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Public Affairs Achievement Award 

Award Cat: Band Amn
Winner: Command

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 Reader 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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- Outstanding contribution to public affairs, troop morale and recruiting missions during 17 deployment days and 50  perform-
  ances for more than 500,000 civilian and military audience members in a seven state geographical area of responsibility
- Well rounded airman! An expert musician in both the classical and jazz idioms of his instrument, constantly strives for
  musical perfection; exceeds standards by displaying total dedication, unshakable integrity and impeccable appearance
- Invaluable member of computer/network management team; brings prior civilian expertise supports unit mission
  -- Highly productive assistant to computer shop NCOIC; reformatted hard drives, installed software, and configured
      software/networking components for 25 computers; efficiently deployed new equipment to unit members
  -- Customer service oriented troop! Continually troubleshoots computer/networking problems squadron-wide; kept
      network up and running; minimized lost man hours within 60-member unit with extensive knowledge and positive attitude
  -- Doubled efforts while shop manned at 75%; ensured smooth, seamless operation of shop while NCOIC was TDY 45 days
  -- Completed two essential computer based training courses in just two months; diligence paid off; base accredited manager
- Exceptional expertise ensures squadron compliance in security/operational issues involving computers, servers and network
  -- Took on responsibilities normally associated with NCO. Successful squadron-wide implementation of more than 30 Air
      Force Computer Emergency Response Team procedures reduced network downtime, prevented potential system failure
  -- Although a "part time" network administrator, expertise evident when working with base and command level administrators
- Responsible for implementing "silent installation" of login scripts and downloads for every computer on the unit's network;
  reduced downtime for updates by 99% and ensured immediate compliance with Air Force computer security requirements
- Extensive knowledge saved AF well over $4,000 contract work; more than 200 hours troubleshooting, repairing equipment

- Motivated leader! "Airman-In-Charge" of 15 member loading/set-up crew responsible for proper set-up and tear-down
  of over $500,000 of state of the art audio and percussion equipment and mission essential fragile musical assets
  -- Organized new loading, riser and light crew rosters due to manning changes; made sure right people in right positions
  -- Eagerly works with every crew member to find new, more efficient processes; develops more effective mission support
- Aggresive Unit Project Officer for annual Air Force Assistance Fund; 100% band coverage yielded $1223.00 contributed
  to $141,000 raised by the base--136% of our established goal garnered a personal letter from Lt Gen Richard Reynolds
- Completed 5-level skills training in just three months; excelled in each training area: trumpet, theory, jazz, computer skills
- Sponsored new AF member; secured temporary lodging, helped with inprocessing and gave tour of WPAFB and Dayton area
- Volunteered and completed vehicle training for 2.5 ton equipment truck; provides unit greater deployment flexibility

- Always ready to deliver AF message; volunteered to teach music seminar at two area high schools; important audience!
- Band's primary representative to the Base Enlisted Advisory Council; direct conduit for communication between our
  enlisted corps and base leadership. Spearheaded "Coats for Kids" and canned food drive collections during the holidays
- Lives service before self; helped two airmen move their household goods; always first to lend a hand whenever needed
- Driver for "Meals on Wheels", donated time, money to "The Other Place" soup kitchen at St. Paul's Episcopal church
- Band Association "go to" volunteer! Gives freely of time, money and effort to make each Band Association event a success
  -- Active participant in two fundraisers that raised $153 and $241; proceeds went to offset members' holiday party costs
  -- Created a "Year in Review" audio/visual presentation of the band; highlight of the holiday party; 20 off-duty hours creating

- Chosen by CC to be featured soloist for 16 performance summer concert series; showed the Midwest public how AF shines
  -- Civilian audiences were awed by Jason's precise musical execution in real-time; AF excellence came alive for the public
  -- Showed recruiting age audience and their parents what they could be with impeccable appearance, military bearing
- Promoted support for military veterans by performing special Veteran's Day concert at United States Air Force Museum
- Performed "Taps" at eight active duty AF funerals; helped convey the message that the AF cares, takes care of its own
- Helped celebrate diversity at Black History Month concert featuring narration by AFMC Command CMSgt David Mimms
- Sought private instruction on two different occasions with lead trumpeter Roger Ingram; drove over 500 miles at personal
  expense to gain invaluable knowledge from world renowned trumpet virtuoso; shared knowledge with other unit trumpeters
- Well rounded freelance musician! Maintains critical musical liason with surrounding communities by performing in
  chamber music settings such as a brass quartet, while his on-duty role is predominantly in the jazz/lead trumpet idiom

General Notes:

  Not surprised this won...  But there were a couple of huge spelling errors...

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