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New Web application makes Assignment Management System easier to use

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Active duty Air Force members, officers and enlisted, who log on to the Air Force Personnel Center's Assignment Management System after March 21 will find a new web application that makes navigation faster and easier.

"It's all part of AFPC's on-going effort to increase service to our customers," said Master Sgt. Brad Bryant, Assignment Systems Management superintendent at AFPC. "The new web application is more user friendly, meeting Air Force and user needs."

The previous system was "button-driven," requiring the user to click from button to button in order to find the required information. The new system is rewritten in the Microsoft .Net Framework, and is menu-driven, using drop-down menus to make navigation easier and faster.

"Content hasn't changed on the website," said Steve Hicks, senior programmer with the 554th Electronic Support Group at Randolph, "but users will be amazed at the increase in efficiency. Why click your curser three or four times to reach your objective when you can click on a drop-down menu and go straight to your destination?"

The new system is also more secure, according to Capt. Dan Marcum, ASM chief.

To access the AMS site, eligible users can go to https://wwa.afpc.randolph.af.mil/AFPCSecure/PassReq.asp and click on "Secure Apps." After clicking on "AMS," users can sign in to the AMS page. "From there on," said Todd Pickering, 554th ESG senior programmer, "it is smooth sailing via the new web application."