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179th Airlift Wing Editorial Policy & Submission Guidelines

179th Airlift Wing Editorial Policy & Submission Guidelines

This Web site, www.179aw.ang.af.mil, is the only official, publicly accessible Web site for the 179th Airlift Wing. 

This Web site is a means for the179th Airlift Wing and 200th RED HORSE commander to keep Airmen and members of the general public informed of news and information affecting the installation. 

Only information cleared for public release in accordance with Defense Department Web Policy and Air Force Instructions 35-107 and 33-129 will be posted to this public Web site. The guidelines on this page are intended to help members of the 179th Airlift Wing community to submit appropriate information for publication on this site. 

EDITORIAL POLICY

The 179th Airlift Wing Public Web site is the commander's primary communication tool to transmit information to the base community. The following editorial policy guidelines apply to achieve this goal: 

1. The public web site provides the commander a primary means of communicating mission-essential information to members of the organization and community. The 179th AW Chief of Public Affairs is appointed as primary for all decisions on news propriety, story placement, publication date and use of photography. 

2. News and feature stories on people and organizations provide recognition of excellence in performance and help set forth norms for mission accomplishment. 

3. News coverage and content will conform to policies of the Air Force and the commander. News reporting will be factual and objective. News coverage will avoid morbid, sensational or alarming details not necessary to factual news reporting. News writing will distinguish between fact and opinion. When an opinion is expressed, the source will be identified. This public Web site will not publish commercial news or editorials. 

4. This public Web site will keep Airmen and members of the general public accurately informed about military matters affecting their futures. This will assist the commander in improving morale and quelling rumors. 

5. News and editorial content will provide information to all members of the 179th Airlift Wing community to improve the quality of their lives and thereby the effectiveness of the work force. This includes officers, enlisted members, civilian employees, Reservists and Guardsmen. 

6. This public Web site will not display commercial advertising. 

7. The contents of this Web site will conform to applicable regulations and laws relating to libel and copyright, the Air Force Privacy Act Program and Standards of Conduct, as well as U.S. Government printing and postal regulations. 

8. Locally originated articles will reflect the policies of the commander and be in the interest of the Air Force. Editorials should help readers understand Air Force policies and programs. They must not imply criticism of other government agencies, nor advocate or dispute specific political, diplomatic, or legislative matters. Statements or articles on legislative matters by people or agencies outside the DOD, including officials or candidates for public office, will not be used.

PUBLICATION GUIDELINES

Deadline: All elements of this Web site are updated daily, as time and mission requirement permit. In order to ensure adequate coverage or advertising of an event, information should be submitted no later than one week prior to the event. 

Rewrite: All copy submitted will be rewritten as needed to ensure it conforms to Air Force journalism guidelines for news writing. This includes conforming to the guidelines in the Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law and appropriate story length. 

Prominence: The location and manner in which an item is presented on this Web site will be determined by the Public Affairs officer. 

Recurring Columns: Recurring columns from base agencies are normally discouraged because of the time and commitment required to keep the Web pages up to date. Units requesting dedicated space on this Web site must designate a content manager, and prepare content prior to page publication. The public affairs officer will determine if a request for a recurring column has merit. 

Award Winners: Stories and/or photos of award winners are limited to group-level and higher. Awards below wing level may be mentioned in a regular (news or spotlight) column and published on a space-available basis. 

Change of Command: Stories and/or photos are limited to group-level or major tenant organizations. 

Personal Announcements: Announcements regarding retirements, promotions and farewells will not run on this Web site.

Photos: Photos normally accepted for publication include on-the-job action photos. Photos containing classified information, alcoholic beverages or cigarettes, dress and personal appearance violations, safety violation or which compromise force protection measures will not be published. Photos should be accompanied by a brief description of the action pictured, the date of the photo, the ranks, names and units of people featured in the photo, and the rank and name of the photographer. 

Fund Drives: Coverage will be limited to those campaigns authorized by Air Force regulations, namely the Combined Federal Campaign and the Air Force Assistance Fund. 

Coordination: Articles published on this site will be coordinated with affected agencies as deemed appropriate by the 179th AW Chief of Public Affairs. Controversial or "sensitive" articles will be coordinated with the commander, and higher headquarters, when necessary, before publication. Changes to style or news writing will only be made when directed by the 179th AW Chief of Public Affairs.

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179th Aw Contacts

Recruiting (800)-762-2590
Family Programs (419) 520-6600
Military Leave (419) 520-6140
Military Pay (419) 520-6138
Psychological Health (419) 520-6700
Travel Pay (419) 520-6162
Education Office (419) 520-6399
Base Training (419) 520-6106
Medical Appts (419) 520-6223
Medical Admin (419) 520-6273
Flight Ops (419) 520-6124
Space A Info (419) 520-6129
Fire Station (419) 520-6393
Aerial Port (419) 520-6242
BX (419) 520-6678
Motor Pool (419) 520-6247
Front Gate (419) 520-6262
Security Control (419) 520-6259
Communications Flt (419) 520-6411
Base Information (419) 520-6100
Force Support Sqdrn (419) 520-6205
RED Horse Admin (419) 520-6862 

Recruiting (800)-762-2590
Family Programs (419) 520-6600
Military Leave (419) 520-6140
Military Pay (419) 520-6138
Psychological Health (419) 520-6700
Travel Pay (419) 520-6162
Education Office (419) 520-6399
Base Training (419) 520-6106
Medical Appts (419) 520-6223
Medical Admin (419) 520-6273
Flight Ops (419) 520-6124
Space A Info (419) 520-6129
Fire Station (419) 520-6393
Aerial Port (419) 520-6242
BX (419) 520-6678
Motor Pool (419) 520-6247
Front Gate (419) 520-6262
Security Control (419) 520-6259
Communications Flt (419) 520-6411
Base Information (419) 520-6100
Force Support Sqdrn (419) 520-6205
RED Horse Admin (419) 520-6862