The air Force letter of counseling. We know how to recognize good behavior. We write solid eprs, express our gratitude in Letters of Appreciation, or submit deserving members for medals. But how do we deal with bad behavior? This is one of the supervisor's most difficult duties. It's tough to make the decision to document substandard behavior and it's awkward to describe that behavior in writing.
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The air Force letter of Appreciation. Recommending someone for a medal isn't the only way to recognize someone's contributions. At the lower end of the recognition spectrum is the humble letter of Appreciation. Although widely considered less meaningful than an Achievement Medal or other decoration because of the promotion points, a letter of Appreciation can still be very effective! Letters of Appreciation can have just as resume much or even more impact as decorations. After all, letters of Appreciation are awarded for genuine accomplishments which is not always the case with medals. When a person receives a letter of Appreciation, they know they've accomplished something! I strongly endorse the use of Letters of Appreciation as a recognition tool. It costs nothing but a few minutes of your time, they're easy to process, and they pay big dividends in pride and loyalty. For examples and format, see our. Air Force letter of Appreciation examples.
If you've never submitted someone for a decoration before it might seem complicated but it's not. All awards have specific requirements and follow a prescribed format which is outlined in the applicable afi (afi 36-2803, The air Force Awards and Decorations program). All that needs to be done is to fill in the details. But sometimes it's hard to get started, to accurately convey what you want to say. That's where we come. We're in the process of collecting awards and decoration examples to make the job easier. So far, we have basic instructions slogan for preparing the most commonly awarded medals and quite a few examples of properly written citations. Air Force Awards and Decorations.
While you're working overtime to help make sure the mission gets done, others are working just as hard to get promoted ahead of you. So it's important that you take the time to do a good job on your and your troops' epr. A short lot depends. It's one of those necessary nusiances. But using the materials provided on our epr page should make the job a lot easier. Air Force Awards and Decorations, another important method for recognizing and rewarding our Airmen's contributions are medals. Submitting someone for a medal is one of the easiest yet most effective things a supervisor can. Not only do you get to express your appreciation for someone who deserves it, the person who was recommended is ecstatic that someone recognized their efforts and took the time to make the recommendation. And the promotion points are an added bonus.
The air Force Enlisted Performance report. The epr is the most important document you will encounter during your military career. That single document, the af form 910, affects your chances for promotion, your pay, your assignment options, and your entire future in the military. And yet most people don't give it the attention it deserves. Many of us just aren't ambitious and care more about doing a good job at work than about promoting our own careers. We care more about doing our share than about trying to make ourselves look better than our peers. But ultimately, it's wrong. You have to take care of yourself.
Writing, letters to soldiers: Friends and Family - living
The russians picked us up in Dresden. We rode from there to the American lines at Halle in Lend-lease ford aiou trucks. We've since homework been flown to le havre. I'm writing from a red Cross Club in the le havre. I'm being wonderfully well feed and entertained.
The state-bound ships are jammed, naturally, so i'll have to be patient. I hope to be home in a month. Once home i'll be given twenty-one days recuperation at Atterbury, about 600 back pay and - get this - sixty (60) days furlough. I've too damned much to say, the rest will have to wait, i can't receive mail here so don't write. Love, kurt -.
On about February 14th the Americans came over, followed by the. Their combined labors killed 250,000 people in twenty-four hours and destroyed all of Dresden - possibly the world's most beautiful city. After that we were put to work carrying corpses from Air-raid shelters; women, children, old men; dead from concussion, fire or suffocation. Civilians cursed us and threw rocks as we carried bodies to huge funeral pyres in the city. When General Patton took leipzig we were evacuated on foot to the saxony-czechoslovakian border'?).
There we remained until the war ended. Our guards deserted. On that happy day the russians were intent on mopping up isolated outlaw resistance in our sector. Their planes (P-39's) strafed and bombed us, killing fourteen, but not. Eight of us stole a team and wagon. We traveled and looted our way through Sudetenland and Saxony for eight days, living like kings. The russians are crazy about Americans.
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One-hundred-and-fifty such minor beings were shipped to a writers dresden work camp on January 10th. I was their leader by virtue of the little german I spoke. It was our misfortune to have sadistic and fanatical guards. We were refused medical attention and clothing: we were given long hours at extremely hard labor. Our food ration was two-hundred-and-fifty grams of black bread and one pint of unseasoned potato soup each day. After desperately trying to improve our situation for two months and having been met with bland smiles I told the guards just what I was going to do to them when the russians came. They beat me up a little. I was fired as group leader. Beatings were very small write time: - one boy starved to death and the ss troops shot two for stealing food.
They killed about one-hundred-and-fifty. We got a little water Christmas day and moved slowly across Germany to a large. Camp in Muhlburg, south of Berlin. We were released from the box cars on New year's day. The germans herded us through scalding delousing showers. Many men died from shock in the showers after ten days of starvation, thirst and exposure. Under the geneva memoir convention, Officers and Non-commissioned Officers are not obliged to work when taken prisoner. I am, as you know, a private.
supermen marched us, without food, water or sleep to limberg, a distance of about sixty miles, i think, where we were loaded and locked up, sixty men to each small, unventilated, unheated box car. There were no sanitary accommodations - the floors were covered with fresh cow dung. There wasn't room for all of us to lie down. Half slept while the other half stood. We spent several days, including Christmas, on that Limberg siding. On Christmas eve the royal Air Force bombed and strafed our unmarked train.
For more info, visit, books of Note. TO: Kurt Vonnegut, williams Creek, indianapolis, Indiana. Dear people: I'm told that you were probably never informed that I was anything other than "missing in action." Chances are that you also failed to receive any of the letters I wrote from Germany. That leaves me a lot of explaining to do - in precis: i've been a prisoner of war since december 19th, 1944, when our summary division was cut to ribbons by hitler's last desperate thrust through Luxemburg and Belgium. Seven Fanatical Panzer divisions hit us and cut us off from the rest of Hodges' first Army. The other American divisions on our flanks managed to pull out: we were obliged to stay and fight. Bayonets aren't much good against tanks: Our ammunition, food and medical supplies gave out and our casualties out-numbered those who could still fight - so we gave.
Letters - support Our, troops
In December of 1944, whilst behind enemy lines during the. Rhineland Campaign, 22-year-old Private, kurt Vonnegut was captured by, wehrmacht troops and subsequently became a prisoner of war. A month later, vonnegut and his fellow pows reached. Dresden work camp where they were imprisoned in an underground slaughterhouse fruit known by german soldiers as "Schlachthof Fünf" (Slaughterhouse five). The next month — february — the subterranean nature of the prison saved their lives during the highly controversial and devastating bombing of Dresden, the aftermath of which Vonnegut and the remaining survivors helped to clear. Below is an incredible letter he wrote to his family that may from a repatriation camp, in which he informs them of his capture and survival. . 25 years later, in 1969, vonnegut's stunning book, slaughterhouse-five, was released. (This letter, along with 124 other fascinating pieces of correspondence, can be found in the bestselling book, letters of Note.