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Website is one-stop shop for deployment-related issues

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airmen can access information about their upcoming deployment at the Air and Space Expeditionary Force Online website.

The AEF Online website, located at https://aef.afpc.randolph.af.mil/, provides a single access point for all AEF-related issues to include reporting instructions, tempo banding, training requirements, functional area posturing and sequencing guidance.

AEF Online is organized into six key areas: deployment information, force providers, Air Reserve components, education and training, intermediate TDYs and personnel readiness operations. The website also provides several applications designed to help commanders Air Force-wide.

The commander's toolkit application found on AEF Online provides commanders with a critical tool for managing the readiness of unit personnel, said Col. James Horton, the director of AEF and Personnel Operations at the Air Force Personnel Center.

"The No. 1 desire for most commanders is to get back time on the calendar, and this toolkit does just that by giving them a one-stop website to ascertain readiness," the colonel said. "This is better than the old way of relying on multiple agencies sending spreadsheets out that were not current by the time you got them."

The commander's toolkit provides a common access card-enabled, single-point access to preventive individual medical readiness and Military Personnel Data System information. This includes AEF indicator and security clearance information for all assigned personnel.

Future upgrades to the commander's toolkit will add additional interface capabilities to Advanced Distributed Learning Service, Security Forces Management Information System, Automated Civil Engineer System-Personnel and Readiness, and Deployment Availability Code information.

Through the toolkit, commanders can manage unit readiness by reviewing unit personnel and medical status stop-light charts. They can also generate duty status reports, medical due and overdue reports, and profile reports to ensure readiness.

The toolkit also features a built-in e-mail notification system to enable commanders, or their designees, to send e-mails to members who are due or overdue on readiness items. Commanders may designate up to three individuals, such as unit deployment manager, operations officer and chief enlisted manager, for access to commander's toolkit.

To use commander's toolkit, commanders must first establish an AEF Online account and then request a commander's toolkit role of "CTK_USER" with the justification of "Appointed Unit Commander." The system will prompt the commander to enter the PAS codes for which he or she has G-series orders authority.

Approval normally takes 48 to 72 hours, and commanders will receive system-generated e-mail notices for automatic account creation, role request and account approval. The spectrum of toolkit users ranges from unit to major command commanders.

For additional information contact the commander's toolkit program manager at DSN 665-1192.