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JBLM Air Force unit media page live after 'extreme makeover'

by Jake Chappelle
446th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

12/12/2014 - MCCHORD FIELD, Wash. -- The Web designer version of reality show personality and carpenter Ty Pennington would most likely instigate a slow clap at the recent transformation of the Media Operations page on the 446th Airlift Wing public website.   

Its original launch, in 2012 offered a speck of user selections, much less any direction or clear meaning of the page itself. Hence, the page fell on the cutting room floor.

Today, with a refined purpose, it delivers a one-stop shop for news media organizations to submit requests in a formal medium and access to the wing's,

· reporting instructions,
· press releases,
· social media sites,
· multimedia posts,
· Newswise newsroom,
· Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System page
· news from other outlets,
· contact information, and
· public activities.

Just because "media" is in the title doesn't mean it's an exclusive page. Every Citizen Airman has a story to share, even if it's a simple shout out to their loved ones. From the Media Operations page, the Joint Hometown News and "The Wolf's" Hometown Hero forms are just a click away.

Reservists, family members, and anyone with access to the Internet can also share their stories via any of the wing's four (and growing) social networking fan pages: Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.

While designed to focus on media outlets, the Media Operations page is a great support resource for anyone interested in keeping up to date with the wing's activities outside of JBLM, or to tell their story.

Click here to be directed to the 446th Media Operations page.