Air Force implements new financial readiness training requirements

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Financial readiness can affect your ability to get the mission done, and taking care of your financial responsibilities is important to your resilience as an Airman. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright’s focus on resilience includes financial resilience.  Check out this video to get his thoughts on the topic:

Starting Nov. 15, 2019, new financial readiness training requirements went into effect. Over the course of your career as an Airman, you will need to complete financial readiness training at:

-Initial Entry
-Arrival at First Duty Station
-PCS to subsequent Duty Stations (E-4/O-3 and below) *
-Promotion (E-5/O-4 and below) *
-Vesting in TSP (@2 yrs. in service)*
-Continuation Pay (@12 yrs. in service)
-Transition to Reserve Component, Separation, or Retirement
-Leadership Training
-Birth/Adoption of First Child*

Don’t worry about tracking each of these training requirements.  You will receive notification via email when you need to complete training.   For training marked with an asterisk, you have the option to complete the training either at the Airman & Family Readiness Center or online through the MyVector Financial Readiness portal.  

“For this program, we are going to provide workshops were people can choose what they would like to take,” said David Sprouse, 87th Force Support Squadron Military Family Support Center community readiness specialist. “We will provide some one on one session, but the bulk of it is online. We brief the FTAC classes once a month one financial readiness already. If people have any questions, they can contact us.”

For all other training, the requirements are built in to existing training requirements – nothing additional for you to do.  Additionally, training requirements are not retroactive – the notification system will only notify if you meet a required training after Nov. 15, 2019.

10 US Code Section 992 requires this financial readiness training. For specific Air Force policy requirements, see the Guidance Memorandum to AFI 36-3009, Airman and Family Readiness issued May 10, 2019.  

If you have any questions, talk to a Personal Financial Manager or Counselor at your local Airman & Family Readiness Center at 609-754-3154.