Armed Forces News

Air Force Materiel Command officials have fielded a tool designed to help airmen keep close track of their deployment information. The Deployment Qualification System gives individuals access to their current deployment-readiness status, including prerequisites like self-aid and buddy care, chemical-warfare training and weapons qualifications, said Maj. Jeff Stephan, DQS program manager. Unit deployment managers will receive expiration reminders for their law of armed conflict training or self-aid buddy-care training, he said. Other improvements include reminders e-mailed to course enrollees before scheduled courses, a course roster e-mail sent to training providers when registration closes out, and new UDM and commander reports.