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Air Guard Families Encouraged to Register with AFPAAS

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- The lifestyle we adapt as a military family is to prepare for the separation from our Guardsmen as they annually train to be "ready to deploy."

Families should also adapt the mindset and learned behavior to prepare to evacuate in case of natural disasters, prepare a shelter-in-place, or seek refuge when traveling if they encounter a disaster.

While we would inherently attempt to contact our Guardsmen to inform them of our whereabouts, it's encouraged as an additional safety net to report our whereabouts to proper authorities.

The Air National Guard, keeping pace with our Air Force counterparts, has made available the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System.

The AFPAAS is a website designed to help Air Force personnel and their families directly affected by natural and man-made disasters allowing them to update their current accountability status.

The website provides a tool to report families status, current location, update emergency contact information and request assistance.

AFPAAS helps the Air Force leadership to account for personnel and to make decisions that support Guardsmen and their families.

Without question, Air Guard families should add to their knowledge bank, this timely reporting and tracking tool, to identify their well-being and whereabouts in times of emergencies.

For more information, visit the AFPAAS website at https://afpaas.af.mil, check out the brochure at http://www.129rqw.ang.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100908-045.pdf, or contact your Wing Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager at carolann.wunderlin@ang.af.mil or call 650-603-9118.