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The 6th Comptroller Squadron at MacDill AFB, Florida supports over 15,000 military and civilian members assigned to the installation, which includes the 6th Air Mobility Wing, United States Central Command, United States Special Operations Command, and 31 mission partners. Their continuous support enables the success of unmatched air refueling, executive airlift, and installation & mission support.

The 6th Comptroller Squadron has posted great success executing $190M in support of KC-135 in air refueling and C-37 airlift missions, in addition they manage the $442M reimbursement and account operations for mission partners. Additionally, they supported CORONA South (the Air Force 4-Star & senior leader summit) with tracking and allocating resources. The squadron also showcased FM expertise during FY17 closeout by securing an additional $43.6M to fund 129 projects and unfunded requirements. In conjunction with fiscal year closeout an additional $2.5M was coordinated with higher headquarters enabling the first hurricane base evacuation in 13 years. These actions led to the safe evacuation of MacDill's KC-135 fleet valued at $1.5B and base personnel. Lastly, the 6th Comptroller Squadron’s contributions can be seen throughout the wing in support of two POTUS visits, the relocation of an additional 12 KC-135 aircraft (SATAF), and 2018 Airshow.

Over the past year the squadron has had many opportunities to showcase their outstanding personnel, culminating in two Below the Zone promotions, one selection to Master Sergeant, one Air Mobility Command Financial Management quarterly award, one Wing Staff Agency annual award, and two Wing annual awards. They were also awarded the 2017 Air Mobility Command and Secretary of the Air Force Financial Management and Comptroller Special Acts and Services award for the efforts during hurricane Irma evacuation and recovery. The 6th Comptroller Squadron strives to provide world-class customer service and unmatched budget execution for MacDill AFB and Air Mobility Command…they are truly a TOP NOTCH team!

- SAF FM Team

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Hey FMers- don’t forget that the myFMCareer Team is offering weekly online trainings every Friday throughout July. Whether you’re a civilian Airman curious about how the Career Planning Cycle (CPC) applies to you or a supervisor of civilian Airmen who’s heard the buzz about automated Individual Development Plans (IDP), you won’t want to miss this!

For more information or to sign up for myFMCareer User Training, Email the SAF/FMEW Workflow!

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It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’d like to spotlight the Air National Guard’s 124th Comptroller Flight located on Gowen Field Air National Guard Base in Boise, Idaho.

The 124th Fighter Wing maintains both state and federal missions, flying the mighty A-10 Thunderbolt II, providing world class warfighters for our nation while also standing ready to answer the call of the Governor of Idaho as guardians of the state. Demonstrating their motto of “First Class or Not At All,” the 124th FW earned the Meritorious Unit Award, the Idaho Governor’s Outstanding Unit award, and the Carl A. Spaatz Trophy signifying it as the number one flying unit in the Air National Guard while simultaneously deploying over 500 Airmen from their wing is support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Freedom’s Sentinel.

The 124th Comptroller Flight leads the way in the wing by providing full spectrum financial support to over 1,500 airmen and civilians across 18 different units, including State ANG Headquarters and one geographically separated unit. The office consists of 12 members providing Military, Travel, and Civilian Pay entitlements to a broad range of active and reserve component Airmen, as well as managing $32M in Operations and Maintenance and $37M in ANG Military Personnel Appropriation funding.

124th CPTF Airmen are seasoned combat comptrollers, deploying 25% of their office in a single year, and have developed a reputation for setting the standard. Their flight has won four Idaho National Guard Airmen of the Year awards in the last three years; SNOA of the year (2015), Airman of the Year (2016), NCO of the Year (2016), and SNCO of the year (2017). They were also recently awarded the ANG/FM Airman of the Year award, SNCO of the Year award, and Financial Services Office of the Year award for 2017. The hard work, dedication, morale and esprit de corps of the 124 CPTF is the epitome of “First Class” and makes this team truly TOP NOTCH!

- SAF FM Staff

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Got a problem? We’ve got the FICS!

…. Financial Information Collaboration Site, that is! FICS was designed for peer-to-peer collaboration throughout the FM community with features that empower squadron commanders, superintendents, FMA, and FMF personnel to provide top-notch support to peers and decision support to leadership.

Ask FM-related questions and seek advice in the forums, provide fellow Airmen with key tools and resources in the Wiki, and more! E-mail the SAF/FMEW Workflow or visit the FM Professional Development Hub on SharePoint for more information!

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The June 2018 SAF/FM Online Newsletter is now available on myFMCareer!

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It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on the 492d Special Operations Wing (492 SOW) FM Team at Hurlburt Field, FL.

The 492 SOW is a primary support unit of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), the Air Force component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The unit serves as AFSOC’s focal point for Training, Education, Irregular Warfare, Operational Test, and Innovative Combat Development. They are responsible for the training and education of Air Force special operations forces, as well as AFSOC’s Aviation Foreign Internal Defense program, Non-standard aviation program, innovation development, command-level weapons and tactics, and operational testing in support of AFSOF throughout the world.

