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Enlisted professional organizations hold consolidated membership drive

Posted 4/10/2009   Updated 4/10/2009 Email story   Print story


by Staff Sgt. Jamie Lessard
36th Wing Public Affairs

4/10/2009 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- To promote and encourage involvement in Air Force professional organizations, Team Andersen will be holding a consolidated membership drive at the base exchange April 17.
The event is a joint venture between the Top 3, Network 5/6 and First Four Airmen. Along with the membership drive, there will be a consolidated meeting and mentorship social at the Top of the Rock.

"We hope by consolidating membership drives it provides a one-stop sign up for senior noncommissioned officers, NCOs and Airmen," said Master Sgt. Michael Taylor, Top 3 treasurer, "Our goal is to raise organizations' membership by 20 percent."

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from each organization will be at the base exchange to talk to Airmen about what the organizations can do for them.

Organization members will also host a consolidated meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Top of the Rock. At this meeting, potential members are encouraged to bring forward any issues that the organizations may be able to resolve. A mentorship social will be held at 4 p.m. after the consolidated meeting.

"It doesn't matter if you're an airman, NCO or senior NCO, these organizations are a great way to be involved and make a positive impact," said Senior Airman Shane Dunaway, First Four president. "Step up and be a part of the solution, not part of the problem. This is the way to make a difference."

According to Sergeant Taylor, organizations like the First Four and Top 3 strengthen each Airman's ability in areas of management, team building and group dynamics. It is also a means of positively affecting the base community. Each organization has direct impact on events and programs that enhance the morale of military members and families.

"Any Airman on base can be a member of these groups, but to be an active participant, it takes steadfast dedication to stand up and take charge," Airman Dunaway said. "First Four, Network 5/6 and Top 3 members are excellent ambassadors to the base and local community."

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