YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – This set up in western Tokyo on Wednesday turned the newest Air Pressure base to interchange its home made smartphone app with USAF Join.
The change got here out of the blue, with no advance discover, however USAF Join has been changing smartphone purposes at navy installations throughout the Pacific all yr. The timeframe for these transitions is as much as the person wings, stated Capt. Veronica Perez, a spokesperson for Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii.
The USAF Join cell app offers base directories, emergency contacts, coronavirus coverage updates, set up bulletins, base shuttle schedules and social media hyperlinks. It launched in April 2019, and Pacific installations began including it in January, based on PACAF information releases.
Customers should obtain the USAF Join app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, then choose their unit from a drop-down menu and add it to their favorites. In contrast to the now defunct Yokota Join, the USAF app permits customers so as to add a couple of unit to their favorites.
Air bases within the Indo-Pacific area on the app embody Anderson Air Pressure Base, Guam; Kunsan Air Base, South Korea; Yokota and Misawa Air Base, each in Japan; and PACAF headquarters in Hawaii.
“We don’t handle the app for the Air Pressure, and every wing makes use of it in another way,” Perez stated in her e mail. “Wings in Pacific Air Forces can make the most of the app at their very own discretion based mostly on the wants of their audiences.”
USAF Join was developed by 4 airmen with Air Pressure Reserve Command at Robins Air Pressure Base, Ga.: Col. Tri Trinh, Lt. Col. Mike Fellows, Capt. Liquat Ali, Senior Grasp Sgt. Timm Huffman.
Theirs was one among six concepts to compete as a finalist within the 2018 Spark Tank, an innovation competitors that allowed service members to current their ideas for enhancing on a regular basis life for troops and their households to senior leaders. The 2018 finalist showcase occurred in Orlando, Fla.
Yokota partner Brittany Parlier stated she has been discovering the brand new app useful.
“I added Yokota as my base and it was straightforward to navigate,” she wrote Thursday on Fb. “It took a pair minutes to seek out all the pieces, but it surely’s all there. Not less than the information I at all times used within the Yokota Join App.”
The Military and Marine Corps even have cell apps with fast hyperlinks to social media pages, references to service department rules, information and nationwide and native directories.
Like USAF Join, these apps supply a searchable database of installations. The one notable distinction is that reasonably than offering real-time updates, the apps have hyperlinks to every base’s web site for assets similar to information and gate info.
The Navy has an app known as Navy App Locker that connects customers to info on the department’s management programs, suggestions for brand new sailors and rules and reference guides.
The MarinesMobile, U.S. Military Information and Data and Navy App Locker purposes are additionally accessible in each the Apple App Retailer and Google Play.