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433rd Hometown News Release Program

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Alamo Wing personnel who want to share news of their accomplishments and achievements with family members and friends back home can participate in the Army and Air Force Hometown News Release Program.

The Alamo Wing' s Hometown News Release program is administered by 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs and is designed to help Airmen highlight their accomplishments in their hometown newspapers.

Whether you are active duty, Reserve, Guard or a Department of Defense civilian you can fill out a hometown news release and forward it to the public affairs office, who will then process and forward the form to the Joint Hometown News Service, who in return will distribute your new release to every media outlet within a 50-mile radius of the zip code that you specify on your form. 

     · Basic Training
     · Promotions 
     · Exercises (attach a cover release with forms) 
     · Awards & Decorations
     · Graduations from technical training
     · Exercises
     · All joint service awards
     · Airmen/NCO/Officer/Civilian of the Quarter and Year 
     · Arrivals and Appointments/Changes of Command
     · Delayed Enlistment Program
     · Retirement

There are several options for submitting the Hometown News Release form.
      To submit a Hometown News Release electronically, click on this below.
      To submit a Hometown News Release request by FAX, MAIL or IN PERSON, use this information below: 

      Read instructions first and then click on the DD226 link.
      · Right mouse click this link  DD2266 (PDF File requires Acrobat Reader™) 
      · Select "Save Target As..." 
      · Select the location where you would like to save the file (i.e. Desktop) click and save. 
      · Locate the file "hometown_news_request.pdf" in the location where you saved it. 
      · Open the file in Adobe Acrobat reader. 
      · The file can be filled in by selecting the fields in the form. 
      · Print the form after and sign your name at the bottom. 
      · This form cannot be sent electronically, it must be signed or will not be accepted.
      · Fax your signed request to the Public Affairs Office at (210) 925-7492. 
        433 AW/PA
        203 Galaxy Rd, Suite 103
        Lackland AFB, TX 78236-0112
        ATTN: Hometown News Program

        Fax (210) 295-0317

**If you choose to include a photo with your release, digital photos must be jpeg images with the .jpg file extension. The preferred image size is 4 x 5 inches at 200 dpi resolution (high or fine resolution), but must be no less than 150 dpi and must not be smaller than 4 x 5 inches or larger than 5 x 7 inches. Be sure to identify all individuals and their position in the photo.

For more information contact, Public Affairs at (210) 925-5194, DSN 945-5194 or by e-mail at 433aw.pa@us.af.mil.