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Public Affairs
The 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs is focused on delivering truthful, credible, accurate and timely information to key audiences in order to enhance their understanding and appreciation for Air Force capabilities and contributions to national security, while maintaining due regard for privacy and communication security.

tabPublic Affairs Mission 
Public Affairs
Provide strategic counsel, operational planning, and tactical execution of communication as a function of the Air Force mission, joint combat operations, and national security objectives.

Support Air Force strategic communication objectives by producing high-quality products and programming services that are informative and entertaining for audiences worldwide.
tabPA Purpose 
The U.S. Air Force engages in Public Affairs to provide trusted counsel to leaders; build, maintain, and strengthen Airman morale and readiness; enhance public trust and support; and achieve global influence and deterrence. The triad of Public Affairs practitioners, bandsmen, and broadcasters is dedicated to executing the Public Affairs mission for the Air Force. The triad uses its resources to research, plan, execute, and evaluate communication strategies and tactics.

It is the responsibility of all Airmen to tell the Air Force story. Whether they're representing their base at a community function or representing the U.S. in a wartime or contingency operation, all Airmen are front-line ambassadors for the Air Force. It is imperative for the Public Affairs triad to prepare all Airmen to be credible, intelligent, and articulate spokespersons for the Air Force.
tabPA Core Competencies 
The five Public Affairs core competencies are directly linked to the Air Force Core Competencies. The core competencies provide the Public Affairs triad with the vision to integrate information into operations at home and in an expeditionary role. The core competencies are supported by five key processes and process improvements constituting the way the Air Force conducts Public Affairs.

These five competencies are:
· Trusted Counsel to Leaders
· Airman Morale and Readiness
· Public Trust and Support
· Global Influence and Deterrence
· Public Affairs Readiness
tabPA Products & Services 
PA materials generated or acquired by Air Force members, employees, or contractors in conducting official duties are the property of the United States Air Force. Personal use of PA materials for sale or any other reason not directly related to an official Air Force activity is prohibited. Use of personally-owned or self-help equipment requires users to adhere to operational security, PA, historical archiving, and information security guidelines.

AF Form 833

To request photo or video support, please complete the highlighted sections of the AF Form 833, available by clicking the image above. Digitally sign and date section 24 and e-mail the form to Printed copies can also be dropped off at the Public Affairs office.

Public Affairs can also loan out photo equipment to your unit if we are unable to support your request. To request self-help equipment, call (316) 759-3141.
tabPhotographic & Video Guidelines 
Photography and video are essential elements of internal and external communication programs. Imagery conveys the mission of the Air Force internal and external audiences and helps achieve the PA core competencies of Airman morale and readiness, public trust and support, and global influence and deterrence.

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tabContact Us
For more information or questions regarding the KC-135 Stratotanker 60th Anniversary, contact the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office:

COMM: (316) 759-3141

22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
57837 Coffeyville St., Suite 271
McConnell AFB, KS 67221
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