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Family member travel screenings now automated for Airmen, Guardians

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) --

Airmen and Guardians selected for a permanent change of station are now able to access automated family member travel screenings.

As of Aug. 30, Department of the Air Force members with dependents selected for an assignment will receive an email and a myVector notification to complete the mandatory screening questionnaire electronically; paper copies of the AF Form 4380, Air Force Special Needs Screener, are no longer accepted.

“We have been making numerous changes to our systems and processes to streamline and simplify the lives of our Airmen, Guardians and families,” said Tami Nelson, Headquarters Air Force transformation leader. “The new digitized process is a much cleaner way to clear members for their assignment.”

Though all Airmen and Guardians with dependents must complete the travel screening questionnaire prior to PCS, the automated system update is especially beneficial for EFMP families, Nelson said.

For EFMP families, the automated capabilities will eliminate many, if not all, medical appointments, enable Common Access Card-free system access, and allow family members to complete the paperwork electronically, which will also save data and smooth the process for future PCS moves.

“These changes are part of a bigger process,” Nelson said. “Because we have implemented an automated system, we will also be able to take cases through the system electronically, which means better routing and accountability. Members will be able to track their case and find where it is in the process, which means greater transparency.”

Nelson said one of the most important features of the automated travel screener is a section that allows families to enter additional pertinent information.

“If you are in need of a specific specialty, have previously been to the base, or have done your research and know there are providers available, the more information you give us, the faster your case will process,” she said.

Prior to travel clearance, members will receive a notification whether care is available.

“When care is not available our assignment navigators will assist you with other options,” Nelson said. “There are a lot of great assignments out there and we may be able to move you to one that's a better fit for your family’s medical and educational needs.”

For more information on family member travel screenings requirements, Airmen should contact their local Military Personnel Flight Career Development Section or Medical Treatment Facility EFMP-Medical office.

EFMP families can find more information by using these resources:
EFMP Central Cell – afpc.dp3x.workflow@us.af
DAF Family Vector website
Total Force Service Center – (800) 525-0102; (210) 565-0102 (option 7)
DAF EFMP Facebook page