JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas –
As part of Air Education and Training Command's efforts to advance force development across the Air Force, officials here announced the Phase II launch of the service’s myTraining application to Airmen June 7.
The myTraining system, "powered by myLearning," is replacing the Total Force Training Record, or TFTR, for Airmen and Guardians and provides the capability through 21st Century learning tools to manage the training lifecycle for Total Force personnel. myTraining was designed by the AETC Learning Services Division to enhance productivity, efficiency, and mission effectiveness and upward reporting to other services to share data needed for joint mission accomplishment.
"The old way of tracking learning is obsolete and needs to be modernized to accelerate the change we need to keep pace with demand and the fast-paced virtual learning world we live in today," said Col. Randy Oakland, director of AETC Operations and Communications. "The myTraining platform is another example of how AETC is developing empowered Airmen with the attributes required to compete, deter aggression, and win in the high-end fight."
Additionally, the Air Force will see significant savings by eliminating redundant infrastructure, and Airmen and Guardians will spend less time on different applications, Oakland said.
As the replacement for TFTR, the more-modern myTraining is now integrated into myLearning's applications with migrated data from the legacy Training Business Area, or TBA, and Air Force Training Record, or AFTR.
"Tracking a lifetime of training and career progression, myTraining provides a one-stop-shop to record all learning, whether it occurs in a specialized training or education program, on the job or off-duty, or even training with another military service," said Floyd McKinney, chief of the AETC Learning Services Operations division. "Over 800,000 Total Force Airmen & Guardians needed an on-the-job training management and tracking system; myTraining now delivers it."
According to McKinney, the fully interoperable and secure platform has a host of operational benefits for commanders and supervisors at all levels.
"The operational benefits of myTraining include the ability to deliver, track and report on mission readiness training in one location, and maximize preparation during force generation cycles," McKinney said. "The system gives options for MAJCOM-unique environments, and reduces overall lime spent by Airmen and Guardians on different platforms by using shared services."
The updated application enables supervisors to assign, monitor, document and record Training and Education activities for individuals to accomplish at specified times throughout their careers, while also allowing specified roles, such as training managers, deployment monitors or commanders, to obtain and provide status reports at the individual and organizational levels, McKinney said.
myTraining is expected to reach final operating capability in the fall of 2022.
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