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5/6 Council, Top 3 host AF writing course

By Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

The Schriever 5/6 Council is collaborating with the Top 3 to host a professional development writing course 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22-23 in Building 300 Room 240.

The two-day, 16-hour course is designed to develop and enhance Airmen’s writing skills. It is available for senior airmen to technical sergeants.

“We didn’t want it to be just a bullet class; we want it to be a little bit bigger than that,” said Staff Sgt. Jovahn Lewis, 50th Operations Support Squadron GPS instructor and coordinator of the course. “It’s about bringing bullets to life. We already have a Silver Bullet class. The difference is the length and depth of the information that we will be providing.”

The class will discuss enlisted performance reports, awards packages, decorations and how they are constructed.

“It is more of an intermediate class,” Lewis said. “It is getting out of the basic foundation we get from Airman Leadership School and bringing it more to the way we do them in operations.”

During the class, instructors will be providing information on the proper way of writing for professional development. There will also be a hands-on learning experience for the students, where they will be writing and constructing EPR bullets as well as awards packages.

“This professional writing course ensures writers, reviewers and endorsers of enlisted personnel have the tools required to write effective EPRs and award nomination packages,” said Master Sgt. Heather Abney, Schriever career assistance advisor. “This course is being taught by your senior leaders.”

Lewis said this is a beneficial opportunity that everyone should take.

“Once you become an NCO, it is important that you know how to write effectively,” Lewis said. “This is how you recognize and acknowledge your Airmen, submit them for below-the-zone promotion or awards and set them up for success.”

He said he is looking forward for the program to expand and grow as well as how it will benefit Schriever Airmen.

“I am really excited of what’s going to become of it and to see the impact to everyone,” Lewis said.

For more information, call Lewis at 567-5239.

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