122nd FW Blacksnakes test new AF Connect app

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  • By Senior Airman Rita L. Jimenez
  • 122nd Fighter Wing

FORT WAYNE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. (Nov. 4, 2018) – The 122nd Fighter Wing is excited to announce that testing for the new AF Connect app has begun. The app includes exclusive 122nd FW content and is now available for download on personal smart devices. 

The 122nd FW is one of five wings chosen to test the new AF Connect Phone app for the Air Force. They are the first and only Air National Guard unit testing this app. The AF Connect Phone app has everything needed to stay in touch and up to date with the USAF and other base members. Features include, but are not limited to notifications, news, a base directory, a fitness calculator, resources, links and CAC-enabled features like the AF Portal, DTS, Web Mail and more.

The AF Connect app was presented to the Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright at the Air Force Spark Tank, Feb. 23, 2018. The Air Force Spark Tank is a competition that showcases innovative ideas to senior leaders. 

The 122nd FW was invited to send a Public Affairs team for AF Connect app training at Buckley AFB, Colorado on Sep. 11, 2018. The team included Photojournalists Tech. Sgt. William Hopper, Staff Sgt. Justin Andras and Senior Airman Rita Foster. The team returned home with knowledge about how to use, customize and maintain the new app. They were also given the means to distribute free smart device CAC readers, to enable beta testers to access CAC-enabled features in the app.

The ultimate goal of this test is to obtain feedback. This data gives the app’s developers the information they need to fix-bugs and make the app as user friendly as possible. Users of the app are highly encouraged to give feedback via contact forms available on the app and the 122nd FW website.