Warm up your #2 pencil


Okay, okay, I suppose there are a few of you out there who may have never used a #2 pencil ... or even know that wood was formerly used to encase the lead ... in the times before mechanical pencils... but like the Toad does at times ... he digresses ...

This past Friday (25 Apr 08) the Air Force announced their 2008 Community Assessment Survey and this year they have decided to go all out to get feedback FROM SPOUSES!  So, those of you who have Air Force Blue in your closets, get ready to crash the servers!, er, I mean, get ready to log on and fire-away with your thoughts.  They haven't given any previews that I know of, so I'm out on the limb in recommending this to you ... but, even if the questions seem to be bogus you should be able to get your point(s) across somehow, someway ... so, let's give it a shot.

It opens up tomorrow (28 Apr 08, presuming the creek don't rise) at this site AF Community Assessment and the password is (shhh -- it may be public knowledge, but who knows who's listening) SpouseAFCA

Here's a bit more from the press release ....


In acknowledgement of the importance of Air Force spouses, all spouses of active-duty Air Force members are encouraged to take the survey. Survey results are analyzed and reported at the local level to drive local change. Survey responses impact services and support activities. In fact, results from previous Air Force Community Assessments have impacted policies and programs that support families at every level of the Air Force, including: - Expanding financial counseling programs for members and their families - Revamping the installation deployment support process - Increasing relationship enhancement programs for Air Force couples - Improving services for children and youth This year's survey is especially important. In conjunction with the Department of Defense NORTH STAR project, the survey includes supplemental questions on behaviors that increase risk in Air Force communities and compromise readiness. The 2008 survey also has an increased focus on deployment issues for individuals, families and the community.

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Looking forward to seeing as many of you there, as we can muster ... but be forewarned, if there's a question on Privatized Housing ... for the love of all that is good and pure, don't put yourself in the way of me getting there!  That could be tragic!  Make a hole!  Coming Through! 'skuse me, 'skuse me, ... coming through!  Privatized Housing?   WHY YES, I do have some comments ...  I do, I do, Ah' dooo. 

And oh by the way, thanks for taking your time to go find that #2 pencil --you really didn't need it but I was curious if anyone other than me, still had one ... (most are in museums, now).  Over&Out, MaintenanceToadOne

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