Hanscom Airmen, family feedback sought Published Sept. 8, 2017 Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force invites all Airmen and their dependents to participate in the 2017 Air Force Community Feedback Tool survey which runs through Oct. 2. The volunteer survey collects feedback directly from the total force and their spouses about their community needs. Those surveyed identify gaps and strengths of the helping services at their local bases. Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 7, access codes were sent to the official Air Force email addresses of active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen and civilian employees. Once personnel receive their invitation with their access code they can take the survey, which is completely confidential. “The ultimate source of air, space and cyberspace combat capability resides in the men and women of the U.S. Air Force,” said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright. “We must put them first as they face the challenges inherent in serving in the profession of arms. We continue to explore opportunities to strengthen our force. While some initiatives are force wide, others are more targeted, but all have the same objective -- to provide commanders with the most well-trained, deliberately developed Airmen and the most resilient Airmen and families.” The Air Force used a previous community survey in 2013 to assess healthy food options in a base environment, provide additional psychological health resources and implement new chaplain initiatives to better meet the community’s spiritual needs. "The timing of the survey couldn't be better," said Carolyn McCafferty, Hanscom's community support coordinator. "Hanscom's Helping Organizations -- also known as H2O -- will gain valuable insight from a community perspective that will help us pinpoint barriers and bridges to our resources, inform us of our community's most important needs and problems, and highlight the strengths of Team Hanscom for us to build on." For further information, contact McCafferty at Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.