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NEWS | July 28, 2015

315th AW app puts information at your fingertips

By Michael Dukes 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 315th Airlift Wing recently released a new mobile device app which brings the wing's latest news and information to Reservists' fingertips.

"We wanted to have our own app that would make it easier for our Reservists to stay up to date on the wing," said Maj. Wayne Capps, 315th AW Public Affairs officer. "We live in a very mobile society where almost everyone has a smartphone or tablet device. People use their mobile devices to stay connected with social media, to brush up on the latest news, and we think our app fits perfectly into their mobile lifestyle."

Besides news, the app features a push message technology that will allow the wing to send out urgent messages including weather alerts and government shut downs.

"We are very excited about the push notification feature in the app," said Capps. "This makes it easier to quickly get important information to our Reservists. But rest assured, we will only use push notices for the most important of messages so these alerts will be rare."

From the home screen, the 315th AW app provides users with buttons to the latest alert messages and our wing news feed. It also adds something that Reservists who live out of the local area will find useful - a one-touch button that gives the local weather.

A subpage provides links the 315th AW's social media platforms as well as quick links to our website, leadership biographies, fact sheets and more. There's even a button that will allow our Reservists to send a picture for consideration for posting on the wing's social media.

"The idea for a mobile app came to us a few years ago," said Capps. "We had the visual design and the content, but it took a while to find a solution for an app that would work on the vast variety mobile devices currently available and in use."

The 315th AW app is free and can be found at your device's app store by searching "315th Airlift Wing." The app is only about a six megabyte download so you don't have to worry about it taking up precious storage space on your device.