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Pinup Communication Waypoints & 2017 USAF Narrative
The new edition of Communication Waypoints is now available. Waypoints is intended for Air Force communicators at all levels to help Airmen communicate in a manner that is timely, accurate and that offers important context to our taxpayers and publics. Waypoints provides a baseline for synchronized communication through a common set of themes, messages, and facts that hit top issues affecting our Air Force.

Also available is the 2017 Air Force Narrative "America's Air Force: Always There." While the information and message may seem simple, this is the first time in quite some time that we have "buy-in" across the MAJCOMs and HAF for a narrative of what we do and where we need help.

This narrative has become the basis for testimony to Congress, and the President and the upcoming posture statement. We ask all Air Force PA professionals and leaders across the Air Force to use this product to anchor their communication.

The next Waypoints publication will coincide with the AFA in September 2017.

Download: Communication Waypoints
Download: USAF 2017 Narrative "America's Air Force Always There"




Pinup PRSA Awards 2016 Best of Silver Anvil to USAF PA
NEW YORK, June 10, 2016 - After U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and his two friends thwarted a terrorist attack while on a train in Europe, the United States Air Force Public Affairs Directorate rapidly and effectively executed a crisis communication program. Last evening the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) presented the Air Force with its Best of Silver Anvil for its impeccable communication strategy and execution while in the global spotlight.




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 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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