PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
Lt Col Paul Hertel
ASST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICERS
Illinois Wing Media requests for information may be sent to:
Unit and Group Public Affairs Officers are encourage to seek mentors throughout their development. If you need help finding a mentor please contact the ILWG PAO at the contact information above. Training requests for the next “online” PAO course may be submitted to PA@ilwg.cap.gov which are held twice a year with each course last 5 hours with three hours of digital project homework. Additionally NHQ offers an outstanding resource during the Annual Conference – The PAO Academy is the best way to learn among your peers.
Public Affairs Resources
2018 Boilerplate (listed below for copy and paste ease)
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 58,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.
Online Photo Gallery – SMUGMUG
Q & A on SmugMug the CAP national photography site!
1- Are all NCSAs using it? YES 2018 is the first year all CAP NCSAs will use SmugMug
2- How do I upload photos? First request a gallery online at https://michwing.wufoo.com/
3- How many photos should I post? All of them, that is once you have reviewed, selected the best and removed duplicates. Remember this represents your activity and all of CAP.
4 – does it cost money? NO! the NHQ SmugMug is free to upload and download from.
5- more questions? Contact email@example.com