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AF officials releasing enlisted quarterly assignment listing on Oct. 22

Posted 10/16/2012   Updated 10/16/2012 Email story   Print story


by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

10/16/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Air Force officials are releasing the enlisted quarterly assignment listing, or EQUAL, on Oct. 22 for the July to September 2013 overseas assignment cycle. Enlisted Airmen must update their assignment preferences by Nov. 1 and they will be notified of their assignment selections by Nov. 16.

"We are accelerating the release of the EQUAL list to allow us time to complete the overseas assignment cycle before the Military Personnel Data System upgrade in December," said Michael Kiel, Air Force Personnel Center integrated assignment, applications and training chief. "If Airmen do not update their assignment preferences by Nov. 1, they will not be considered as volunteers for the overseas assignments advertised on EQUAL."

EQUAL posts upcoming assignments by Air Force Specialty Code and rank. Airmen are instructed to review, prioritize and list their assignment preferences based on the EQUAL list. Airmen can update their assignment preferences on the virtual Military Personnel Flight application and view the EQUAL list on the myPers website at Active duty Airmen on temporary duty during the EQUAL advertising period can contact their nearest personnel support office for assistance.

The Air Force is upgrading and transferring MilPDS to the Defense Information Systems Agency's Defense Enterprise Computing Center and the upgrade project is scheduled to take about 23 days to complete. During this period, MilPDS will not be available.

MilPDS is the primary records database for personnel data and actions that occur throughout every total force Airman's career. MilPDS is also used to initiate Airman pay actions, maintain Air Force accountability and strength data and support a host of interactions with other Air Force processes and systems that rely on personnel data.

Reserve and Guard members will receive specific instructions from the Air Force Reserve Command and Air Reserve Personnel Center concerning how the MilPDS upgrade will impact their personnel programs. More information is available on the ARPC public website at

Officials will continue to release additional information and guidance to the Air Force's manpower, personnel, services and pay communities and total force Airmen to continue to educate them on how the service will perform critical personnel and pay tasks during the MilPDS upgrade.

For more information about the EQUAL list or MilPDS upgrade, visit the myPers website at

