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Strategic Communication Taking Flight – Public Affairs in the United States Air Force

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December 05, 2017
11:30 am

The Rushmore Hotel

Learn how the Air Force engages with community and civic leaders.

Explore how Air Force public affairs professionals communicate our messages with media outlets.

Understand how our team produces high-quality products that engage our Airmen, their families, and our external public’s.

Speaker: Captain Jessica Nickle (pronounced Nickel) is the Chief of Public Affairs for the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. She manages and operates media relations, command information and community engagement activities for the largest B-1 combat wing in the U.S. Air Force, with 27 aircraft and more than 3,800 military and civilian members. As chief of public affairs, she provides trusted counsel to the wing commander and his staff, supports Airman morale and readiness, ensures public trust and support, is a conduit for global influence and deterrence, and maintains public affairs readiness at all times. Prior to her assignment at Ellsworth, she served as the Chief of Public Affairs at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and recently deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel as the media embed manager. Her first assignment was for the Air Force’s largest Air Mobility Command at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Captain Nickle has a master’s degree in management and leadership from Liberty University and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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