Get a head start to a ‘Right Finish’

by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The second Right Finish class was held in the Hercules Theater Dec. 7 on Ramstein.

The Right Finish class was started by Airman 1st Class Chiffon Lyles, 786th Force Support Squadron outbound assignments technician. The class offers insight to the basics of assignments including a description of the virtual military personnel flight, the assignment management system and frequently asked questions.

“I decided to start this class to save people the time of being concerned about the assignments process,” Lyles said. “I wanted to set this up to give everyone a heads up on what to expect and how to go about changing their preferred assignments if needed.”

The class breaks down the basics of assignments for all Airmen to understand.
This class was about an hour long and Lyles explained, in depth, many things in the assignments process.

From 12 to 15 months prior to the date eligible for return from overseas date to getting the port call set up, everything was laid out.

“This class was very informative,” said Airman 1st Class Teresa Poucher, 86th Airlift Wing knowledge operations manager. “Being a first-term Airman, I wasn’t sure about a lot of things and this helped me get a better understanding of the assignments process.”

Lyles talked about how joint-spouse assignments worked and clarified what the different intent codes mean for those types of assignments. She also touched on what retainability is and who is entitled to it.

“I have got some awesome feedback from these two classes,” Lyles said. “I plan on keeping this going for years to come to help out my fellow Airmen.”

Lyles is scheduled to brief the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing at a
NCO professional development seminar, Dec. 19. She plans to hold the same briefing for different squadrons throughout the new year.