Get connected: AF Connect app enables one-stop shop, mobile CAC access for Whiteman Airmen & Families
By Staff Report, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 19, 2019
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --
The Air Force has launched a new mobile app connecting Airmen with the information that matters most to their lives and careers.
The app, called Air Force Connect, equips Airmen with a new, mobile-friendly way to find important base and career information – and access frequently used CAC websites right from their phone.
Within AF Connect, Whiteman Air Force Base is now available in the app’s “Favorites” portal – with tailored local information. Simply install USAF Connect from the Apple App Store or Google Play, select ”Whiteman Air Force Base” when prompted to add Favorites and swipe left from the USAF Connect home screen. Airmen can favorite up to 10 organizations.
From there, Airmen can access localized features such as phone directories, chat groups, events calendars and receive custom notifications from their command on-the-go.
The new favorites feature also allows Airmen to retain one mobile app without the need of downloading base applications each time they travel or move to a different duty station.
“Airmen are constantly on the go and their computing needs are no longer tied to a desktop computer or a lap top,” Col. Minh Tri Trinh, AF Connect project lead said in a news release. “We believe Air Force Connect and its future iterations will continue to be transformative, delivering on the promise of convenience and the power of technology, now and into the future.”
Put it to the test
The 509th Bomb Wing is now offering CAC readers to select beta testers on Whiteman Air Force Base. These Android and/or Apple mobile CAC readers allow Airmen to access CAC-secured websites when paired with a secure mobile browser app.
This hardware and accompanying software is distributed in order to beta test ways the Air Force can increase an Airman’s access to information. The Air Force Connect Office will conduct a survey via email following the test period, starting in August.
If you’re interested in received a free reader and giving feedback to the developer team: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today – readers are only available as long as supplies last.
The app now can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple’s app store.
Editor’s Note: The Whiteman App Team utilizes location-based notifications. That means, you will only be notified when in range. When prompted, Airmen should allow the app access to the requested permissions; the app cannot be used to track your location and it collects no personal data.