1/1/2013 10:01:19 PM ET
The word never got out here at my location unless there was a hidden motive for no one to not be informed. A mass email needs to be sent to the entire members since some bases personnel section lack the ability to inform the masses.
TSgt T, Yokota AB
10/23/2012 10:21:32 AM ET
Sorry everyone. They're too busy deciding what job to give me on the NCORP to post the list.
Jaramiah, Malmstrom
10/22/2012 5:53:49 PM ET
It is up as of 1553 Mountain Time. Good luck
Me, Here
10/22/2012 5:42:35 PM ET
Way to drop the ball drop the list guy. Now AMS says 23 Oct and I sacrificed my sleep for nothing.
Same SSgt Thomas, Kadena
10/22/2012 5:42:08 PM ET
At what point do we drawdown all military personnel at AFPC and hire civilians At least they can be held accountable for being incompetent.
TD, Europe
10/22/2012 5:40:20 PM ET
AMS is now showing it will be released on 23 Oct. I guess we will see if it will actually be posted tomorrow
MSgt, Mountain Home
10/22/2012 5:37:31 PM ET
Nope another AFPC let now says 23 October.
MSgt, Langley
10/22/2012 5:35:54 PM ET
The 22nd is now the 23rd. I guess you need to re-write this article.
Steve, Patrick
10/22/2012 5:31:28 PM ET
Well they changed the 7 nov date but still no lists.
MSgt K, Ecuador
10/22/2012 5:28:37 PM ET
Good ol' fashion hurry up and wait technique... you got me AFPC. Didn't even see it coming well played Please release the list.
Same SSgt Thomas, Kadena
10/22/2012 4:51:38 PM ET
It now says it'll be released on the 22 on AMS. So hopefully soon.
Hoff, Japan
10/22/2012 4:36:47 PM ET
If it doesn't show up after 1700 CT today I wouldn't plan on seeing it until tomorrow.
SSgt NJT, Alaska
10/22/2012 4:35:28 PM ET
Where is it These things usually show up 8AM CST.
Roger B, NAVSTA Rota
10/22/2012 4:00:31 PM ET
I have been trying to access the EQUAL Overseas list all morning but I haven't seen anything yet. Has something changed
Javon, Tucson Arizona
10/22/2012 3:54:43 PM ET
Its the 23 now and still no update.
Enlisted member, Kadena
10/22/2012 3:50:50 PM ET
Why go through all the trouble to advertise the heck out of getting the list out early only to NOT get the list out when advertised
Accountability, Malmstrom
10/22/2012 3:48:00 PM ET
I called AFPC Total Force Service Center and the person I spoke with said listing will be posted by COB 22 Oct 2012. If they are referencing CDT it will be approximately 1600 to 1700 EDT or 2300 to 0000 23 Oct 2012 zulu.
TSgt L, Arizona
10/22/2012 3:44:51 PM ET
It would be nice if it was actually released
Adam, Ft. Dix
10/22/2012 3:43:35 PM ET
Did someone misread the script... EQUAL says 7 Nov and this article says 22 Oct... which is the official release date
Anonymous, Hickam
10/22/2012 3:41:12 PM ET
This story contradicts what AMS is showing please update.
TSgt Mac, Buckley AFB CO
10/22/2012 3:33:01 PM ET
As of 1430 CST still not open.
CE MSgt, Little Rock AFB
10/22/2012 3:29:00 PM ET
It's almost going home time...i would love to update my preferences...
SSgt P, Dyess AFB
10/22/2012 3:24:52 PM ET
EQUAL Overseas Assignments Listing Cycle window for EQUAL Overseas Listing Apr 2013 - Jun 2013 is closed.Next Overseas Listing Jul 2013 - Sep 2013 will be advertised on 07 Nov 2012. Guess I'll try again tomorrow.
Michael, Kadena AB
10/22/2012 3:17:00 PM ET
Its currently 1415 Central time on 22 Oct 2012. Still no listing. When will the listing be posted Thanks
TSgt P, Afghanistan
10/22/2012 3:13:58 PM ET
I spoke with AMS and they relayed the system will reflect the new EQUAL Overseas by the end of the day 22 OCT 2012 and to keep checking back. This was on 22 Oct 2012 at 1000 hrs EST. It is now 1515 EST and there is still no update. However I assume it will be updated within the next 2 hours. Hopefully...
Caitlyn Hocott, Shaw AFB SC
10/22/2012 3:12:38 PM ET
I contacted the help-desk and they told me they were working the issue. Apparently Public Affairs released the statement that the listings would be available today however AFPC has not released that information. They instructed me to continue to check AMS periodically and see if it is loaded.
SrA, Offutt AFB
10/22/2012 3:09:39 PM ET
Still no listing Ugh
TSgt, Scott AFB
10/22/2012 3:02:49 PM ET
AMS still says listings will not be up until 7 Nov.And two stories on myPers states 8 Nov and another again on 22 Oct.
10/22/2012 3:01:19 PM ET
Spoke to AFPC they are aware it has not posted yet. they are working it. Keep checking should be today
Crystal, Eglin
10/22/2012 3:01:08 PM ET
I called the Total Force Service Center earlier this morninig and I was told that the list would be posted by COB Today.
