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Public Affairs

Our mission is to promote the accomplishments of 143d Airlift Wing and its members to internal and external audiences with vigor and professionalism. In doing so, it's a privilege to serve you. Your needs, in support of our unit mission, are top priority.


Public Affairs Superintendent: SMSgt Janeen Miller
143d Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office
502 Rhode Warrior Way
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Contact: 401-267-3229
Email: usaf.ri.143-aw.list.pa@mail.mil

Public Affairs Guide for All Airmen (trifold)
Multimedia Services

Information Release

Information that will be released to external audiences (anyone outside of the DoD) must be cleared for release through the Public Affairs office. Please route speeches, scripts, and presentations through the 143d AW Public Affairs office.

Media Relations

Media Relations is one of the primary means for achieving the Public Affairs core competencies of Airman morale and readiness, public trust and support and global influence and deterrence.

Public Affairs works with the news media to provide interviews, coordinate visits and to respond to queries. We seek every opportunity to tell the 143d Airlift Wing story by reaching the public through local, regional and national news media organizations.

Public Affairs Guide for All Airmen

Hometown News Release

Help tell the good news that takes place in the 143d Airlift Wing. The Hometown News Release Program allows for individual service members to inform their communities of their personal military accomplishments. Each year over 500,000 individual news releases are distributed to the 14,000 newspapers, television and radio stations with this service. Through the Hometown News Release Form, events such as promotions, awards, or any significant reassignments are all good examples to be used with this free service.

Filling out the form is very basic and easy. Once completed, the form should be sent to the Rhode Island National Guard Public Affairs Office

ATTN: RING Public Affairs Officer
Command Readiness Center
645 New London Ave
Cranston, RI 02920

From there, the release form will be distributed to your local media outlets.

PA Multimedia Services

We are here to help you get the best multimedia support possible, however, the nature of our products and services make them susceptible to unofficial usage. Therefore, we have some limitations and restrictions outlined below.

Official Use Only - Air Force Multimedia resources are government property for official Air Force mission support and historical documentation. Unofficial use by military personnel violates Article 92 of the UCMJ.

Copyright Material - Copyright material may be copied and used only within very narrow limits. We require express written consent from the copyright owner before duplicating copyrighted material. The Staff Judge Advocate is a good source of advice on all copyright matters.

Public Release - Products for public release or dissemination, items for the base newspaper, and items for other internal (Air Force) publications must be approved by the Public Affairs Office.

Souvenirs
- Producing mementos, souvenirs, wall decorations and similar products for presentation to separating or retiring personnel is not authorized.
Exceptions include Wing Command approved items within reason. Contact the Public Affairs office at 401-267-3229 for more information.

High Volume Print Production - We are limited on the number of prints we can provide of a single graphic, program or brochure. High volume print production is provided by the Document Automation and Production Service (DAPS) and they can fulfill your request on a fee-for-service basis, Phone: 401-841-3183 or visit them at https://www.dso.documentservices.dla.mil

Multimedia Self Help - Digital still cameras, digital video cameras and presentations equipment are available for sign out on a first-come, first-serve basis from the multimedia Center. Customers should visit the Public Affairs Office and fill out an AF Form 833 as early as possible in order to reserve equipment. Contact Public Affairs about becoming a Unit Public Affairs Representative (UPAR) for your section.

HOW TO REQUEST MULTIMEDIA SERVICES

The AF Form 833, MULTIMEDIA WORK ORDER, is the key to multimedia support. Due to the time sensitive nature, cost and complexity of our products and services, all work requests must have a properly annotated and signed AF 833. The form serves as the initial request for the customer, provides instructions for the request, it's also a means of tracking the job and a source for accounting man-hours and materials. The AF Form 833 is available be clicking Here or at the public affairs office located in rm. 153 in bldg. 502.

For more information about the Multimedia Services provided by 143d AW Public Affairs please click here.

Tour Request

The 143d Airlift Wing is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the public on our role in our nation's defense. Guided informational tours of our aircraft, base facilities and functions are available. To submit a request, please fill out this form and email or mail it back to the Public Affairs office.

Request a Guest Speaker

The 143d Airlift Wing can provide speakers for Veteran's Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day public observances, and can also provide speakers for many other appropriate public events. Rhode Island Air National Guard personnel can speak on a wide variety of topics including: Military Support to Civil Authorities, Military Aviation, Leadership, Education Opportunities, Family Readiness and Support, Military Law, Military History, Military Medicine, Public Relations, and Journalism.

To request a speaker from the 143d Airlift Wing, event organizers should submit a completed DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events) no later than 30 days prior to the event to:

ATTN: Joint Operations Center
Command Readiness Center
645 New London Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920
E-mail: ng.ri.riarng.mbx.ri-joc@mail.mil

Public Events

Armed Forces Participation In Public Events

The 143d Airlift Wing supports the participation of our Airmen in public events. This participation should further the understanding of the unit's mission and the community as a whole.

·Participation must be in a noninterference basis, and minimize interference with normal training or operations.

