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Wing public website to debut soon

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Beginning in May 2008, the 151st Air Refueling Wing's historic Salty Guard Flyer will make its evolution into the 21st century by transitioning to a digital format. 

With a vast majority of Air Force publications like newspapers and flyers
migrating to the web, the 151st ARW will finally have the capability
to provide its Airmen, families and public with constantly updated information they require, instead of waiting for the monthly newsletter. The new public website will be accessible to everyone with an internet connection, including spouses and family members of ANG members. Not only will it include news stories on the wing, but it will also have photos, fact sheets, bios, videos, and a variety of other material. 

Over the past few months, the Air National Guard has joined the Air Force in consolidating its public Web sites under one network - the Air Force Public Web. 

According to the National Guard Bureau, the ANG's public Web site has a new look and feel similar to other Air Force Web sites currently using the Air Force Public Information
Management System, or AFPIMS.  AFPIMS will allow all wing and state public affairs and Unit Public Affairs Representatives to submit content directly to the website where it can be approved by PA administrative authorities. 

"The Air Force Public Web Program improves security and performance while decreasing infrastructure, manpower and operating costs -- more than $30 million annually according to a 2006 cost analysis," said Joe Bela, chief of AFPW at the Air Force News Agency in San Antonio.  "Bringing the Guard under our umbrella is the last major project we face before we can truly say AFPW supports the Total Force." 

The new 151st ARW website address will be emailed to all wing Airmen as soon as it goes "live." The public affairs office encourages members to share the new site with family and friends. To view the Air Guard's new public Web site, go to www.ang.af.mil.