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Peterson Space Observer

We’re listening — the 2013 Community Assessment Survey

From the Peterson Integrated Delivery System committee

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — “We’re listening” is the call from the Air Force Integrated Delivery System, which is sponsoring the 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey. For the first time, the Community Assessment Survey will be administered to the total force: active duty members and their spouses, Reservists and their spouses, civilian employees, and for the first time, Air National Guardsmen and their spouses. The survey plays a key role in identifying where resources are needed most to enhance the well-being of the entire Air Force community.

The Community Assessment Survey will sample Air Force members at installations worldwide along with key Reserve installations and Air National Guard wings. Active duty members, Reservists, Guardsmen and civilian employees will be notified by email to participate in this survey. Spouses will be contacted by postcard with an invitation to participate. Each invitation will include a link to the online survey. The anonymity of survey participants is assured as no personal identifying information is linked to responses. This means that no one — the Air Force, the government, nor the contractor — will be able to link any aspect of your responses to your personal identifiable information. The overall success of this survey relies on the full cooperation and participation of each survey respondent. Community members are strongly urged to take part in this important study.

“Everything we do depends on our people, the living engine of our Air Force,” said Michael Donley, secretary of the Air Force. “The entire Air Force leadership team is committed to doing all we can to support our total force Airmen and their families. We know that through your valuable input, the state of our Air Force will remain strong, ready and capable of delivering airpower, whenever and wherever the nation calls.”

Opinions and comments made from the previous waves of the Community Assessment Survey have directly influenced support activities and family services at Peterson AFB and other bases throughout the Air Force. Policies and programs impacted by this survey include better financial counseling programs, better support networks for Air Force single parents, marital support seminars for junior enlisted members and their spouses, and job programs for spouses, to name just a few of the benefits participation in this survey will produce.

We’re listening. All that is needed is for community members to complete the survey.

For information regarding the Community Assessment Survey 2013, call Beverly Price, 21st Space Wing community support coordinator, at 556-6768 or email 21sw.caib.ids@us.af.mil.

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