TSgt C, Lackland AFB
10/22/2012 2:48:19 PM ET
You would think AFPC would have this ready to go.
MSgt K, US Embassy QE
10/22/2012 2:41:56 PM ET
When will the list be posted
SSgt C, Scott
10/22/2012 2:37:29 PM ET
Will this be updated today
10/22/2012 2:35:27 PM ET
Is this a late April Fool's joke
Mark, Patrick AFB
10/22/2012 2:31:50 PM ET
Any status when the listing will be released.
TSgt L, Tinker AFB
10/22/2012 2:30:16 PM ET
I talked to AFPC earlier. They know it comes out today. They said the days not over yet..
SSGT, Japan
10/22/2012 2:18:35 PM ET
Typical Air Force way..... Leadership forgot to communicate to the actual people publishing the listing..
Someone Special, East Coast
10/22/2012 2:18:28 PM ET
The lists normally don't post until 1500 - 1600 East Coast time
MSgt, Langley
10/22/2012 2:16:26 PM ET
Has anyone seen the listing yet
TSgt W, OsanAB
10/22/2012 2:14:43 PM ET
I have been trying to view AMS since 0800 on the 22nd as the article states but nothing as of 1313.
MSgt E, Minot AFB
10/22/2012 2:13:32 PM ET
All the releases they had about the early release you think they would have it ready to go. Freaking AFPC
Klo, South America
10/22/2012 2:06:29 PM ET
According to AFPC Call Center the overseas listing will be posted by COB today Central Standard Time.
SMSg C, New Mexico
10/22/2012 2:00:47 PM ET
Still no overseas EQUAL...
TSgt B, Shaw AFB SC
10/22/2012 2:00:19 PM ET
Why does the Air Force announce stuff when nothing is working I don't understand why communication across our force is so bad for example this listing is suppsed to be out today but AMS is not even updated to reflect the message released makes no sense to announce that then if it isn't going to work.. Hope it drops today sometime
SSgt Matthew A Slate, Minot AFB
10/22/2012 1:58:33 PM ET
1256 and still no listing... This happened last time as well.... the list didn't actually come out till the next day... I have Airmen in my shop eagerly waiting on this listing...
10/22/2012 1:53:35 PM ET
what a surprise duty day 34 of the way over and no list yet. I wish I worked AFPC
amazing larry, IL
10/22/2012 1:50:23 PM ET
Still says 07 Nov...isn't today the 22nd of October
MSgt Kelly, USAFA CO
10/22/2012 1:49:16 PM ET
Talked with my Assignments people in the MPS and they said it probably won't populate until around 1300-1500 CST.
SSgt, FE Warren AFB
10/22/2012 1:45:32 PM ET
AFPCThe EQUAL listing is scheduled to be released about 1300 hr CST.
TSgt G, Langley
10/22/2012 1:42:25 PM ET
Does anyone know if the overseas listings are going to be posted today
SSGT, Barksdale
10/22/2012 1:37:29 PM ET
Just talked to AFPC. It is at the web shop awaiting approval to be pushed live. The technician I spoke to expects it to be on AMS in the next hour.
MSgt, Tyndall
10/22/2012 1:36:18 PM ET
I have been checking AMS all day any word on what time the list will be released
Garrett Bullington, Keesler AFB
10/22/2012 1:33:45 PM ET
Anyone know what time this thing is supposed to post I keep looking and AMS hasn't updated anything on their website yet
SSgt H, Aviano
10/22/2012 1:08:03 PM ET
1100 MST 1300 EST still no EQUAL List. If it's being delayed an announce would be nice.
MSgt T, Kirtland AFB NM
10/22/2012 12:50:20 PM ET
I am guessing they still havent made the overseas listing available. Does anyone know when it will be available
SSgt B, Italy
10/22/2012 12:47:56 PM ET
We just called AFPC and they said it should be by COB Central Time.
Enlisted, Florida
10/22/2012 12:47:49 PM ET
The last listing August that came out was actually released very late in the day Eastern Time. So it seems like this is the same situation and you may see it late in the day or maybe not til the morning depending on your shift.
10/22/2012 12:44:21 PM ET
Is anybody seeing the list posted yet I've been checking all morning and still nothing.
Robert, Davis-Monthan
10/22/2012 12:43:42 PM ET
Does anyone know when this list will actually be available in AMS Today is 22 October and the list is still not available.
A SNCO, An AFB Near You
10/22/2012 12:41:25 PM ET
load it already..
James, Langley
10/22/2012 12:34:19 PM ET
I log on to AMS and it still says 7 Nov for the time the listing is to come out. Why has it not updated yet
Jonathan, Eielson AFB
10/22/2012 12:29:44 PM ET
When is the assignment listing being released its already 1128 Central Time. I've got to get off this base ASAP
TSgt D, Grand Forks AFB
10/22/2012 12:28:17 PM ET
I am not surprised AFPC yet again cannot do something with out a screw up.
Roger B, NAVSTA Rota
10/22/2012 12:03:23 PM ET
