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Pinup Baker's Dozen picked for Lt Col
The Air Force released the results of this year's Lt Col selection board this morning (6/9/15) and 13 of our PA community members were on the list! Congratulations to:
    Eric Badger, OASD/PA, Pentagon, Arlington, VA
    Brooke Brander, JCS, Pentagon, Arlington, VA
    Nathan Broshear, SOCAFRICA/PA, Mohringen, Germany
    Tracy Bunko, Cadet Squadron 3, USAFA, Colorado Springs, CO
    Mary Danner-Jones, NIU, JB Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
    Greg Hignite, 2 CTCS, Hill AFB, UT
    Thomas Kettles, SAF/PAX, Pentagon, Arlington, VA
    Julie Knechtel, SAF/PAX, Pentagon, Arlington, VA
    Brandon Lingle, 60 AMW/PA, Travis AFB, CA
    Christopher Moore,3 CTCS, JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX
    Christina Moore-Urrutia, ACSC, Maxwell AFB, AL
    Tony Wickman, 86 AW/PA, Ramstein AB, Germany
    Michael Willen, SAF/PAB, Pentagon, Arlington, VA

Pinup 2014 Air Force Thomas Jefferson Award Winners
New and Traditional Media Categories
Cat A - Civilian Enterprise News Publication, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., "The Northwest Guardian"

Cat D - Outstanding Flagship Product, Defense Media Activity - Air Force Production, Fort Meade, Md., "Airman Magazine Tablet Edition"

Broadcast Media Categories
Cat A - Audio Entertainment Program, Master Sgt. Harry Kibbe, Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service, Randolph AFB, Texas, "Red, White, and Air Force Blue Christmas with the cast of ABC's Nashville"

Cat B - Audio Spot Production, Senior Airman Corey Schuler, AFN Osan, South Korea, "Osan Discovery Flight"

Cat J - Video News Report, Mr. James Shea, Defense Media Activity - Air Force Production, Fort Meade, Md., "DoD Ebola Expeditionary Response Team"

Cat K - Video Feature Story, Mr. Andrew Breese, Defense Media Activity - Air Force Production, Fort Meade, Md., "Beyond"

Cat L - Video Series, Staff Sgt. Pete Ising, Defense Media Activity - Air Force Production, Fort Meade, Md. "Warrior Games"

Cat N - Outstanding Flagship Video Program, Defense Media Activity - Air Force Production, Fort Meade, Md. (Staff Sgt. Pete Ising, Tech., Sgt. Nicholas Kurtz, Staff Sgt. Shaunlee Hostutler, Staff Sgt. Michael Brady, Senior Airman, Nick Alder, Staff Sgt. Chris Pyles), "BLUE"

Cat O - Outstanding New Broadcaster, Airman 1st Class Daniel Fernandez, 3rd Combat Camera Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas

For a complete list of all TJ winners, download Thomas Jefferson Awards - 2014

Pinup 2014 Public Affairs Media Contest Winners
Message From the Director, SAFPA:

"It is with great pleasure that I announce the winners of the 2014 Air Force Media Contest.

There were so many great entries in this year's competition. Multiple judges commented on how tough it was to choose the best product and many were impressed by the growth and uniqueness the career field is displaying in this ever-changing and expanding culture.

Winning products may be viewed on the Air Force Public Affair Agency website HERE

First-place winners will receive a certificate and plaque. Some of the winners will go on to compete in the 2014 DoD Thomas Jefferson awards representing the Air Force in the best-of-the-best in public affairs media competition. Second- and third-place winners will receive certificates.

I applaud you all for a great year showcasing Air Force missions and the continued excellence of our Airmen. Congratulations! Best wishes to those competing in the Department of Defense contest!"

Brigadier General, USAF
Director, Air Force Public Affairs

Pinup Centurion Fund Aids Endowment
A few years ago the AFPAAA Board of Directors challenged a committee made up of C B Kelly and our late friends Charlie Powers and John Gulick to develop a way to promote more awareness of and add to the coffers of AFPAAA's Endowment Fund.

Thus, the Centurions were born.

To become a Centurion members simply donate $100 to the AFPAAA Endowment Fund. In return, at the next annual meeting, one Centurion donor's name will be drawn and he or she will receive a full refund of their annual meeting registration fee. (The refund can be applied to the current or next annual meeting.)

It is hoped that the public drawing and attendent publicity will attract further contributions. If even half of each meeting's attendees join the Centurions, the program would earn about $5000 per annual meeting, a substantial addition to the foundation.

For Annual Meeting reservation and registration details go to Annual Meeting

To make a Centurion donation: Send your check for $100.00 (payable to Endowment Fund) to: AFPAAA Centurions, Attn: Treasurer, P.O. Box 447, Locust Grove, VA 22508-0447. Be sure to clearly mark your check "Centurion"

Pinup Online Newsletter Delivery Saves $'s
You can help reduce AFPAAA's printing and mailing costs by "subscribing" to On-line Delivery of the association's quarterly newsletter.

Here's how it works. The same day a Newsletter is sent to the printer, you will receive a brief "Publication Alert" e-mail that contains a link from which you can immediately download the new Newsletter as a PDF file.  Most computers have the Adobe PDF Reader software installed. If you do not, we provide a link for a FREE download. It's that simple!

You can sign up for On-line Delivery at the Member Update page.

Remember, when you subscribe, you will not get the newsletter via "snail mail" but, you will help AFPAAA save money, and you'll get the newsletter weeks earlier too!

Pinup Annual Meeting Site Selection - How to suggest a site
At the 2002 annual meeting, the membership approved a policy that - effective in 2005 - annual AFPAAA conference sites will be suggested and awarded on a bid basis. Any member interested in hosting an annual conference should download the Annual Conference Application Instructions and complete the Annual Conference Application form.

Instructions and an Application can be downloaded as PDF files HERE.

Any questions or concerns about the process should be sent to:
Annual Meeting Committee



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