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Public Affairs Achievement Award 

Award Cat: Intermediate Grade Civilian
Winner: Wing

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 e Merriam-Webster Online to improve your vocabulary.

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.

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

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- Simply the best! Hand-picked to serve as first-ever civilian executive officer to command PA director 
  -- Lowest-ranking exec in the HQ, but relied upon as trusted PA liaison to 4-star, 3-star and SES staffs 
  -- Lauded by AFMC's 4-star exec for ensuring PA's ease and efficiency with which to do business 
- A second-year intern who did more in 12 months than many civilian PAs even hope to accomplish in five years 
- Led PA's 25-person directorate toward all-electronic staff work, directorate on electronic correspondence process
  that dramatically increased productivity while reducing manhours spent on some 50 PA events 
  -- Heart and soul of a 25-person directorate that guided 180 communication professionals at 18 field offices 
- Kept 4-star up-to-date with hard-hitting daily PA report, critical to keeping senior staff in the loop 
- Key member of media training "swat team" that coached AF historian and retired 3-star who compiled report on
  wrongdoings at USAF Museum. This resulted in a PA victory as media soaked up the targeted messages 
  -- She helped steer investigative reporter away from potential national scandal story and got his Pulitzer
      Prize-winning newspaper to focus on successes of the museum and AF leadership commitment to fixing problems 
- Praised by President Bush for her support of his Centennial of Flight visit to Wright-Patt AFB on July 4th 
  -- {P NOUN} was vital in assisting White House staff in all facets of advance planning and on-site ops. Wow! 
- Chosen from among hundreds to be named HQ AFMC Civilian of the Quarter. Personally praised by 4-star 

- A future AF leader who studies AF doctrine and reads airpower history books in her spare time. Amazing! 
- As a one-person tiger team, she developed an in-depth, command-wide communication plan for AFMC's
  extensive transformation efforts. She crafted and coordinated a 27-page masterpiece strategy and ops plan 
  -- Gave leadership all the right tools and messages to inform the 80,000+ AFMC workforce, as well as the AF,
      about AFMC's far-reaching transformation initiatives. Plan described as "awesome" by command officials 
  -- Awarded Air Force Civilian Achievement Medal, a great accomplishment for a second-year PA intern 
- Single-handedly created command's first-ever pocket brochure, communicating new 4-star's vision. Result:
  commander has succinct, powerful command snapshot to hand to key Air Force leaders and opinion leaders 
- When new 4-star arrived, he wanted electronic daily news briefs and newspaper clips available for his review
  by 0630 each day and Ms Carter made it happen. She developed a process and trained staff on how to get it
  done. Now, the 4-star receives his news on time; PA the "way ahead" on hot issues of the day 
- Exceeded the norm! As office POC for AF Climate Survey, ensured AFMC/PA participation exceeded AF rate 

- Whether it was crafting 4-star soundbites or plotting a communication strategy, her advice was sought by all 
- Always there when needed! Eagerly stepped up to sponsor/mentor two civilian interns and five new lieutenants 
- As a member of the Community Relations Division, her PA "sixth sense" allowed her to become a critical member
  of creative team that launched AFMC's first-ever, command-wide Community Liaison Program 
  -- Her keen judgment helped AFMC hone in on VIP targets in Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, San Antonio 
  -- Commander now has stable of 35 well-connected, influential "ambassadors" who help spread AF story 

- Cream of the crop! Earned honor as No. 1 DOD, AF and civilian grad in her Defense Information School class 
- Sharp, crisp writing skills, analytical ability, and interpersonal skills earned her a reputation as one of the best 
  -- Her Sept 11 anniversary commentary touched our hearts. Piece picked up by AF papers worldwide 
- Taught the HQ to communicate! Obvious choice to sit on HQ-wide panel creating new action officer guide 
- Rapport with command leadership, supervisors, and co-workers and community leaders is truly outstanding 
- Knows how to break down the most complex AF acquisition and logistics issues to easily understood terms 
- As a second-year PA intern, she quickly learned the AFMC mission and told the airman's story with passion
- {P NOUN} is a PA star and future superstar. Gifted communicator and disciple of AF core values. Simply the best!!

General Notes:

I like the package, two spelling mistakes (in the headings, can't be too good) and bad use of numbers.  I find it strange to see a person's name through out the package along with lots of pronouns (due to it being a civilian package?)...  Either way, good package.

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