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Carolina Flyer goes online

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  • By Senior Airman Kris Levasseur
  • 43rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
As the years go by, many things change. Compact discs have made way for mp3 players, floppy disks have been replaced by memory sticks and the majority of households now have Internet wired into their homes.

Many people across the globe are turning to the Internet as a more convenient way to shop, book travel, communicate and receive the most up-to-date news.

It is no surprise the Carolina Flyer has decided to go Web-based in order to take advantage of the speed and convenience the Internet has to offer.

"Even though we are saying goodbye to the Carolina Flyer, our mission here continues," said Capt. Beverly Mock, 43rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs officer. "The Web site will offer the same information our community has come to expect from the paper."

The Carolina Flyer will gradually shift the bulk of information the Pope community now finds in hardcopy format to the Web site at until the farewell edition of the Carolina Flyer March 26.

"As we realign with Fort Bragg and reduce the size of our Public Affairs staff, we continue to look for ways to leverage technology and still communicate with our Airmen and community. It only makes sense to explore alternative means of getting the Pope message out," said Col. James Johnson, 43rd AW Commander. "Although many people had to adapt to the Internet over the years, the majority of our Airmen, who are under the age of 30, have lived with the Web since they started grade school.

"For family members, community leaders, retirees and others who may not be completely comfortable with turning to a computer to get information, there is still the hard copy avenue," Colonel Johnson added. "A new Pope section will be added to the Paraglide. The section will contain stories and information from Pope. It will offer a hard copy version of stories and photos from the Pope Web site. This is a great opportunity to partner with the Fort Bragg community to tell our interconnected story."

The Carolina Flyer has delivered local news and information to the Pope community for more than 13 years. With the timely transition from hardcopy to electronic format, the staff of the 43rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs office remains dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and relevant information to servicemembers and their families.