U.S. Army Community Relations

Our Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard can be found in all 50 states, so no matter where you are, the Army is there to support you. Our coast-to-coast network of dedicated Soldiers and Public Affairs Officers provide assistance through three regional offices located in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. These locations, along with our Pentagon office, work hard to answer your questions and support your events and community.

OCPA - Washington D.C.

Located in the Pentagon, the Community Relations Division coordinates Army community outreach nationwide by connecting Army Senior Leaders with communities and developing relationships with organizations, businesses, sports teams and individuals who support Soldiers, Families and Veterans. The Community Relations Division also conducts outreach to military and veterans' service organizations and tells the Army story through a variety of events that include Army Birthday, Veterans' Day and Memorial Day.


OCPA - New York

Located in New York City, Army Public Affairs Northeast develops public support for the Army and its Soldiers through community outreach, media engagements and support to veterans and military support organizations from Maine to Maryland. The office coordinates Army participation at events including: Army Senior Leader engagements, color guards, bands, ceremonial units, aerial demonstration teams, flyovers, static displays of Army equipment, and Soldier and Family recognition. Army Public Affairs Northeast pitches Army story ideas to national-level and local based media, places Army leaders and subject matter experts in appropriate media settings, provides media advisories and responses to query and assists with media requests to cover Army units in its area of operations (active, Guard, Reserve, USMA and ROTC). We are the approval authority for authors requesting Army assistance with book projects, and we coordinate requests for support for community events with Army installations and units worldwide.

(212) 784-0111 /0112 /0113

OCPA - Chicago

Located in downtown Chicago, Army Public Affairs Midwest develops public support for the Army and its Soldiers through community outreach, media engagements and support to veterans and military support organizations across the 16-state Midwest region that includes Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The OCPA-Midwest regional office connects citizens with their Army by serving as the principal Army public affairs liaison for professional sports franchises, media, communities of interest and veterans service organizations. We accomplish this by promoting the U.S. Army and regionally informing the American public about Army programs, projects, information, initiatives though outreach efforts involving veterans, civic, military-affiliated organizations and special events coordinating Army speakers when requested and coordinating Soldiers to be honored by organizations, civic leaders and communities.

Check out the outstanding Soldiers of the Midwest at: http://www.facebook.com/USArmyPublicAffairsMidwest


OCPA - Los Angeles

Located in Los Angeles, Army Public Affairs West, also known as Army Entertainment Office, is the entertainment industry's direct liaison to the United States Army by assisting film, television, and video game professionals in all matters relating to the United States Army. OCPA-West works directly with members of the entertainment industry to ensure their project accurately portray Soldiers and the Army. The staff at OCPA-West specializes in knowledge of the entertainment world, feature film and television script review, on-site technical military assistance to film makers, and coordinating documentary coverage of the Army. In addition, seeks opportunities to showcase the American Soldier and all that they do for our nation through community outreach planning, media engagements and community liaison on behalf of the Army.

For additional information, please visit the U.S. Army's OCPA-West FAQs at http://www.army.mil/info/institution/publicAffairs/ocpa-west/faq.html.


Video Playlist

Army Media Player [1/50]

Army Team

  1. 01. Army Team
  2. 02. A Closer Look: Moving Forward
  3. 03. Operation Proper Exit
  4. 04. A Closer Look: Mark of Success
  5. 05. Lean in: A Discussion on Leadership with Sheryl Sandberg
  6. 06. Michigan 1-119th FA and Latvian Land Forces complete Operation Summer Shield XII Life Fire Exercise
  7. 07. A Closer Look: Aligning Standards
  8. 08. Operation Atlantic Resolve: 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Deep Freeze
  9. 09. A Closer Look: Inside the Alliance
  10. 10. African-Americans in Military History: Breaking Barriers
  11. 11. A Closer Look: View From The Top
  12. 12. A Closer Look: View From The Top
  13. 13. Swearing-in ceremony: Short Version
  14. 14. CSM Dailey Talks NCO 2020 Vision
  15. 15. Service Chiefs Describe Sequestration Dangers
  16. 16. Exercise Allied Spirit
  17. 17. Gen. Perkins Interview with U.S. Army Europe
  18. 18. A Closer Look: Strong Europe
  19. 19. A Closer Look: Strong Europe
  20. 20. Updates on Operation United Assistance
  21. 21. A Closer Look: Mutual Objectives
  22. 22. Kiowa End
  23. 23. Battle for City of Kobani Rages On in Syria
  24. 24. A Closer Look: Call to Duty
  25. 25. A Closer Look: A Day in the Countdown
  26. 26. First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing: Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony
  27. 27. AFRICOM Update, Episode 31
  28. 28. Soldiers Update: CSM Daniel Dailey
  29. 29. A Closer Look: Moving Forward
  30. 30. National Guard Responds to Lava Flow
  31. 31. Hawaii National Guardsmen Assist with Patrols and Security During Big Island Lava Flow
  32. 32. Transfer of Authority in Ebola Response
  33. 33. Working On an Ebola Vaccine
  34. 34. Mighty Mungadai
  35. 35. Army Thin Line PSA
  36. 36. Honorable Service
  37. 37. Living the Army Ethic: Why and How We Serve
  38. 38. WWII Veterans Walk the Red Carpet
  39. 39. Soldiers Update: Lt. Gen. McMaster
  40. 40. Soldiers Update: TBI
  41. 41. Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak
  42. 42. Boots on the Ground in Liberia
  43. 43. Air Force Meets Artillery
  44. 44. Explosive Claymore Training
  45. 45. Secretary of the Army visits Arsenal
  46. 46. The Pledge
  47. 47. Women Invited to Apply for Ranger School
  48. 48. A Closer Look: LANDCOM - Cohesive Impact
  49. 49. Soldiers Light the Sky
  50. 50. Soldiers Update: Warrior Games Charles Armstead

Mission Statement

Connecting you with your Army

The Community Relations Division, headquartered at the Pentagon, communicates Soldiers' stories by directly engaging a wide spectrum of businesses, organizations, and local community and education leaders to bring the American people closer to the Soldiers who serve them.

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