Operating under the Total Force Integration (TFI) concept, the 492 SOW brings together the strengths of the active duty United States Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and contract personnel to form cohesive team dedicated to building new Air Commandos. The wing provides mission qualification training in SOF aviation platforms to include AC-130U, AC-130W, U-28, PC-12, MQ-1, MQ-9, C-145, C-146 as well as small unmanned aerial systems, Combat Aviation Advisors, medical element personnel, and AFSOC Security Forces. In addition to AFSOC personnel, 492 SOW is responsible for educating and training other USSOCOM components and joint/interagency/coalition partners.

The 492 SOW/FM Team is comprised of one military and five civilian Airmen who support the Wing headquarters, two groups, ten squadrons, and Disbursing Agent duties in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The flawless execution of a +$70M annual SOF and Air Force O&M budget and crucial decision support this small-but-mighty group provides made the 492 SOW/FM Team TOP NOTCH!

-SAF FM Staff

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Submit your questions for Maj Gen Pletcher in the comments below!

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FM Team,

Please join me and our FM family as we congratulate the promotion of our newest FM Majors. In today's highly competitive Air Force this is a significant accomplishment and I am extremely proud of these FMers who have achieved this milestone based on their performance and ability to lead. We wish each of you continued success as FM leaders. Congratulations to you and your families!

Best,
JR

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It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’d like to spotlight the 301st Financial Management Unit from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.

The 301st Fighter Wing, based at NAS Fort Worth JRB, is the only Air Force Reserve (AFRC) fighter unit in the state of Texas. Equipped with the F-16C+ Fighting Falcon, the Wing serves as a provider of combat-ready warriors focused on training and deployment.

With 301st Fighter Wing being the largest tenant unit on NAS Fort Worth JRB, the 301st FW/FM supports approximately 2,200 reservists and civilians assigned to Command and Wing Staff Agencies, three Groups, and three Wing attached Units with a cumulative economic impact of more than $152 million in the local community.

To maximize the Wing’s capability to “Train and deploy combat-ready airmen,” the 301 FW/FM serves as a trusted financial advisor maintaining a current annual budget of $3.7 million in Reserve Personnel Appropriation (RPA) and $32.8 million in Operation & Maintenance (O&M) funds. Making every dollar count by tenaciously balancing their limited financial resources against the Wing’s priorities, the FM’s 22 reservists and 14 civilians are enabling the provision of world-class financial services to their members.

Being immensely effective on the home front, delivering highly qualified support to other FM units across a number of MAJCOMs, and deploying combat-ready FM warriors whenever and wherever most needed, the 301st FW/FM is truly TOP NOTCH and recognized by AFRC as such! The 301st FW/FM has won a multitude of Team and Organizational awards to include 2016 and 2017 Comptroller Organization of the Year and Financial Services Office of the Year.

- SAF FM Staff

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Are you a civilian Airman curious about how the Career Planning Cycle (CPC) applies to you? Or maybe you’re a supervisor of civilian Airmen who’s heard the buzz about automated Individual Development Plans (IDP)? Either way, you’re in luck!

The myFM Career Team will be offering weekly online trainings focused on providing an overview of the IDP and Career Planning Cycle (CPC) Processes every Friday in July. Email the SAF/FME Workflow for more information or to sign up for myFM Career User Training today!

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It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’re spotlight the 96th Test Wing’s (96 TW) Comptroller Squadron (CPTS) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

The 96 TW is the beating heart of the team that covers the complete life-cycle for Air Force weapons systems. Their mission is to test and evaluate state-of-the-art weapon systems and cyber capabilities, provide quality installation and mission support, and serve as responsible stewards of our resources to deliver war-winning capabilities. The 96 TW has a distinct vision to be the most agile, innovative, and cost effective test and mission support organization in the DoD.

The 96th Comptroller Squadron is a vital member of Team Eglin and is comprised of 69 military and civilian Airmen. This team punches way above their weight class. As Team Eglin’s trusted advisers across the full spectrum of financial operations, the 96 CPTS is known for the world class customer service and decision support they provide in support of 19K personnel, 6 Major Commands, and 37 associate units. In fact, this past fiscal year the team bested AFMC’s obligation rates, earning an additional $200k to fund quality of life projects for Team Eglin’s Airmen- a testament to the stellar support and services they provide!

When they’re not contributing to the flawless execution of $336M and $3B budgets, members of the unit are active in the community, participating in numerous events, including highway cleanup, Relay For Life, and Harbor Walk, throughout the year. The hard work from this highly motivated team of finance professionals has led to: 1 BTZ, 12 promotions, 1 Honor Guard DG, 1 SNCOA DG, 2 AFMC/FM Quarterly award winners, 2 ASMC award winners, 1 Wing Annual award winner, 5 WSA Quarterly award winners, AFMC's Financial Analysis Office of the Year, and the Maj Gen Frank R. Faykes Comptroller of the Year.

The 96 CPTS boasts a league of resource management professionals dedicated to supporting the missions of the United States Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, and Team Eglin who make this team TOP NOTCH!

-SAF FM Staff

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Head over to the FM Leadership Site on SharePoint to watch CMSgt Doug Lawless’ Senior Leader Webchat-- don’t forget to complete the Senior Leader Webchat Survey to earn CETs for participating!

