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Missile Community Cancer Study Current Timeline Graphic

A graphic created in Adobe Illustrator, published on DVIDS April 11, 2024, is a revised version of the first iteration of the graphic which originally depicted the MCCS timeline as it began around Dec 2022; which was initially released via the AFGSC website March 13, 2024. The purpose of publishing this updated version April 11, 2024, on the AFGSC website and DVIDS was to provide corrections and clarity on some text statements that were written in the initial March 13 version. The changes made to the first version that are reflected in this second version are as follows. The end of the first sentence under “June – July 2023” was altered to combine it with the second, now showing, “…within AFGSC; begins combing…”; the word “PCB” in the headline title “PCB Identified & Mitigation Efforts Completed” was changed to “PCBs” to make the word plural and therefore more scientifically accurate; the date of “June 2024” was changed to “Summer 2024” for accuracy; the end half of the sentence under “June 2024” that said, “…a virtual pool of supplemental state and territory registries of cancer diagnoses.” Was replaced with, “…other cancer registries.” for accuracy and clarity; and lastly, the version date listed as “Current as of 13 March 2024” was changed to reflect the changes made between the initially released graphic and this revised version by having this statement be changed to say, “Current as of 20 March 2024”. The updates reflected in this second version (and now most current version) were requested by subject matter experts within the MCCS leadership team and were carried out with the guidance, outlined processes, and release authority of the AFGSC Public Affairs Office, and in alignment as required with the DoD Visual Information Style Guide; DoDI 5040.02, Visual Information (VI); DoDI 5040.07, Visual Information (VI) Productions; and AFI 35-101, Public Affairs Procedures. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Shelby Thurman)

PHOTO BY: SSgt Shelby Thurman
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