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AFH 33-337 - T T h h e e T T o o n n g g u u e e a a n n d...

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Unformatted text preview: T T h h e e T T o o n n g g u u e e a a n n d d Q Q u u i i l l l l A A F F H H 3 3 3 3--3 3 3 3 7 7 1 AUGUST 2004 Communication is an essential tool for the twenty-first century Air Force BY ORDER OF THE AIR FORCE HANDBOOK 33-337 SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE 1 AUGUST 2004 Communications and Information THE TONGUE AND QUILL Supersedes AFH 33-337, 30 June 1997. Certified by: ACSC/DEO (Lt Col Bart Kessler) C OMMUNICATING IS A P OWERFUL T OOL FOR THE T WENTY-FIRST C ENTURY A IR F ORCE The Tongue and Quill is dedicated to every man and woman in today’s Air Force who will ever sling ink at paper, pound a keyboard, give a briefing, or staff a package to support the mission. Currently, The Tongue and Quill is widely used by Air Force military and civilian members, professional military school educators and students, and civilian corporations around the United States. As United States Air Force employees, it is important we communicate clearly and effectively to carry out our mission. This handbook together with AFMAN 33-326, Preparing Official Communications, will provide the necessary information to ensure clear communications— written or spoken. The use of the name or mark of any specific manufacturer, commercial product, commodity, or service in this publication does not imply endorsement by the Air Force To all you enthusiastic users worldwide, keep up the good fight! SUMMARY OF REVISIONS This revision improved organization; rearranged layout; updated quotes, art and word lists; and added material on preparing to write and speak, writing with focus, communicating to persuade, research, meetings, briefings and listening; updated information on electronic communication and e-mail, and added information on Air Force writing products such as awards, decorations and performance reports. OPR: ACSC/DEOP (Mrs. Sharon McBride) Pages: 378 /Distribution F Acknowledgements The Tongue and Quill has been a valued Air Force resource for decades, and many people have contributed their talents to various editions over the years. I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of several personnel who overhauled chapters in this edition, including Lt Colonel Kimberly Demoret (Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, and 11), Lt Colonel Janelle Costa (Chapter 7), Major Jane Palmisano (Chapters 3, 6, 8, 10, and 13), Major Keith Tonnies (Chapter 9), Major Marci Watkins (Appendix 2), and Major Kathy Dowdy (Appendix 3). Ms. Stephanie Rollins provided technical inputs for Chapter 4 and compiled its extensive list of Internet sources. Also, MSgt Douglas McCarty who provided the accomplishment-impact bullets for the Bullet Background Paper and the Performance Report. I would also like to thank Lt Col Demoret for her support during the planning, integration and editing processes....
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