GTIMS conference enables the mission

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  • By 2nd Lt. Geneva Croxton
  • 60th Air Mobility WIng Public Affairs


TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.,-- From Nov. 15-17, Airmen from all squadrons of the 60th Operations Group hosted the Graduate Training Integration Management System user conference for Air Mobility Command, proving their dedication to mission success.

The conference was open to units throughout active duty, Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard. In all, 170 Airmen and civilians from 18 bases were in attendance, working together to refine their GTIMS knowledge.

GTIMS is an all-encompassing program, allowing aircrew to optimize and manage all aspects of aviation operations and training. The GTIMS program covers personnel, resources, planning, schedules, standards and evaluation, flight records and reporting.

Additionally, GTIMS reduces spending by operating a standardized system generating savings in personnel and travel costs for inspections and audits.

The information-transfer event was led, briefed and facilitated by units with briefings on request from the Enterprise Solutions Desk, providing GTIMS users worldwide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The GTIMS ESD utilizes best practices Service Operation processes, leveraging industry-leading software support tools for timely resolution for software application accessibility issues.  Six members from Data Systems Analysts’ team from across United States provided support to the attendees.

During the conference, attendees engaged with system experts from Travis’ GTIMS Center of Excellence, AMC Staff policy makers and Northrup Grumman as well as DSA Contractors to provide best practices in scheduling, training, and standardization and evaluation processes. Policy issues also were addressed, with attendees receiving training on new system modifications during the three-day conference.

The conference also allowed for breakout sessions for squadron aviation resources management personnel to focus on streamlining processes to facilitate more timely, to significantly reduce time spent manually inputting flying accomplishments into records.  Attendees were provided a direct line to AMC to influence system enhancements and policy changes to improve the system, making it better and more robust.

“The event was a success,” said Capt. Joey Brewer, 21st Airlift Squadron pilot and conference coordinator. “The networking and communication between the diverse set of attendees helped people better understand what GTIMS has to offer and find ways to improve their processes.”

The conference had the highest attendance of the program’s eight-year history in AMC.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to help us do business better,” said Brewer. “We are looking at when we can hold another conference to continue implementing the system throughout the Mobility Air Forces.”