OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. --
The following resources are available to 102IW members to enable them to work from home.
We have divided this resource list into two categories: members using personal computers and members using government computers.
NOTE: CAC Readers required for all teleworking
If you have any problems or questions regarding these solutions please contact your local CST, or contact the CFP at extension 4000.
TELEWORK SOLUTIONS FOR PERSONAL COMPUTER USE
OUTLOOK WEB ACCESS (OWA)
Outlook Web Access allows members using personal computers with a CAC reader to access their enterprise (military) email via their home network.
NOTE: For best results Internet Explorer is the preferred browser
- Open your browser and navigate to https://web.mail.mil/owa
- When prompted for credentials select the PIV (authentication) certificate, the one that’s sixteen digits in length (E.G. 1234567890127004@mil)
- Once authenticated, you will be given a direct link which you can save to favorites for faster navigating.
- Follow that link and you will be brought to your email inbox.
NOTE: Encrypted emails (sending + receiving) will be unavailable unless S/MIME is installed
To install S/MIME within OWA, go to options → see all options → settings → S/MIME → download the S/MIME control
The following information was received from the Air Force Portal. The site page along with mentioned attachments can be found at (https://www.my.af.mil/gcss-af/USAF/ep/contentView.do?contentType=EDITORIAL&contentId=c2DA148126B2372F0016B2D09E194009A&channelPageId=s6925EC13560D0FB5E044080020E329A9&programId=t587B5C096B2372F1016B2D080835010F)
NOTE: This resource allows you to access a virtual desktop on your personal computer. CAC and CAC READER REQUIRED!!!
Desktop-as-a-Service (aka Desktop Anywhere) now available. A Secure, remotely accessible, virtualized desktop - a breakthrough capability in the Air Force enabling users to securely access critical apps and data via their personal computers (Windows and Mac) from around the world with commercial internet connection and a CAC. Provides a rich remote user experience with the same look and feel of the user's AF physical computer - including the same Unified Collaboration capabilities!
All download instructions for Windows and Mac are available in the Attachment section of this area. Written instructions are kept up to date to reflect process changes caused by application or operating system updates.
Ensure with Windows you download the ActivClient Installer and follow the Desktop Anywhere Windows Installation Guide.
For Mac users utilize the desktop Anywhere Mac Installation Guide.
If you have security concerns about using Desktop Anywhere, we suggest you read the Desktop Anywhere Security Pamphlet.
For self-help content, frequently asked questions, comments, and concerns please join the Desktop Anywhere Facebook Group. A valid military email address and matching Facebook profile is required for access. Find solutions to issues others in the community are having by posting your questions or help others by sharing your experience. Search for “AFRC Desktop Anywhere” and join “AFRC Horizon View Desktop as a Service (aka Desktop Anywhere)” or use the group link below. https://www.facebook.com/groups/359448488094264/
HQ AFRC CFP phone support is available weekdays 0730-1700 to provide account and network support at comm (478) 327-1999 or DSN 497-1999.
HQ AFRC CFP is unable to provide assistance for issues concerning personal computers but we are able to help correct account and session issues. (e.g. hung sessions that cause .ost errors)
MCCC limited support is available after hours for account and network status only at comm (478) 327-1783 or DSN 497-1783.
Some account and session issues can be corrected but MCCC will create a ticket for CFP to resolve during normal business hours.
TELEWORK SOLUTIONS FOR GOVERNMENT COMPUTER USE
VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN)
If you have been identified by your leadership as approved for telework, you need to coordinate with your local CST and accomplish the necessary VPN paperwork and CBTs.
- IWI 33-107 VPN Policy
The CBTs can be found here:
More information can be found in the VPN Access Request Paperwork text file in the aforementioned folder.
Please contact the CFP if you require any assistance with this process.
NOTE: VPN software bust be installed prior to use.
- Open the START menu and type “software”, open the Software Center desktop app shown.
- Under the applications tab select Cisco AnyConnect → Install
- Once you are logged in to your government laptop, you must connect to a wired or wireless network.
- After you verify network connection status, navigate to your toolbar and select the up arrow to show hidden icons
- Click on the Cisco AnyConnect Icon to launch the VPN program (you can hover your mouse over the icons to display the names)
Select VPN 2 → connect
- When prompted for credentials select your signature certificate.
- Once you are connected you should be able to access outlook and the network drives as normal.