This listing still isnt out does anyone know what time it will post
10/22/2012 11:53:17 AM ET
AMS has not released the overseas cycle yet.
10/22/2012 11:49:05 AM ET
SSgt R, Afghanistan
10/22/2012 11:47:35 AM ET
Heard rumors that it will revert back to the old date. Maybe that is due to a system glitch Not sure if its true.
airman, somewhereovertherainbow
10/22/2012 11:45:47 AM ET
This is my surprised look... listing isn't up when they say it will be... c'mon now
Not Surprised, Key West FL
10/22/2012 11:39:23 AM ET
Pertaining to this update is there a release time Its now 0838 pacific standard time and no news on the assignments yet. Is there anyway we could get some more information
Dustin, Edwards AFB
10/22/2012 11:38:47 AM ET
Any word on the list and what time it will drop I'm having the same issue as everyone else. Way to tease me with this early release notice.
SSgt Thomas, Kadena
10/22/2012 11:25:38 AM ET
Anyone at AFPC want to field the question as to when the list will actually be available The myPers articles state 8 Nov AMS reads 7 Nov still and this article says 22 Oct. Please help us out.
MSgt Looking for Assignment, Stuck Stateside
10/22/2012 11:21:49 AM ET
Anyone hear a time yet for the listing today
Tony, Charleston
10/22/2012 11:14:32 AM ET
Okay it's 0015 here which means its 1015 at Lackland. Is it coming out today
TSgt E, Yokota AB Japan
10/22/2012 11:10:22 AM ET
I just called AFPC and there is an issue and they are working on it
10/22/2012 11:09:13 AM ET
Just checked AMS it still says release will be on 7 Nov when will they actually open it up
TSgt, Kirtland
10/22/2012 11:06:24 AM ET
I've been wondering the same thing myself...its way past the time it was supposed to come out and still nothing...
Kate, Aviano
10/22/2012 11:02:17 AM ET
Was hoping this would be viewable today...oh well maybe tomorrow
MSGT, Stuttgart
10/22/2012 10:54:49 AM ET
Once again the Air Force has failed. After countless emails announcing that the EQUAL release date has been moved up and a finely written article posted on the Portal thousands of Airmen are left with no way to view the new EQUAL listing because it DOESN'T EXISTThis is why other services make fun of us We are the most technologically advanced Air Force in the world and we can't even get the Internet or email to work properly on a continual basis.I am ashamed to be an Airman
Disgruntled Airman, Hell
10/22/2012 10:51:13 AM ET
I have not been able to get in either been looking forward to this listing too
SSgt, Scott AFB
10/22/2012 10:46:47 AM ET
So it is the 22nd but still no assignment listing on AMS. Does anybody know when it will be released because AMS still says it will be available on the 7th of November even though this message was sent a while ago. Any help would be appreciated.
TSgt. Barrington, Lakenheath
10/22/2012 10:32:19 AM ET
What time will the list be posted
Pauline, Davis-Monthan AFB
10/22/2012 10:30:32 AM ET
It's 1030 on 22 Oct and still no EQUAL Overseas listing - what time will it be visible
Penny Cornelius, Robins AFB GA
10/22/2012 10:27:42 AM ET
Playing around with those dates is like playing with my emotions...does anyone have a contact at AFPC
10/22/2012 10:26:21 AM ET
Is anyone else having trouble viewing the list on AMS It still says that it will not be available until 7 Nov.
Cameron, AUAB
10/22/2012 10:24:57 AM ET
I think someone messed up completey because the overseas returnee listing is now closed and should still be opened.
TSgt J, Offutt
10/22/2012 10:08:31 AM ET
Is there a time frame this will be released I'm waiting on AMS.
10/22/2012 10:07:14 AM ET
Does anyone know what time they post the listing
SrA Collins, Offutt AFB
10/22/2012 10:05:35 AM ET
Still waiting for this listing any word on what time it's coming out
SSgt P, Cannon AFB
10/22/2012 9:56:51 AM ET
Does anyone know what time they will post the assignments The AMS site still says that assignments will flow on 7 November.
John, Aviano
10/22/2012 9:39:25 AM ET
What time will the listing post
Phil, Aviano AB
10/22/2012 9:25:21 AM ET
All of the articles I have read state the 22nd but AMS still says 7 Nov.
SSgt, Afghanistan
10/22/2012 9:19:29 AM ET
What time will the list be posted
Phil, Aviano AB
10/22/2012 9:12:44 AM ET
What time does the release come out I been on AMS all day and still no listings. Thanks
SSgt C, RAF Croughton
10/22/2012 9:12:32 AM ET
It's 22 Oct 2012 0810. AMS still says the EQUAL for Jul-Sep will not be out until 7 Nov 2012. Did someone forget to tell them that it should be out today
Enlisted member, Germany
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