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Military members help identify exceptional family members before a new assignment

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  • By Donovan Potter, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UtahAs military members with dependents receive a permanent change of station notification, an initial action that should be accomplished quickly is a family member travel screening.

Completing the automated FMTS process helps identify people who require assistance through the exceptional family member program.

This is a key element necessary to generate orders for the PCS move.

When information goes into the system, an FMTS screener will trigger necessary processes for those going to an oversea assignment, regardless of EFMP considerations, and those who have special needs regardless of their PCS destination.

Capt. William Werner, 75th Force Support Squadron, said any delay in action by the service member could result in delayed processing, and ultimately delayed orders.

“My advice for people is to promptly complete the FMTS as soon as they get the notification,” he said. “This helps us take care of our Air Force personnel and their family members before the PCS move. 

Anyone with questions about the FMTS process can reach out to their leadership team for additional guidance.