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Commander's Corner- September 2016

1st Lt. Valerie Harwood

1st Lt. Valerie Harwood

It is a pleasure serving as the Chief of Public Affairs for the 166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office.

My job is to promote public knowledge and understanding of our mission, our organization, and capabilities; deliver candid and timely communication counsel and guidance to Base leadership; prepare information for news releases and other media channels; research, plan, execute and assess communication strategies and activities and build strong relationships with media agencies.

I have a great PA team who are trained in writing, photography, video, broadcasting, community relations and maintaining multiple social media sites just to name a few.

The 166 AW PA office also promotes the commanders message of People, Mission, Manpower and assist with informing Airmen about Base projects.

In order to produce successful products it is necessary for all PA requests to be submitted on an AF form 833; multi-media work order which can be found at http://www.166aw. ang.af.mil/photography/index. asp.


All multi-media work orders should be submitted electronically to the PA mailbox at usaf.de.166-aw.mbx.public-affairs@mail.mil.

Once the PA office receives your electronic work order it will be reviewed for approval.

In additional to covering events and promoting the commanders message; People, Mission, Teamwork, the 166th PA office personnel

maintains the Wings website, Facebook page, YouTube page, DANG phone application, and the Air Force Public Information Management System.

I am proud to work in an office with such talent and a Wing that supports our mission.

The 166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office is located in building 2600 and our phone number is 302-323-3408.