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Public Affairs Achievement Award 

Award Cat: NCO - Wing
Winner: MAJCOM

AFI 35-101, Chapter 13

Key Points to Writing
  • WRITE!!! The more you do it, the better you get.
  • Ask for HELP, the only person looking out for #1 is you.
  • The only person looking out for your Airman is YOU!
  • Use a spell checker.  F7 works great in MS Word.
  • Use various writing resources like Merriam-Webster Online.

The following example has been taken out of Adobe Acrobat so the formatting might be off.  I did not changed mission information, only names to protect myself and the people I have received the information from.

I will attempt to give a little insight to the entire process if I know it.

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- A seasoned pro; superb leader, advisor, and professional NCO! Vital to command communication
- Carl sinks his teeth into the command editor's role! Sends only the most concise, understandable and
  value-packed products to Air Force Print News service; he works doggedly and with total confidence
  -- Clean, efficient editing style resulted in 459 stories published by renown AFMC News Service,
      leading all major commands in production; 147 were picked up by AFPN, amazing 33 percent rate!
- Published YES (Year of the Engineer and Scientist) article in Crosstalk, a DoD technical periodical
  -- While designed to inform, his quality stories had great recruiting effect--at least one hire to date!
- Several news service stories resulted in additional civilian media coverage both at HQ and base levels
  -- Millions nationwide exposed to Air Force scientist & engineer recruiting, new technology news
- Coordinated all of AFMC/CC's base newspaper interviews when he traveled around the command
- Authored 31 articles this year! They ran in an average of 3.5 base newspapers per publishing week
  -- Senior AFMC leaders lauded his ability to explain complex policy and mission concepts in print

Leadership/Organizational & Planning Skills:
- Effective mentor, consummate volunteer, consistent performer, {FNAME} is AFMC's 1st source for news
- Worked with AFNEWS to be lead reporter on Gen. Lyles' testimony before the Commission on the
  Future of U.S. Aerospace Industry in D.C; successfully telling the story of a transformed AFMC
- Coached intern through research, drafting, and editing process for story on AFMC/CC's visit to base
  contractor who employs people with mental handicaps--result: AF- and region-wide positive coverage 
- Attended NCO Academy at Tyndall AFB; served as writing coach for classmates' assignments
- Setting the standard for team play, served as security forces augmentee as morning gate guard
 -- Reported at 0430 each duty day for a month in late winter, partner in protecting base security
- Off duty, he's heavily involved with church and community functions--a true ambassador for AFMC!
  -- Sunday school director, music director and youth leader at church; served on the search committee
      for a new pastor, even took on the role of director for this year's well-attended Christmas play

Judgment and Decisions:
- TSgt. {LNAME} is the answer for all assignments requiring an experienced and confident professional!
- Coordinated 4-star's internal interviews during PACAF trip; worked tough questions w/HQ agencies
  -- Messages on target; provided conceptual framework for "warfighters supporting warfighters" theme
- Interviewed SECAF James Roche and wrote story highlighting his thoughts on AFMC transformation
  -- Clearly and concisely outlined this high-level, yet often misunderstood, priority of top DoD leaders
- Recognize as one of the best AF editors, AFNEWS selected him to be editorial advisors
  -- Read and critiqued 20 base newspapers with their editors, resulting in improved writing/layout
  -- Sagely advised more than 110 AF journalists attending 2002 AF Writer/Editor workshop. Wow!
- Taking advantage of AF tuition program to pursue BA degree in communication at local college

Communication Skills:
- Writer/ghost writer extraordinaire! Regularly pens AFMC commander's editorials, keeping the
  command well-informed of his expectations; consistently gets CC's approval with minimal changes
- His stories stayed on top of significant subjects--CSAF survey, new master labor agreement, civilian
  employee health programs, Year of the Engineer and Scientist, and "Why do you serve" commentary
- Authored powerful story about former POW Bill Robinson who spoke at NCO Academy; all 195 class
  members signed and framed print article, now an attraction at the Academy's POW display
- Took on the responsibility of developing writers throughout AF's most diverse command
  -- Writing coach to five HQ AFMC offices for important news stories relating to their individual
      sections--resulted in AF-wide coverage and increased understanding of AFMC's mission
  -- Guided writers at Eglin AFB in creating story on new AFMC Combat Readiness Training
      Center--informed AFMC of new training opportunity; highlighted center for others to benchmark

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