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eBoard creates virtual bulletin in central online location

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 30th Space Wing has no more requirements for physical bulletin boards, military or civilian, to be displayed in 30th SW units.

The initiative to get rid of the requirement has eliminated the need for unit bulletin board monitors, dissolving an additional duty as an aspect of smart operations with a smaller force.

In their place, the information has been moved to a virtual board, called eBoard.

"It's basically the same information, it's just easier," said Master Sgt. David Zegouros. As the point of contact for the eBoard, he centrally updates the bulletin from his desk in the 30th Space Wing Inspector General's office.

Easier because the information is accessible all the time on the Vandenberg Intranet or the Air Force Portal, Sergeant Zegouros said.

Since bulletin boards were once placed in high traffic areas, some may feel their absence will be missed. But instead of taking the chance that one or several of several dozens of board monitors were unable to update their boards, eBoard is updated by only one person.

Vandenberg Airmen and government-employed civilians have access to the Intranet. An icon linking to the eBoards is located in the lower left corner of the screen. Clicking on the link will bring the user to a page with policy and contact information.

But the Vandenberg Intranet is short lived. Eventually, all the information found on the Intranet will be migrated to the Air Force Portal. Sergeant Zegouros has proactively prepared for the migration and moved eBoard over to the 30th Space Wing organizational page.

"I just wanted to get ahead of the game," he said. "I have a feeling that when the intranet goes away, it's going to go away quickly."

Units may retain the option to maintain a physical board as long as the information is current, accurate and presents a neat and orderly appearance.