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Public Affairs Achievement Award 

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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 well in MS Word.
  • Use various writing resources like Merriam-Webster Online.

The following example has been taken out of a IMT 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.

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- Dizzying multi-tasker! Base PA lead for countless Wright-Patt and area Centennial of Flight events
  -- national activities site--Dayton Air Show, base open house/air show, 17-day inventing flight celebration, many more! 
- Air Power 2003 deputy coordinator; first base open house on this scale in more than 30 years. Simultaneously 
  orchestrated comrel, media, and internal public affairs activities while leading many strategic aspects of event 
  -- Despite horrible weather, the event received 15,000 visitors, $34,000+ of television coverage 
      with a three-city news audience of more than half a million people, $20,000 in free programs, many public 
      service announcements, two+ hours of talk-radio coverage including 10,000+ audience hour-long drive-time show, 
      50 web site placements, six front-page stories with photos in the Dayton Daily News--circulation 400,000 
  -- Designed posters, web site, official AirPower logo and coin; design still used on AAFES merchandise 
- Hawk sharp lead for ASC/CC's semi-annual Town Hall meeting; crafted plan, agenda, speaker list, topics 
  --Scored home runs with CC/community leaders--CC lauded "best ever" forum for base and community talks 

- Frontline player on 2003 planning team for base and community celebrations of 100 years of powered flight 
- Planned and executed internal, media and community relations aspects of two-day open house while also taking 
  planning lead on ASC/CC forum with more than 150 area decision makers--events within 10 days of each other 
- Coordinated and scheduled all base public affairs support to Dayton's four-day Air Show, one of the largest this
  year, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors and all three North American jet demonstration teams! 
- Ensured base presence and briefing coverage for 17-day centennial of flight pavilion attended by Sen John Glenn,
  members of Tuskegee Airmen and several flag officers; priceless interaction with young and old alike 
- Worked with Vandalia-Butler chamber to secure installation commander as grand marshal for annual air show parade,
  scheduled band and honor guard at high vis community event--commander was given a key to the city 
- Lauded by 3-star and organization's area director for Adventures for Wish Kids base visit--"expert planning, 
  coordination, sound advice and caring attitude"--arranged access, facilities, F-15 demo pilot wowed them! 

- Forward thinker--saw potential for negative press in the event of traffic jams and/or anti-war demonstrations 
  associated with base air show; interwove pre-event publicity, security/parking measures to minimize impact 
- Fact-based decision maker who weeded through dozens of centennial events to ensure base support for those with 
  the most impact; resulted in overwhelmingly positive media coverage in local area and all the way to UK! 
- Carries influence and leadership reliance well beyond her rank; quickly analyzes situation and seamlessly morphs
  from spokeswoman to organizer to advisor to crisis manager; primary PA rep to disaster control group 
- Secured Air Force-sponsored NASCAR, and Cross into the Blue for base open house to reach young people 
- Recognized need to target multiple audiences with 2003 message--up-to-date information 24/7 on web, media kits,
  information packets, pamphlets and CDs aggressively marketed to public, local, and national media 
- Quick, calm thinking facilitated evacuation of 1000s of people from the flightline in near tornadic conditions 

- Base face and voice for centennial of flight--on target and on message in numerous television, print and radio 
  interviews highlighting tie between Air Force heritage and Wright Brothers, encouraged regional and AF pride 
- Star briefer at AF Centennial of Flight office multi-command display at 17-day inventing flight celebration 
- Published 13 articles on Air Power alone, others on centennial events and ASC programs such as the C-5 kept the 
  base in lights throughout the entire year; forged new bonds with and renewed interest among area leaders 
- Guest speaker and judge at local and district level Fraternity of Eagles "God, Flag and Country" speech contest 
- Main base PA liaison for White House press corps during 4 July POTUS visit--letter of thanks from POTUS 
- Voice for the base annual Easter egg hunt; base warm fuzzy reaches more than 1,000 children and their families 
- "Your words are my words. Nobody says it better. Great Job!!" said Dayton Air Show military director

General Notes:

Interesting package.  The only thing I didn't like was the triple line sub-bullet.  Besides that, read good.

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