Saturday, April 13, 2013

Air National Guard participates in AF Community Assessment

by Courtesy Story

4/12/2013 - JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- "We're listening" is the call from the Air Force Integrated Delivery System (IDS). The AF IDS is sponsoring the 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey. For the first time, the Community Assessment Survey will be administered to the Total Force: Active Duty members and their spouses, Reservists and their spouses, civilian employees, and for the first time, Air National Guardsmen and their spouses. The survey plays a key role in identifying where resources are needed most to enhance the well-being of the entire AF community.

The Community Assessment Survey will sample members of the Air Force at installations worldwide along with key Reserve Installations and Air National Guard Wings. Active duty members, Reservists, Guardsmen and civilian employees will be notified by e-mail to participate in this survey. Spouses will be contacted by postcard with an invitation to participate. Each invitation will include a link to the online survey. The anonymity of survey participants is assured as no personal identifying information is linked to responses. This means that no one - the Air Force, the government, nor the contractor - will be able to link any aspect of your responses to your personal identifiable information. The overall success of this survey relies on the full cooperation and participation of each survey respondent. Guardsman and spouses are strongly urged to take part in this important study.

"Everything we do depends on our people, the living engine of our Air Force. The entire Air Force leadership team is committed to doing all we can to support our Total Force Airmen and their families. We know that through your valuable input, the state of our Air Force will remain strong, ready and capable of delivering airpower, whenever and wherever the Nation calls."
-- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley

Opinions and comments made from the previous waves of the Community Assessment Survey have directly influenced support activities and family services throughout the Air Force. The benefits of participating in the survey can influence policies and programs that directly impact services and support to members and their families. Policies and programs impacted by this survey include better financial counseling programs, increase support for Guardsman and their spouses, and reduction of ancillary training requirements, to name just a few of the benefits participation in this survey will produce.

We, ANG are listening, but we need you and your spouse to complete the survey.

If you have any questions regarding the Community Assessment Survey 2013, contact your Wing CAIB/IDS POC or Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager.

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