Key Points to Writing
- If you haven't already, Take a writing class.
English Comp will do.
- WRITE!!! The more you do it, the better you get.
- Ask for HELP, not knowing what you are doing can hurt you, your "Airmen" and unit.
- Use various writing resources like Merriam-Webster Online
- Use a spell checker. (F7 Word)
- Remember, there is a purpose for writing a letter or MFR.
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Copy Directly on to Unit Letter Head!
(BASE, STATE, ZIP CODE)
(RETIREE'S RANK AND FULL NAME)
(CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE)
Dear (RETIREE'S RANK AND LAST NAME)
Please accept my sincere congratulations on a most distinguished and successful career! You have made many lasting contributions to the (BRANCH OF SERVICE) and our country throughout the years, and your dedicated service has set a splendid example for all who have served with you. The enviable reputation that you have established during a variety of key and demanding jobs should rightfully be the source of great personal pride and satisfaction.
The (BRANCH OF SERVICE) and the nation are grateful for all you have done. I am confident that your contributions, in return, have left memories, interests, and a mark of pride that will remain a rewarding part of your life. I hope you will continue to maintain the same active interest in support of the (BRANCH OF SERVICE) that characterized your active service. I join with all those with whom you have served to wish you success and happiness in the years ahead.
(COMMANDER'S SIGNATURE BLOCK)
Reminder, the closing line is 5 spaces below the last line of text.