New Web-based assignment application debuts March 3 Published Feb. 20, 2008 RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The power to apply for your next home-basing and follow-on assignment will soon be literally at your fingertips. Starting March 3, all active-duty enlisted members and officers (lieutenant colonel and below) who are slated to serve an unaccompanied tour of 15 months or less will have the ability to submit Web-based applications from any location worldwide, 24/7. The new self-service application process is part of the Air Force's ongoing commitment to Personnel Services Delivery Transformation. "This change will help streamline the application process by eliminating paperwork and unnecessary trips to the military personnel element," said Letty Inabinet, chief of the assignment programs and procedures branch at the Air Force Personnel Center here. "Starting March 3, an Airman will be able to fill out the application online, and if eligible, the system will validate it on the spot and send it to AFPC for consideration." Even though the HB/FO assignment program will be Web-based, the benefits remain the same. "The program continues to be a win-win for the Air Force," Ms. Inabinet said. "It helps reduce stress among our Airmen who don't know where their next duty station will be after they serve the unaccompanied tour, and it provides stability for our Air Force families." Home-basing assignments offer Airmen an assignment back to the same continental U.S. location, or long-tour location in Alaska or Hawaii, from where they left. Follow-on assignments offer Airmen assignment consideration to a preferred CONUS location or the overseas long-tour location of their choice. Airmen can choose up to eight CONUS locations and up to eight overseas choices. For convenience and accessibility, the application will be made available March 3 at the Virtual Military Personnel Flight https://ww3.afpc.randolph.af.mil/vmpf/Hub/Pages/Hub.asp . The program's guidelines are outlined in Air Force Instruction 36-2110; applicants are encouraged to thoroughly read the sections on entitlements and restrictions before submitting their application. For more information about the program, visit AFPC's "Ask" Web site at http://ask.afpc.randolph.af.mil and search for "Follow On." The 24-hour Air Force Contact Center (toll free 1-800-616-3775, DSN 665-5000) is also available to answer questions.