·Use of government facilities at the governments expense for non DoD-civilians is prohibited.

·Providing handouts, speeches and other forms of promotion of the group's objectives is prohibited.

Contact 143d Airlift Wing Public Affairs for more information.

Submit all requests for participation in a public event using DD Form 2536 to:

ATTN: Joint Operations Center
Command Readiness Center
645 New London Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920
E-mail: ng.ri.riarng.mbx.ri-joc@mail.mil

Flyover & Static Display

Flyover and Static Display Requests

All flyover and static aircraft requests will be processed through the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Office. Please do not contact any specific unit directly for aircraft support.

As a general rule, flyover requests are supported for patriotic holidays or for open house and air shows only. If a request does not satisfy one of these requirements, justification must show a significant contribution toward military appreciation.

All flyover requests should be submitted online at www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil no later than 30 days prior to the event. Once applications are received, requestors will receive an e-mail with further instructions. Requesters will be required to get many signatures, complete the application and fax the application back to Aerial Events. Once the complete application is received, it will be reviewed and routed for higher approval.

Once a determination is made, requesters will receive an e-mail at the address provided on the application.

If your unit or event has received an approval from the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Office and you are interested in receiving aircraft support from the or 143d Airlift Wing, please contact the Public Affairs Officer at the contact information at the top of the page.

The Public Affairs Officer will coordinate with the unit to determine if an aircraft is available to support the flyover or static display request. Once coordination with the unit is complete, the Public Affairs Officer will notify the requester of the final determination.

If the 143d Airlift Wing is unable to support an event, requesters are encouraged to contact other Air National Guard, Air Reserve or Air Force Bases within their region.

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Be safe and enjoy! #WeAreRHODY
143 AW Airmen and C-130Js joined by soldiers from the Rhode Island National Guard took part in Exercise TRADEWINDS 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas. The RING has been partnered with the Bahamas through the State Partnership Program (SPP) since 2005. #WeAreRHODY
New uniforms coming soon. Check out the article below for more info.
The 143d Airlift Wing Fire Department conducted a live fire training event at the Rhode Island Fire Training Academy in Exeter, Rhode Island, May 4, 2018. Major General Christopher Callahan, Adjutant General, Rhode Island National Guard, and his aide de camp, Captain Victoria Tolbert-Bravo, joined the Airmen for a look into their career field. Photos by Senior Master Sgt. Janeen Miller, 143 AW/PA and Specialist Alexandra Curtis, JFHQ-RI/PA #RhodeWarriors #RIsHomeTeam Air National Guard | National Guard
Rhode Warriors, Please take a moment to look at these updates to enlisted PME from CMSAF Wright
The 143d Airlift Wing receives a new commander! Colonel Michael A. Comstock assumes command of the 143 AW after serving as the vice commander since 2016. To read more visit our website. #RhodeWarriors http://www.143aw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1489920/a-change-of-command-for-rhode-island-air-national-guard-unit/ Rhode Island National Guard | Air National Guard | National Guard
For several days Airmen and Soldiers from the Rhode Island National Guard (RING) and Soldiers from the The Connecticut National Guard (CTNG) have been participating in a subject matter expert exchange with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) at Coral Harbour Base, Nassau, The Bahamas. The Rhode Island National Guard has been partnered with The Bahamas through the State Partnership Program since 2005. The exchange has provided invaluable training for the RING, CTNG, and the RBDF and strengthened the enduring partnership. U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Janeen Miller 143 AW/PA #RhodeWarriors Air National Guard | National Guard | United States Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas | NORAD and USNORTHERN Command
March is Women's History Month. "How important it is to recognize and celebrate our HEROES & SHE-ROES!" Maya Angelou
#RhodeWarriors, tune in to Command Chief Master Sgt. Anderson's Facebook Live Town Hall 17 March at 1100 hrs
I am Capt. Jamie Boudreaux, C-130J pilot, 143d Airlift Squadron, Rhode Island Air National Guard. My main responsibility is to perform tactical airlift operations both in country and at deployed locations. As a pilot, I am responsible for providing humanitarian relief and aid for various disasters and scenarios. I also support combat operations when in a deployed environment. My favorite part of this job is being able to fly all over the world and see new and exciting locations. There is nothing better than seeing the view from thousands of feet in the air. My job affects the wing mission as a whole because I am directly involved with the flying operations. Whether it be for humanitarian or combat purposes, our aircraft are utilized for important parts of the wing mission. We also provide international training through our program to help educate pilots from around on the world on the ins and outs of the C130J aircraft. My personal goals within the military are to continue progressing in my career field, and to take on more leadership and mentoring roles. I want to help not only the operations group, but the entire wing to be the best that it can possibly be. I am a full-time technician within the Air National Guard but on my free time I enjoy attending concerts and sporting events such as football and baseball.
Stay up-to-date between drill weekends! Everything you need to know about the 143d Airlift Wing is now available at your fingertips. Features include a phone directory, events calendar, PT calculator, job opportunities, PME opportunities, news, social networking and more. 143d Airlift Wing app will is available for download. Search "143d Airlift Wing" in the iTunes and Google Play stores.
I am Staff Sgt. Courtney Kreshak, knowledge operations manager, 143d Operations Group, Rhode Island Air National Guard. My primary duty is to provide administrative assistance to the commanders of the operations group. I also manage rosters and check attendance of the group during drills to ensure that members are receiving payments in the appropriate status. I also manage and modify orders as an orders specialist for the operations group. I am a full time technician at Joint Force Headquarters and act as a liaison between the 143d Operations Group and Human Resources. I am available to help with any questions and resolve any issues that relate to the Human Resource department and our full-time technician program. My additional duties include monitoring physical fitness tests as a PT leader, and I am also the alternate unit safety representative. My biggest influence and reason why I joined the military is my father, Senior Master Sgt. Steve Kreshak. He is also a member of the unit and works as a production controller within the Maintenance Operations Center in the Maintenance Squadron. I was always interested in joining because I grew up watching him in a military environment. My father and I were lucky enough to deploy together to Bagram, Afghanistan in 2011. He is my personal hero and our military service together is a strong bond that we will always share. My goals within the military are to keep up with my physical fitness standards and ensure that I am up to date with PME. I also plan to outrank my dad by the time I retire which means that I need to get promoted to chief! I have two children, Brayden, 5, and Brynn, 2. I enjoy spending time with friends and family and love being out on the boat and by the water during the summer.
On his recent trip to India Gen. David L. Goldfein said, "I'm also very proud of the strong ongoing relationship forged between the @IAF_MCC & the Rhode Island Air National Guard's 143rd Airlift Wing." #rhodewarriors http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/030218/us-air-force-chief-flies-indias-combat-jet-tejas-interacts-with-iaf-personnel.html Air National Guard | Rhode Island National Guard
Colonel Daniel Walter, commander of the 143d Airlift Wing, flew his final flight as a C-130J pilot with the U.S. Air National Guard, January 24, 2018 at Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, RI. It is tradition for a pilot's family, friends, and colleagues to hose him/her down following their last flight prior to retirement. The men and women of the 143d Airlift Wing applaud Colonel Walter and thank him and his family for their selfless service to the state and nation. (Note: It was 38 degrees) U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Janeen Miller, 143 AW/PA #RhodeWarriors Air National Guard | Rhode Island National Guard
The 143d Airlift Wing would like to congratulate Lieutenant Colonel Richard Taito on his promotion to Colonel. Col Taito is a long time member of the 143d and Rhode Island Air National Guard Family. #RhodeWarriors
143d Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron conduct a weapons training exercise in Woonsocket, RI. #rhodewarriors
Rhode Warriors, report time tomorrow, January 5, 2018 is 0900. Please plan on parking in the lower lot of building P-2.
Rhode Warriors, All RI National Guard bases will be closed to non-essential personnel tomorrow, 4 Jan 2018. All personnel will remain available for recall for should a state emergency response be required. Remember, SAFETY ALWAYS!

