influence on the replacement of food service personnel being replaced on a timely basis. The
Installation Food Advisor receives this data on the IFA module of AFMIS and all the reports
from the installation are compiled onto a consolidated report. Failure to update
your cook status report may result in food service personnel not being assigned in a timely
(1)Serial number. Once a soldier has been entered into the system, the system
automatically assigns them a serial number. This number may be used later for editing purposes
such as deleting and modification.
(2) General information. Explain to the students that as they fill in the pertinent
information into the blocks, the data must be entered in a certain format. If a student does not
know how to enter in data the F5 key may be used to bring in a sub-menu that will list all
possible options for that specific data block.
(3) Remarks. Managers should use this block as a communication device to their Food
Advisors and IFA's. i.e. Soldier is on leave, TDY, school, etc...
Equipment Review / Update.
a. CTA 50-909 compliance. As managers update their equipment data, they should use
CTA 50-909 as a reference for corresponding NSN's. Any equipment that can not be referenced
through the CTA may be added by the IFA. The IFA has the capability of adding new Line Item
Numbers to the AFMIS system that will then allow new equipment to be added to the system.
b. Electrical equipment. Update. Equipment that is stored on the AFMIS automated DA
3988-R needs to be updated and reviewed quarterly. Managers must understand that the
information that is stored on their database is used to assist the Installation Food Advisor when
fiscal budgeting is done. If this data is incorrect the IFA will not be able to project the needs of
each dining facility for needed equipment.
(1) Serial number. This information is taken from the equipment data plate, located on
the individual piece of equipment. Each serial number is unique to one specific piece of
(2) Line Item Number. This number is referenced through CTA 50-909. All LINs
must be matched to LINs on the AFMIS database. Any number that is entered onto the AFMIS
system must be on the database, otherwise the system will respond by saying you have entered
an incorrect LIN. Managers who have new equipment in their facilities may enter this
equipment into their AFMIS systems by informing the IFA that they have equipment that cannot
be referenced through CTA 50-909. The IFA can create LINs for this equipment through his/her
terminal at the IFA office. IFA's that are not familiar with the procedures for entering this
information should reference the IFA End Users Manual.
(3) National Stock Number. This number may be obtained from the equipment data
plate. It should be noted that there may be several NSNs for each LIN. An example of this