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Community Assessment survey requests coming soon

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 2013 Community Assessment surveys will soon reach the email inboxes of randomly selected active-duty, Guard and Reserve Air Force members, appropriated-fund civilians, and military spouses.

The survey is completely anonymous and takes approximately 30 minutes or less to complete. While not all Buckley members will receive a survey, it is important those who do complete and submit it.

The theme for the survey is "A Strong Community Depends on You," as it is the only survey that includes spouses and tailors feedback for community and installation improvements. Survey responses can directly influence family services and support activities on base.

"We need to make sure our programs are meeting the needs of Airmen and their families. This survey is one way we can learn how well we're doing that. It's every Airman's responsibility to provide some honest feedback to help," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody.

Topics covered include personal and family adjustment, individual and family adaptation, community well-being, deployment, resiliency, post-traumatic stress, and help-seeking stigmas. Additionally, there are questions regarding several risk behaviors such as suicide, alcohol abuse and family violence. This information is used to improve outreach and prevention efforts.

"Everything we do depends on our people, the living engine of our Air Force. The entire Air Force leadership team is committed to doing all we can to support our Total Force Airmen and their families," stated Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley. "We know that through your valuable input, the state of our Air Force will remain strong, ready and capable of delivering airpower, whenever and wherever the nation calls."

Previous surveys have resulted in new parks, job opportunities for spouses, increased support networks and new classes at various installations.

Results from the survey will be released upon completion of the study.
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