JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- The Air Force has temporarily halted permanent change of station moves and most temporary duty assignments to Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever AFB, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and the U.S. Air Force Academy for military members and civilians as the result of wildfires burning in the Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. The stop movement order, initiated by the Air Force Space Command and USAFA commanders, is in effect until further notice. Stateside-based Airmen projected to move to Peterson, Schriever, Cheyenne Mountain or USAFA, and those who have out-processed but have not departed from their current duty station must not depart or proceed. Those scheduled for leave enroute may continue, if leave is not taken in the affected area, but must consult with their current base personnel section.
"Airmen planning to take leave outside the stop movement area may proceed, but if the stop movement order is still in place when their leave ends, they will not be able to sign in at the Academy, and any additional time will be charged to their leave account," said Ron Gallucci, AFPC Assignment Programs and Procedures Branch. Airmen stationed overseas who have a projected assignment to one of the bases affected and have a June or July 2013 date eligible for return from overseas, who have not yet departed the overseas area have options. Members who do not intend to take leave enroute and who have not yet signed out of their unit will not be allowed to proceed until further guidance is provided. Voluntary return from overseas extension requests will be considered, and some affected Airmen may be authorized additional temporary lodging allowance. Airmen, including technical school graduates, who have already departed their last permanent duty station will not be allowed to proceed to the affected bases. To ensure they are aware of the situation and have instructions, military personnelists from their former duty station will contact them, Gallucci said. Air Force civilian employees are also affected by the stop movement order, said Christine Armstrong, AFPC civilian force integration directorate. Civilians who need information and guidance can contact their local civilian personnel section, or email the AFPC program management and evaluation branch at email@example.com. Temporary duty assignment moves are also affected, and members who are scheduled for a TDY to one of the affected installations must consult their unit for instructions, said Gallucci. Airmen assigned to any of the affected installations who are on leave or TDY from their unit are authorized to return, with their unit commander's approval.
All Airmen assigned to the one of the affected installations or who live in the affected area or whose dependent family members are in the area must also log in to the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System at https://afpaas.af.mil to ensure they and their family members are accounted for, AFPC officials said. Go to http://www.afpc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123352268 for more information on logging in to the accountability system. For more information about the stop movement order, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil. Select "search all components," and enter "stop movement" in the search window.