2011 Community Assessment Survey being held, responses needed

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  • By Lawanna Barron
  • Integrated Delivery System chair
The Integrated Delivery System working group is sponsoring the 2011 Community Assessment Survey being held for servicemembers, spouses, reservists, spouses of reservists and civilians.

This survey is the best way for Air Force community members to make their opinions and needs known. The results of the survey will be used by base leadership and the Air Force to target resources where they are most needed and enhance the well-being of the community.

Air Force community members at Air Force bases worldwide will be randomly selected to participate in the study. A notification letter that includes a link to the web-based survey will be sent out to the work email address of each active duty member selected to participate. Spouses will be sent a letter in the mail with the web link. Participation is crucial to the success of the project and selected participants are strongly urged to take part.

The survey is a top priority and is the best way for us to listen to community members and then provide the services needed to help them and their families. The survey allows participants to express their opinions anonymously, which allows them to respond openly and honestly about issues that affect them every day.

Survey responses can directly influence family services and related support activities at local bases and throughout the Air Force.

In fact, results from previous Air Force community assessments have impacted the policies and programs that support families at every level of the Air Force. This includes expanding financial counseling programs to members and their families, developing a support network for Air Force single parents and setting up marriage support seminars for junior enlisted members and their spouses.

This survey provides community members a wonderful opportunity to improve the Air Force community. We hope the selected participants will do everything they can to respond to the survey as quickly as possible.

This year's survey at Moody AFB will be particularly important. As part of a Department of Defense-sponsored initiative, this year's survey, along with some supplemental questions, will be used to direct additional resources to help servicemembers and families base-wide. Base agencies will be working with researchers to ensure this year's survey results are used for maximum benefits.

If you have any questions regarding the 2011 Community Assessment, please contact me at 229-257-4805 or Ann Lukens at 229-257-4380.