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New system makes in-processing easier for Airmen

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- PCS In-Processing System, a new on-line in-processing system, has been implemented Air Force-wide as of April 1.

PIPS currently supports most permanent change of station moves but does not have the functionality to cover accessions or a civilian PCS.

The URL to be used effective April 1 is

PIPS is designed to automate and streamline in-processing. Airmen who arrive at Vandenberg will no longer have to wait for the finance brief to file vouchers. The initial in-processing steps includes ensuring a member's common access card is assigned to Vandenberg, a computer account is established with their computer systems administrator, and Airmen will log onto PIPS and file their PCS voucher.

A test Web site is available to allow Airmen to see what the system will look like at After going to the site, select tools and PIPS will be on the left-hand side.

Self-help computers will be available in the finance lobby to assist those that prefer to work directly with finance experts.