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Public Affairs Achievement Award 

Award Cat: Amn 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 Merriam-Webster Online to improve your vocabulary.

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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- Sharp, energetic, highly-motivated troop who actively seeks out challenges and quickly masters them
  -- Despite less than one year of PA experience, aggressively tackled newspaper editor position--a job
      previously performed by a technical sergeant--and excelled; efforts praised by AFFTC commander
  -- High-powered self starter: revved into overdrive to fill manpower void created by the simultaneous
      loss of a technical sergeant and master sergeant; maintained newspaper's outstanding reputation
  -- Eager for career advancement--seized initiative to complete Career Development Course test and
      5-level up-grade training in the minimum time, while still earning an impressive score of 89!
- Consistently strives for perfection, never settles for 'good enough;' breathed new life into a sagging
  Sports Section, expanded intramural and high school sports coverage as well as developing an
  innovative section introducing readers to equipment and services available at the base fitness center
  -- improved readership and encouraged fitness goals by increasing section's usability to readers
- Prolific writer despite duties as sports editor and, later managing editor; published 65 stories and
  nearly 90 photos, many picked up by local newspapers, AFMC's Leading Edge and Air Force Link

- Outshines and outperforms airmen of greater rank and experience; a natural leader, quickly
  established himself as a critical asset both to public affairs and to the base community at large
  -- As newspaper editor, expertly managed a staff that included a Reserve senior NCO, displaying
      exceptional maturity in maintaining delicate balance between duties as manager with respect for rank
  -- Took initiative to serve as peer mentor to newly-assigned airman, acted as positive role model
      while encouraging high-quality professional development and active base community involvement
  -- Active participation as Dorm Council representative led to his being chosen by peers to serve as
      Dorm Council president, impressive considering normal PA duties often require 10-12 hour days!
  -- A true PA professional, A1C {LNAME} has proven himself a valuable, reliable advisor to base
      senior leadership, developed and implemented AFFTC commander’s print communication plan for
      enhancing public awareness of on-base speeding and driver safety; result: internal information
      campaign credited with increasing awareness and contributing to significant reduction in speeding

- Rises to any challenge, the more pressure the better; Internal Information chief's first choice to handle
  high-profile,'big-ticket' interviews that must be done right, including Chief Master Sgt. of the Air
  Force Finch during farewell visit--poise and professionalism perpetuated PA's top-notch reputation
- Willing to do whatever it takes to provide exceptional PA support--pulled an 'all nighter' to develop
  proactive communication plan and prepare coverage of AFFTC command chief's potentially
  controversial drug reduction program to tag servicemembers entering Edwards for uranlysis--result:
  timely, in-depth coverage that laid out the key facts and shut down rumors before they got started

- Seized any and all opportunities to spread PA message to base people; initiated regular PA briefing to
  newly-assigned airmen attending First-Term Airman's Center--something had unsuccessfully tried to
  do since the program began; increased awareness of PA mission and how base people can support that
  mission while ensuring newcomers understand what they can and cannot say to media representatives
- A natural communicator, enthusiastically directed internal and external coverage of high-profile base
  visit by actor “The Rock;” handled a nationally televised Entertainment Tonight interview with poise
  of a seasoned PA professional; brainstormed well-received on-camera presentation of Air Force BDU
  shirt; result: extremely positive, nationwide exposure for Air Force Flight Test Center and Air Force
- Turned problems into opportunities; timely coverage highlighting understaffed base Honor Guard;
  directly credited with raising awarenss and cited with recruiting 15 new volunteers--a 50% increase,
  enabling Honor Guard to sustain high-quality mission support despite increased operations tempo.

General Notes:

I like the package, a couple of spelling mistakes.  I also like the use of Colons within the package.  Overallt, I like the package lot..   

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