7/25/2013 – JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – The Air Force launched a free mobile application geared toward informing Airmen and families about force support squadron morale, welfare and recreation events happening on their bases.
“MyAirForceLife,” developed by the Air Force Personnel Center, links eligible patrons to force support squadron-related MWR information at Air Force led installations.
“This mobile app gives force support squadrons tools to better communicate facilities and activities offered on base,” said James Anderson, the AFPC Services Integrated Marketing and Branding Branch chief. “Additionally, customers will be familiar with and are more likely to download a branded consolidated application that provides information about bases throughout the Air Force.”
Twenty locations are currently available on the app, and more than 25 additional bases are adding content to go live in the mobile app.
The locations currently on the application include: Joint Base San Antonio-Sam Houston, Lackland, and Randolph, Texas; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.; Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.; Lajes Field, Azores; MacDill AFB, Fla.; Little Rock AFB, Ark.; Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.; Minot AFB, N.D.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Patrick AFB, Fla.; Schriever AFB, Colo.; Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.; Sheppard AFB, Texas; Travis AFB, Calif.; Yokota Air Base, Japan; Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind.; March Air Reserve Base, Calif.; and the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
Within two months of its release, 3,500 individuals have downloaded the MyAirForceLife app. This mobile app provides details about force support squadron activities to include hours of operations, specials, and even directions to the event via GPS.
“MyAirForceLife also integrates the nonappropriated funds job listing which allows users to search for available jobs by facility” Anderson said. “Users can rate facilities, save contact information directly to their contact list or phone book, and call or email facilities by clicking on the link.
To download the application, users should open their smartphone app store and search MyAirForceLife.
Once downloaded, users can select their favorite base or multiple locations. After selecting a base, the app will open the main menu and automatically connect the user to upcoming events happening at the specific base.
The main menu provides users with upcoming events, which scroll at the bottom of the screen, and gives them several options to choose from.
Users have the option to search for events happening on their bases, check in with their local food vendors, see what is going on at the local fitness center and even find out about any family events happening on their base.
The application allows users to manage the base selected via the option menu. This option allows users who receive orders the ability to see what events are happening at their new base.
Airmen interested in seeing their base added to the MyAirForceLife app should contact their installation’s force support squadron. For more information about the MyAirForceLife mobile app and force support squadron MWR activities, visit service’s website at www.myairforcelife.com.