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37th Training Wing Public Affairs



Introduction
Public Affairs is the focal point for providing information on the 37th Training Wing to Airmen, the community and members of the news media. The staff conducts public affairs visits to 37 TRW mission areas, submits information to the weekly newspaper, and is the commander's liaison between the wing and local media organizations. All media requests concerning 37 TRW people, programs and events must be coordinated through Public Affairs.

Function
The U.S. Air Force engages in Public Affairs to provide trusted counsel to leaders; build, maintain, and strengthen Airman morale and readiness; enhance public trust and support; and achieve global influence and deterrence.
Public Affairs seeks to inform decision makers and communicate the wing's requirements, capabilities, actions and achievements to the world and keeps the 37 TRW community fully informed with complete and accurate information. Our programs are designed to increase public understanding of the 37 TRW mission.
For questions or information, call (210) 671-2128/3136 or email us <37trw.pa.inbox@us.af.mil). Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Public Affairs office is located in Bldg 2484, 37th Training Wing Headquarters, second floor.

Request for Support
The military belongs to the American people. Common ownership dictates Department of Defense resources be committed to supporting events and activities of mutual interest and benefit. However, limitations of time and money make it impossible to grant all requests. DOD and its subordinate
agencies cannot do for one what it cannot do for all. DOD policy prohibits:
- Endorsing and/or appearing to endorse a specific organization, product, or commercial service.
- Using military resources when such assets are reasonably available from commercial sources and where such support would be, in fact, perceived as unfair competition.
- Using military resources/personnel to increase sales, business traffic, or attendance.
- Using personnel outside military bases to act as guards, parking lot attendants, runners, messengers, or baggage handlers.
- Active-duty military participation in fund-raising activities, excluding the Combined Federal Campaign and military relief societies.

Media Relations
The Media Relations section of Public Affairs produces works with the local, regional and national news media to provide interviews, coordinate visits and respond to queries. The staff also provides news releases on Air Force missions, programs and activities. All media queries and requests for
interviews must be coordinated through the Public Affairs office.
Office Hours
You may contact our staff during normal duty hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays) at (210) 671-2128/3136

Community Relations
The objective of community relations is to increase public awareness and understanding of the Air Force and the 37th Training Wing mission. Community relations supports the surrounding communities in all aspects, ranging from tours to volunteer requests. Its goal is to foster positive relations with the surrounding communities. Participation in community events by Air Force people is highly encouraged. The Community Relations division can be reached at (210) 671-3136.

Community Event Requests
If you are looking for Air Force people or organizations to visit your organization, we would like to help you. Contact the 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office0 at (210) 671-2907 or send an e-mail to 502.abw. for more information.

Requesting a Speaker for Your Community Event
The 502nd Air Base Wing Speaker's Bureau offers community groups, schools and civic organizations an opportunity to have military speakers attend their events and talk on a variety of topics. Groups looking for a military speaker should call the 502 ABW/PA office at (210) 671-2907 or send an e-mail to publicaf@lackland.af.mil. Active duty personnel interested in joining the speaker's bureau should call the Community Relations division.

Requests for support from the following organizations should be directed to the link or phone numbers listed below:
Other Community Event Requests
- Military volunteers (through the Family Support Center) -- (210) 671-3722
- Basic Military Training Reception Center -- (210) 671-3024
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Air Force Band of the West -- (210) 671-3934

Base Visitors
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is no longer an open installation. People, other than families of basic training graduates, wishing to visit the base will be required to have a sponsor with a valid military ID card. We cannot support non-sponsored tour or visit requests.
For more details on how to request a base tour for your group, click here.