Foundation partners with the Oral History Project
In partnership with PCI, the Airman Heritage Foundation is launching The Oral History Project in honor of the United States Air Force’s 75th Birthday! This year long program will work to capture the stories of American Airmen in your own voice. Stories will be transcribed into a hardbound and digital edition that will not only be a wonderful keepsake for all those who participate and their families, but a beautiful opportunity to preserve the history of the American Airman.
Postcards will be sent to current members of the Airman Heritage Foundation this September inviting you to participate at no cost. The anticipated release of these efforts will coincide in September 2022, in time for the United States Air Force’s historic 75th Birthday.
If you have any questions about the Oral History Project, contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Airman Heritage Foundation. Is this a legitimate project or is it a scam?
It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Airman Heritage Foundation. PCI is a family owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for almost 100 years. This project allows Airman Heritage Foundation to hear about your personal experiences and explain how Airman Heritage Foundation has helped shape your lives.
Does Airman Heritage Foundation benefit from this at all?
Yes, in a few different ways:
– Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage members
– Legacy – preserves the history of our organization
– Revenue – generates membership revenue for member programs
– Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our organization
How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?
PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law. Upon completion of the project, PCI will redact PII (Personal Identifiable information) from any and all electronic files that we have supplied or were produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Project.
I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How may I do this?
If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, then ask you to share your story about your time at Airman Heritage Foundation. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Airman Heritage Foundation at the conclusion of the project.
If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.
Can I choose what information prints in the publication?
When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative if you prefer any of your information be excluded. You can also communicate your preferences to PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / email@example.com.
I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.
You can call back at any time to share your story.
I shared a story and the representative said I could send some photos. How do I do this?
You will receive an email with a link to upload up to two photos (black and white or color) plus captions.
If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send physical photos in to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
I’d like to add / remove info from my story.
You will receive an email prior to publication with a link to review your transcribed story and make any edits.
Can anyone purchase a book?
Yes! To order a copy of the Airman Heritage Foundation’s Oral History Project, contact PCI’s customer service at 1-800-982-1590 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The hardcopy editions of the book will be $159.98 + $19.98 shipping and handling, and digital publications of the book are available for $159.98 (no shipping and handling cost). The last day pre-orders will be accepted ins July 1, 2022.
I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?
Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.
Airman Heritage Foundation merchandise purchased through the Oral History Project pre-orders have started to be delivered starting the week of May 23, 2022. Digital editions of the books were distributed mid-October 2022.
Due to a worldwide paper shortage, there is a delay to when hardcopy versions of the books will be distributed. We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience as these supply shortages and delays are being navigated. We encourage you to contact PCI should you have any questions about your order. You can reach them at 1-800-982-1590 or by email at email@example.com.
How to Access Digital Versions
If you have purchased a digital copy of the Oral History Project, e-mails with access credentials were sent out mid-October 2022.
– For a tutorial on how access your digital copy, visit this page.
– To watch a video on how to access your digital copy, visit this page.