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Air Force prepared for largest virtual promotion release

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Air Force Personnel Center here will post selection lists for technical and master sergeant promotions on the Air Force Portal and AFPC public and military Web sites June 26 at 8 a.m. Central Time.

This will be the third major enlisted promotion release using the new Web-based process, and by far the largest release at 12,614 names.

The virtual promotion release ensures timely world wide access to all Airmen and their families. This is one more initiative AFPC has taken to expand on technology through delivery of personnel services via 24-hour access to Web-based personnel information.

Due to the large number of Airmen on this release, the Center has increased its systems capabilities 30 percent to ensure everyone has access to the list promptly that morning.

"We've also given our Airmen four different venues to access the list," said Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hall, chief, Enlisted Promotions and Military Testing Branch. "Spreading the access to multiple Web sites decreases the possibility of overloading a single server."

In addition to the AFPC public Web site, the list will also be posted on the:

* Air Force Portal

* AFPC Spotlight 

* Promotions page on the AFPC "Ask" Web site

Airmen can access their score notices via Air Force Portal and virtual Military Personnel Flight.

The Web-based, virtual promotion release system resolves several challenges from the former promotion notification process: notifying Airmen all over the world on a specific date and time, safeguarding the integrity of the list against unauthorized release and premature notification, as well as letting non-selects determine their status at the same time.

For more information, visit the Enlisted Promotions page on the AFPC "Ask" Web site. You can also get more information through the 24-hour Air Force Contact Center at (800) 616-3775.