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The following Example has been taken out of a FORMFLOW document.  I have changed mission information 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.  If you would like to submit an example please

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Copied from Form Flow used in MS Word with these settings
Laser Jet 4M
Pg Stats: .6 LT .6 RT .5 T .5 B

- One-of-a-kind airman! Front-line warrior sustaining the $1B Distributed Ground Station-? (DGS-?)
  intel exploitation site using U-2, Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle & national satellite platforms
  -- Maintenance/System Evaluation Module (M/SEM) operator; monitored equipment performance for
     130 U-2 and 20 Global Hawk combat support sorties for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF)
  -- Part of team that delivered 43,000+ intel products to top decision-makers and combat commanders
- Lifesaver! Maintained threatnet radios for pilots...allowed safe operations over hostile airspace
  -- Attained a phenomenal 99% operational readiness rate for OEF U-2 and Global Hawk intelligence,
     surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) missions; provided battlefield commanders with persistent ISR
  -- Focused DGS-?'s intense intelligence efforts to achieve information superiority and deny al-Qaeda
     operatives sanctuary/freedom to operate; facilitated in rendering counter-air operations innocuous
- Primary M/SEM technician for 33 beyond-line-of-site U-2 CENTCOM missions; controlled the U-2
  aircraft sensors, corrected system malfunctions...made a positive impact to Operation ANACONDA
  -- Sustained Threat-net circuit for aircrews flying OEF sorties; gave pilots timely situational awareness
  -- Flawless attention to detail--discovered communications problem between MOBSTR and U-2 pilot
     --- Identified incorrect crypto key in aircraft...coordinated over-the-air reload...avoided msn abort

The member probably wasn't aware of the significant impact of his actions during the operations.  The old adage, "it takes everyone to accomplish the mission", is proven true.  Check out "Not a Good Day to Die", based on the Operation ANACONDA.

- Superior technical abilities...promptly identified and troubleshot erroneous reading displayed on the
  Mobile Link Management Unit during a pre-mission checkout...averted the loss of time critical data
- Brilliant Airman whose technical skills have been challenged time and time again with stellar results
  -- Identified an incorrect data file loaded to the Link Interface Processor only minutes prior to U-2
      launch--expertly initiated an update to reset the Mobile Link Management Units in time to prevent
      disruption of <CHOP> Intelligence and <CHOP> Intelligence <CHOP>
- Key work center trainer; trained nine newly assigned personnel on operation of all processors,
  control of cryptographic items, COMSEC responsibilities, alarm maintenance and <SYS> mission operation
 -- Improved work center Status of Resource and Training System; increased training coverage by 50%
- Quick on his feet; rapidly troubleshot and tracked a multiple info wrap on the Fiber Distributed
  Data Interface (FDDI) ring to a concentrator during pre-mission activities--rapid repair of the malfunction
  and decisive actions prevented a catastrophic network failure and enabled on time aircraft take-off
  -- Improved integrity of the FDDI network that allowed all site segments to communicate during msns
- Go-to technician--recognized deterioration of two FDDI bypass switches in the Ground Control
  Processor (GCP) VIII segment--replaced/averted the loss of <INT> gathering--ensured 100% mission
  -- Exhibits technical abilities rarely seen in peers; immediately identified/repaired faulty components
      in the Audio Interface Processor...vital for comms between U-2 pilot and Mission Op Commander
- Outstanding M/SEM technician--competence level on par or exceeding that of other senior technicians
  -- Identified errant comms reading; resolved problem in minutes...averted abort of $1M U-2 mission
  -- Initiated link descriptor update--reset Mobile Link Management Units--ensured negligible outage
  -- Troubleshot and fixed a Single Operator Station in a "frozen" state--prevented FDDI network crash
- Truly remarkable airman! Provided super leadership as night shift trainer and lead M/SEM technician
  -- Knowledge of FDDI operations prevented countless mission aborts--ensured timely intelligence data
- Exceptionally reliable! Selected for system auditing chore--a tasking normally assigned to a SNCO
  -- Created and audited over 200 user accounts--unit's information warfare sentry against hackers
- Reorganized Consolidated Tool Kit (CTK)--developed new inventories and logs for tool accountability
  -- Updated continuity folder; ensured future CTK monitors have current information on tools required
- Single-handedly fixed/replaced broken shelter light ballast--improved lighting and safety for operators
- Completed data rate test on 3 lines serving DGS-?--verified 100% mission communications capability
- Re-arranged combined work area to free-up much needed space behind <SYS> mission work stations
- Eliminated unsafe working conditions for <SYS> personnel--fixed common work bench loose ground
- Developed work center web site--training, recall, pass-on log and important maint links in one site


  No spelling mistakes, good package.  But there were others that were stronger.

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