Did you know that you can connect remotely to an Air Force Desktop Environment from home? Using the VMware Horizon Client, your Common Access Card (CAC) and just a few minutes of your time, get connected to an FOUO/UNCLASSIFIED remote instance so you can check email, visit AFPC Secure websites, and use a licensed copy of Microsoft Office from home. This program works for both macOS and Windows.
- Purchase a CAC reader compatible with your device/operating system. I personally recommend Identiv USB Smart Card Reader (which comes in both USB-A/normal and USB-C/new configurations).
- Visit https://afrcdesktops.us.af.mil/portal/ in your browser.
- Either download the Horizon Client software (recommended) or use the HTML in-browser option.
- If you choose to download the Horizon Client software to your computer, then when choosing to connect to a remote server, enter afrcdesktops.us.af.mil into the server address bar when you do.