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Community Feedback Tool: Identifying gaps and strengths at Peterson AFB

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The U.S. Air Force Community Feedback Tool survey is available online and is open to all Airmen, Airmen’s spouses, and Air Force civilian employees at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 2, 2017 through Oct. 2

Knowing what Airmen want is a necessity for the 21st Space Wing. Getting that information is required in order to fully anticipate where the wing should focus its energy.

The online survey is estimated to take about 20 minutes to complete and participation is voluntary and all responses are confidential.

“The one thing, the first thing we’re looking at is the core structure in our Air Force where Airmen thrive, and where we build readiness, and we have innovation at the squadron level…where the mission succeeds or fails in the Air Force,” said Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff.

Conducting surveys is an unbiased approach to decision making. Survey data can be collected to develop sensible decisions based on analyzed results. By analyzing results, topics of importance can immediately be addressed rather than wasting time and resources on areas of little or no concern.

“On a daily basis, Air Force community members are adapting to new global challenges and it is crucial to promote their resilience,” said Lt. Gen. Stayce D. Harris, Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Director Air Staff. “I encourage leaders at all levels to support participation in this effort aimed at gathering actionable feedback directly from the members of our Air Force community.”

“The ultimate source of air, space and cyberspace combat capability resides in the men and women of the U.S. Air Force,” said Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. “We must put them first as they face the challenges inherent in serving in the profession of arms. We continue to explore opportunities to strengthen our force. While some initiatives are force wide, others are more targeted, but all have the same objective – to provide commanders with the most well-trained, deliberately developed Airmen and most resilient Airmen and families.”

CMT survey has been conducted every two years. This year, however, the format has been changed making the survey easier to understand.

“Our goal this year is to get at least 50% participation,” said Beverly Price, Wing Staff Agency community support coordinator. “Participation is anonymous so Airmen need to know they can answer the question honestly.”

“In a non-intimidating environment you can learn what is important to Airmen and gather meaningful insight. Airmen are more likely to provide open and honest feedback in a more private survey method,” Price added.

At the end of the year Price will get the results after the Air Force tabulates the data and present it to 21st SW leadership via the Community Action Information Board.

“It’s important that people take the survey so their voice is heard,” said Price. “People can grumble all they want, but unless they get the right information to the right channels, how can they make a difference? The whole idea is to make a difference so that the Air Force can make it better by improving quality of life and removing irritants.”

Survey results can provide a snapshot of the attitudes and behaviors of Airmen to include thoughts, opinions and comments. This valuable feedback can help the wing measure and establish higher standards from which to compare results over time.

For questions, contact Price at (719) 556-6768.

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