Air Force Symbol

The Air Force Symbol is the official symbol of the United States Air Force. It honors the heritage of our past and represents the promise of our future. Furthermore, it retains the core elements of our Air Corps heritage, the "Arnold" wings and star with circle, and modernizes them to reflect our air and space force of today and tomorrow.

Please be advised that there are appropriate and inappropriate usages of the Air Force Symbol. For information on the usage policy please visit the Air Force Branding and Trademark Licensing site.

Contact Public Affairs with any questions

PA Requests

REQUIRED NOTIFICATION TIMES

Photography Requests:

Location photography - 72 hours

Studio photography - by appointments

Graphics Requests:

Large-scale original designs - by appointments

Self-help projects - first come, first serve

Video Requests:

Productions (local only) - 10 duty days

Documentation only - 5 duty days

PRIORITY SYSTEM

Priority 1: Priority Resources, Mishaps, Investigations, Alert Calls
Time: 1 Working Day

Priority 2: Mission Essential Time critical request.
Time: 2 to 10 Working Days

Priority 3: Routine work requests.
Time: 11 to 29 Working Days

Priority 4: Non-mission critical products - i.e. squadron photos, retirement ceremonies, promotion ceremonies, base beautification, organizational charts, etc.
Time: 30-50 Working Days

Public Affairs Requests:
usaf.ri.143-aw.list.pa@mail.mil or 401-267-3229

AF 833

What's Hot


- News Note (Short announcement in Rhode Warrior, OSG or on public website)

- Photography (Historical documentation and/or event coverage in PA publication)

- Event Coverage (Story/photo for publication in newspaper, public website and social networking sites)

- News Submission (Requestor submits photos and/or article to PA for placement in Rhode Warrior, OSG, and website)

- Hometown News Release submissions

- Public Website (Develop webpage or other feature as appropriate; add full description of request on second page)

- Media Outreach (PA distributes press release and engages local news outlets for event coverage)