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The 28th Bomb Wing, located at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, is one of only two B-1B Lancer bases in the world. With 4,100 Airmen and DoD civilians, the Wing guarantees combat airpower for America and plays a critical part in our nation’s defense. With a sustained fleet of B-1 aircraft between the Thunderbirds of the 34th and the Flying Tigers of the 37th Bomb Squadrons, the storied successes within their lineage carries on as they break records and make history with Continuous Bomber Presence campaigns. The two Bomb Squadrons are on frequent rotational deployments to the Pacific and the Middle East. Furthermore, under the alignment of the 432nd Wing, the 89th Attack Squadron operates MQ-9 Reapers from ground control stations on Ellsworth.

The 28th Comptroller Squadron consists of 25 military members and civilian employees, as well as four deployed members. As a unit that is currently 52% manned, they fund the fight with an $83 million annual budget and provide on-going decision support to key leaders at Ellsworth. Furthermore, Financial Operations continues to support Airmen both on station and in their deployed AORs, with timely and accurate payments, to ensure financial readiness for them and their families. Additionally, in their free time the team assists the local communities of the Black Hills with volunteer events such as Adopt-A-Highway, Feeding South Dakota, and Cornerstone Missions.

The professionalism, dedication, individual and team efforts from these men and women has earned them: 2 CCAF degrees, 5 promotions, 1 Wing Annual award winner, 1 Wing Quarterly award winner, 1 Bomb Wing Staff Annual award winner, and 3 Bomb Wing Staff Quarterly award winners.

This squadron’s devotion to each other, their Wing and to the mission of Air Force Global Strike Command makes them truly TOP NOTCH!

- SAF FM Staff

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FM Team -

Please join me congratulating our newest FM Master Sergeants. This is a significant accomplishment in their careers and I am extremely proud of their selection. We wish each of them continued success.

Best,
JR

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Check out the May SAF FM Online Newsletter on myFM Career!

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It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’d like to spotlight the 39th Comptroller Squadron from Incirlik AB, Turkey.

The mission of the 39th Air Base Wing is to support and protect U.S. and NATO assets and people throughout Turkey while providing a full spectrum of capabilities to the warfighter. The wing also supports two geographically separated units. Winning teamwork, strategic location, and robust infrastructure combine to ensure the success of Team Incirlik. Close to many of the world's potential trouble spots, Incirlik is an important base in NATO's Southern Region. The 39th ABW helps protect U.S. and NATO interests in the Southern Region by providing a responsive staging and operational air base ready to project integrated, forward-based air power.

The 39th Comptroller Squadron “Team Money Titans” is comprised of 25 military personnel, 8 local national civilians and 3 deployed personnel. They serve over 1,400 permanent party and 400 deployed Airmen who support the only wing in the Air Force simultaneously executing 24/7 direct combat/combat support operations and a nuclear surety mission. The Money Titans provide decision support to Wing Leadership to execute a $189 million operation and maintenance budget. The 39 CPTS is home to one of the largest disbursing operations in the Air Force with a $5.4 million cash holding authority. Additionally, the 39 CPTS provides financial services to three forward deployed locations at the “Tip of the Spear” in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Recently, their financial operations team was lauded for leading the way in USAFE-AFRICA for their CMS management with only a single open case.

The hard work from this highly motivated team of finance professionals dedicated to supporting U.S. and NATO interests makes them truly TOP NOTCH!

-SAF FM Staff

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It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’d like to spotlight the 15th Comptroller Squadron from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The 15th Wing provides the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command and the Commander, Pacific Air Forces trained and equipped strategic airlift resources for contingency operations and tactical air supremacy assets with all-weather strike capability for United States and allied military aircraft. The wing operates the C-17A, C-37A, C-40B, and F-22A, while also providing command functions to operate the airfield at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The wing, in partnership with the Hawaii Air National Guard, employs Total Force combat and peacetime support to operations across Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Theater.

The 15th Comptroller Squadron, aka the “Guardians of the Gold,” is a vital member of Team Hickam and is comprised of 32 military and 7 civilian Airmen. The team provides financial services to 12,000 active duty Air Force, dependent, civilian and retired military personnel. Additionally, they deliver financial advice and decision support to Wing leadership in execution of the Wing’s $30 million budget and fulfill a $440 million accounting operation for 65 tenant and 118 geographically separated units.

The 15th Comptroller Squadron is instrumental in providing Warrior Airmen with world class financial management support to enable the delivery of world-class global mobility and en route support.
In addition to servicing the installation, the unit is also actively involved throughout the base & local community, continuously supporting programs such as the Hickam Airman’s Attic, Habitat for Humanity, Hawaii Foodbank, and the Tripler Army Medical Center Fisher Houses Foundation.

The hard work from this highly-motivated team of finance professionals has cultivated in: 10 promotions, 4 PACAF/FM Quarterly Award winners, 5 Wing & Group Annual Award winners, and 11 Group Quarterly Award winners.

This squadron’s dedication to supporting Pacific Command’s mission and its team of outstanding financial managers makes them truly TOP NOTCH!

- SAF FM Staff

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