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Photo: Staff Writer
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Air Force emergency system sees changes: What it means for military personnel

An Air Force-wide migration of the Emergency Mass Notification System now requires all Air Force Materiel Command military and civilian personnel to take critical steps to update their after-hours contact information for emergency notifications.

Civilian and military personnel have to update their personal information in the emergency system prior to Feb. 22. The change ensures “they can be reached, regardless of their physical location, in the event an emergency or tragic event occurs,” according to the Air Force Materiel Command.

Personnel are required to provide an after-hours phone number, though additional, optional information such as an alternate telephone number or email address can be added as well, a news release stated.

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“In the event of a natural disaster such as a hurricane or a tornado, or if there is a serious attack or threat to an installation, we need to be able to reach all of our employees to make sure they are safe and accounted,” said Master Sgt. Todd Wireman, a command and control operations training and standardization manager at AFMC, in a statement. “The EMNS is a key tool for helping keep our people safe and informed in emergency situations.”

The Air Force began the initial roll-out of the new enterprise-wide EMNS system to Air Force major commands at the end of 2018, with Air Combat Command among the first to fully migrate their personnel to the new system, the release stated.

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