By Tech. Sgt. Pamela Smith
437th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AMCNS) – Charleston AFB has made accessing personal information easier by installing three “Air Force Onestop” interactive computer kiosks. According to Air Mobility Command officials, Charleston is the first base in the command to test and implement the kiosk system.
By using the kiosks, which look similar to ATM machines, Airmen can find out a variety of information, including finance and personnel matters, housing and health and wellness information, and a variety of other military-related issues and base services.
“The kiosk allows members to do a wide range of things,” added 2nd Lt. Krista Torres-Leaman, 437th Comptroller Squadron deputy financial services officer, “like look at the virtual MPF, MyPay, print maps of the base, etc.”
To reach a majority of the base population, the kiosks were installed at three high-traffic areas, including the dining facility, the 437th Medical Group and the base exchange.
“We chose the BX to hit the base population to include retirees; we chose the dining facility to give Airmen 24-hour access; and the medical clinic because it’s a high-traffic facility for all military members, to include family members,” said Lieutenant Cohn, financial services officer for the 437th CS.
According to AMC officials, Charleston is one of three bases in the command testing the information kiosks. The kiosks will also be tested at Pope AFB, N.C., and Fairchild AFB, Wash.