSN prefix 493).