Washington Wing Public Affairs
As of 23 Jul 21
CAP.news is the main place for published news from NHQ!
WAWG has aligned the EVERGREEN Magazine under EVERGREEN News! We publish news in a lot of places, all of the time, and our magazine is just one of them!
What does this mean to you?
Don't wait for a magazine deadline! Submit your stories as they happen!
Articles submitted to the EVERGREEN News will be considered for publication on Washington Wing's Facebook Page, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, WAWG CAP News, the Washington EVERGREEN magazine, local Air Force Association newsletters and Facebook pages (Seattle and McChord Chapters), and NHQ's cap.news!
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The Role of the Public Affairs Officer
Public Affairs (PA) is a powerful leadership and unit-building tool at the commander’s disposal. At present, the professional development courses leading up to a command position include practically no information on PA. Yet, this staff position is so important that it cannot remain vacant – this means that if no Public Affairs Officer (PAO) is assigned, those duties are the commander’s responsibility. (CAPR 190-1, 3c)
Successful use of PA normally results in better member retention, morale, and esprit-de-corps. Recruiting, community and media relations, also, are dependent on good PA work.
At any level of command, the PAO is responsible for “telling the CAP story” and maximizing publicity for the unit and its activities. In all PA work, the emphasis needs to be on unit members, their CAP activities (especially those on behalf of the community), and the resulting benefit to the community, the state and the nation.
CAPR 20-1 - Organization of the Civil Air Patrol
CAPR 190-1 - Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs Program