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Vandenberg’s AFNet Migration

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In September 2000, Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael Ryan published a notice to Airmen containing the first mention of the "one Air Force, one network" concept. That concept will soon be reality here at Vandenberg.

The Air Force Network team will begin migrating Vandenberg's computer and network users into the Air Force network, or AFNet, January 2012. The AFNet migration project will collapse existing stand-alone environments and establish a centralized user directory and e-mail service for all Air Force network users.

The most visible change to Vandenberg's network users will be in the format of e-mail address. The migration replaces the old first.last@vandenberg.af.mil e-mail address with a standard first.last@us.af.mil address. This standard, also referred to as your E-mail for Life, will remain with users for the duration of their career, employment, or affiliation with the Air Force regardless of the base or organization assigned.

As more bases join the AFNet, Airmen will be able to login to their accounts from any AFNet base without requesting and creating an additional account. This will ease user's access to the network during deployments, temporary duty, or permanent change of station.

The AFNet migration will allow for operational control of the network under a single commander. The benefits of this migration include: standardization, increased collaboration capabilities, and more efficient use of Air Force resources.

Units will be migrated in phases, and each user will be notified of their specific migration date and time by a mix of e-mail notice and desktop alert (pop-up) prior to migration

In order to prepare for your mailbox transfer:
- Ensure your mail is not being delivered directly to personal folders, or PST, during the transfer period.
- Reduce the size of your mailbox; move older emails to a locally stored PST. Accounts exceeding size limits will be unable to send/receive messages.
- Back up your PST to an approved portable hard drive.

If you're traveling, on leave or deployed, you will still be migrated, if and only if your mailbox is under its size limit. You can still access your email using Outlook Web Access

Most of the migration and changes will be transparent to the users, but to ensure a smooth transition, lookout for eAdvisorires for detailed information. For any questions or additional information please visit Vandenberg's AFNet migration SharePoint site which can be reached from the 30 SCS SharePoint page or e-mail us at afnetmigration@vandenberg.af.mil.