HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE PROGRAM

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Home Town News Program

Congratulations! It's time to let your family and friends at home know about your accomplishment. Home Town News celebrates your accomplishments; all you have to do is complete a Hometown News Release Form DD2266.

If you are assigned to 379th AEW and want to submit a Hometown News Release:
Fill out the
online DD2266 form. Then the Public Affairs office will submit your release. Or, fill out the written form DD2266 and email it to Public Affairs for submission.

The Home Town News Program is a chance to publicize your career achievements through your home town newspaper, radio or television station. The program isn't just for military members, it's also for government civilian employees.

The
Home Town News Program was designed to showcase the worldwide accomplishments and activities of service members and present a positive image of the Air Force people through print and electronic news releases.

In other words, we want to show off what our Airmen have accomplished!

There are numerous occasions that merit a hometown news release:

Military:
» Graduation from basic training, officer training school or technical schools
» Promotion to E-3 and higher (as the promotion occurs)
» Selected for promotion to E-9 and O-6 or above
» Permanent change of station
» Awards and decorations
» Re-enlistments
» Retirements
» Olympic or Pan-American game selection
» Receipt of college degree
» Participation in a national news event

Civilians:
» Various awards at all levels
» Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
» Graduation from military school or other professional development

For more information call the 379 AEW PA office at DSN 436-0108