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National Office Week in Review: Sept. 30, 2015

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Emails from National Office : As you saw on Sept. 29 with the most recent email, i mportant updates from the National Office will be sent to each member via the email address we have on file for you in our membership database. If you have not received recent updates and need to either add or change the email address we have for you on filed, you can do so through the NATCA Portal here . Daily Press Clippings : If you're not already receiving the daily clips via your email in box and would like to be added to our distribution list, email . Archive of all press clips available here . We are including many shutdown - related clips in our recent editions of the daily press clippings package. Press releases : We can add you to our press release list so you receive anythin g sent out immediately upon release. Email . Government Affairs Department Updates : In addition to the most recent update above from Government Affairs, you can see past updates to get the ful l background on all shutdown, sequestration, and FAA reauthorization - related news. Click here . Facebook and Twitter : The quickest way to get info rmation is via social media, on NATCA's Facebook , Twitter and Instagram accounts. We encourage you to "Like" and "Follow" them today. Postings over the last several days on the funding issue drew significant interest and attention. VIDEO CHANNEL – CAREER DAY MATERIAL: Got an opportunity to do a career day event in your local area soon? Have a chance to discus s the ATC profession at your child's school? Want to simply educate friends, family, and neighbors about what you do? Acting on a good suggestion by a FacRep last week, we took some of our favorite videos on our NATCA YouTube Channel and created a new playlist called "Career Day Material." Check it out and feel free to use it. As always, please let us know how we can improve our video channels. GOT A POSITIVE STORY OF GREAT ATC WORK AT YOUR FACILITY? WE WANT TO HEAR IT! One of the best parts of our job here in the Communications Department is working to get good stories into the hands of the media but we need your help! If your facility is doing great work, let us know immediately so we can try and get it reported and also have it nominated for an Archie League Medal of Safety A ward! Contact or if you want to submit ideas for media stories. Use for help in s ubmitting an Archie League Medal of Safety Award nomination. HERE'S ONE GREAT EXAMPLE OF POSITIVE COVERAGE : Last week, we commemorated the one - year anniversary of the Chicago Center arson fire with special coverage in the NATCA Insider. We released these materials, which provide the details behind the incredible story of NATCA members rising above and beyond the call of duty under extremely difficult and unprecedented conditions: Video: Includes the ATC audio from the ZAU Video: Special panel at Communicating for Safety last March that discussed the event Story: Written by NATCA and published last week in the new issue of the quarterly magazine of the Air Traffic Control Association. Reprinted on the NATCA members only webs ite here. Media coverage: This story ran on Sept. 27 on WLS - TV Chicago .

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