The Public Affairs Office is responsible for telling the 179th Airlift Wing story to its various publics. The office serves as the official communications channel through which the base disseminates information both internally and externally. Public Affairs fulfills the Air Forces obligation to keep the American people and the Air Force informed, and helps to establish the conditions that lead to the confidence in the 179th Airlift Wing and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.
The office has five major functions:
(1) external media relations,
(2) internal communications,
(3) production of official base publications for on-base audiences,
(4) production of official base web page for both on-base and off-base audiences
(5) marketing and communications support for base initiatives.
The office distributes news and feature stories about base programs, activities, events, and its members through a variety of channels to include the base newsletter, press releases, hometown news releases and the internet. The 179th Public Affairs Office is equipped with a variety of skilled professionals that are focused on getting the 179th story out.