Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

Update, 1 April 2020

1. ALARACT 029/2020, ARMY GUIDANCE FOR FILING PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) AND TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) TRAVEL CLAIM FOR SOLDIERS IMPACTED BY CORONA VIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) AND MILITARY PAY AND ALLOWANCES FLOWCHART (FOUO), DTG: R 301324Z MAR 20. This message provides procedural guidance to ACOMs, ASCCs, and DRUs for filing permanent change of station (PCS) or temporary duty (TDY) travel claims when Soldiers’ and/or dependents’ travel are impacted by COVID-19. Due to covid-19 outbreak and stop movement travel restrictions, Soldiers and family members may experience delays and travel hardships. This message provides Soldiers and leaders with COVID-19 pay and allowances flowcharts (attachment 1) to help identify assistance available and how to process travel claims.

2. ALARACT 031/2020, PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF REQUESTS FOR ON-STATION EXTENSION AND ASSIGNMENT DEFERMENT/DELETION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 HARDSHIPS (FOUO), DTG: R 302211Z MAR 20. This message applies to Regular Army (RA) commissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers and United States Army Reserve – Active Guard Reserve (USAR-AGR) commissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers in both CONUS and OCONUS locations, and  provides procedural guidance to ACOMs, ASCCs, and DRUs in support of requests for assignment deletions or deferments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Soldiers who are on assignment instructions/orders under stop move may request stabilization at their current duty station by submitting an assignment deletion or deferment request to their leadership and follow the procedures noted in this message.

3. HQDA EXORD 164-20 ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST (APFT) AND ARMY COMBAT FITNESS TEST (ACFT) DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK (FOUO), DTG: 311945Z MAR 20. Effective immediately, adjustments to the training and conduct of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) are implemented to better support COVID-19 mitigation measures, while still ensuring the physical readiness of our Soldiers. See the EXORD for specifics.

4. AG SCHOOL FY20 SPRING HR CREDENTIALING OPEN ENROLLMENT EXTENDED TO 30 APR 20.  From the AG Proponent: Due to the COVID-19 crisis the AG Proponent is extending the FY20 Spring AGS Credentialing Application period from 18 Mar 20 to 30 April 2020.  This will afford Commanders more time to review applications. Visit the following link for application instructions.

5. APRIL 2020 42A MONTHLY UPDATE. From the AG Proponent: Disseminating the 42A Monthly Update a little differently this month.  The update was sent through the ACT platform allowing it to be sent to every active duty 42A. It is also attached at the following link on S1NET.

6. APRIL 42A SGT & SSG PROMOTION ANALYSIS. From the AG Proponent: The document at the following link is to provide the Human Resources Field an analysis of the April 2020 42A Semi-centralized promotion results. This analysis considers each area that Soldiers are awarded promotion points with data pulled from Datastore.

7. NEW ARMY REGULATION 20–1, INSPECTOR GENERAL ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES, 23 MAR 20. The US Army IG School has asked that we announce the publication of a new AR 20-1, with an effective date of 23 Apr 20. The regulation is available on the APD website, and at the following link on S1NET.  As an additional resource, also attached is a slide presentation capturing the major changes that appear in the regulation. Command IGs may use this Summary-of-Change slide presentation as a training aid to bring everyone in the office up to speed on the current changes.

8. NEW VIDEOS TO ASSIST iPERMS’ SCAN OPERATORS. The Army Soldier Records Branch has posted two new videos to assist iPERMS’ Scan Operators. Visit the following link for more information.


10. TRANSFORM CATASTROPHIC THINKING INTO PURPOSEFUL ACTION. From the Army Resilience Directorate: Have you found yourself worrying about the health of those you love? How to pay the bills with a family member’s loss of income?  What your PCS will look like? During the coronavirus pandemic, when things we care about are on the line and everything is unclear, we are more likely to experience “catastrophic thinking. Even though it can feel like worrying is outside of our control, there are strategies you can put in place to be more productive with your thinking. Visit the following link for more information.

11. Recently published Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. See above. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.

12. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at

a. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE 20-018, HARDSHIP DUTY PAY – RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT DUE TO COVID-19 (HDP-ROM). The purpose of this message is to inform all of new procedures for the authorized Hardship Duty Pay – Restriction Of Movement due to COVID-19 (HDP-ROM).

b. ARMY MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE 20-019, ASSIGNMENT INCENTIVE PAY (AIP) RE-AUTHORIZATION FOR 14TH MISSILE DEFENSE BATTERY (MDB). The purpose of this message is to inform all of the re-authorization for Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) 14TH Missile Defense Battery (MDB) effective 1 October 2019.

13. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.



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