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AFPC Spread the Word team launches global tour

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Air Force Personnel Center commander, Maj. Gen. K.C. McClain, will kick off an Air Force-wide "Spread the Word" briefing tour at Oct. 7 and 8 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

"AFPC is evolving to provide personnel services in new formats through new programs, and we want to communicate these changes in the field--so, we're coming to you," said General McClain.

"Developing and caring for our Airmen is one of the Air Force's top priorities, and AFPC wants to hear from you about what works and what we can improve," the general added. "The changes and improvements we're making in our personnel, manpower and services management helps make it possible for us to better employ the right Airmen, to the right place, at the right time."

The Spread the Word briefing provides information on personnel issues and delivery transformation, as well as allows all Air Force members direct, face-to-face contact with AFPC personnel to address concerns and provide feedback.

Specific topics covered in the Spread the Word briefings will include, among others, 365-day deployment options, the Global Air and Space Expeditionary Force tempo-banding system, civilian hiring procedures, and assignment changes. The teams also include military and civilian assignments experts, as well as deployment experts, who will be available for questions during the visit and after each Spread the Word briefing session.

AFPC Spread the Word teams will start visiting other Air Force bases in November and continue in 2009, briefing bases Air Force-wide. Locations, dates and times of the Spread the Word team visits will be provided to installation leadership in the coming weeks. For individual personnel questions, Air Force members should contact the Air Force Personnel Center Contact Center at 1-800-616-3775.