Community Assessment Survey's '.com' address approved for use

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The community assessment survey is in full swing. When you receive your invites to participate, it will ask you to click on a .com web address. There have been some concerns voiced about it being a ".com" address, but it is the proper address, and is secure.

Team Robins members who are asked to participate are encouraged to do so.

The assessment is designed to assist chaplains and people working in installation-level Airman and family readiness centers, family advocacy programs, health and wellness centers, mental health clinics, and child and youth programs to better meet the needs of service members and their families.

"We need to make sure our programs are meeting the needs of Airmen and their families," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody. "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."

Topics covered in the survey include personal and family adjustment, individual and family adaptation, community well-being, deployment, resiliency, post-traumatic stress, and help-seeking stigma.

The Community Assessment Survey is a total force effort. About 160,000 active-duty members, 40,000 reservists, 40,000 Air National Guard members, 160,000 spouses of active-duty members, 10,000 spouses of reservists and 10,000 spouses of ANG members will be randomly selected to participate. All appropriated fund civilians will also be asked to participate. The survey will be available until May 30 and is completely anonymous.

A notification letter, including a link to the Web-based survey, will be sent to work email addresses of everyone selected to participate. Spouses will be sent a postcard in the mail with the Web link.

The survey should take 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

Data will be analyzed and briefed to wing and Air Force leaders. The information will help make community-wide program planning and resource allocation decisions, which ultimately enhance the quality of life, readiness and retention of Air Force personnel.

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