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]

A Closer Look: Mutual Objectives

  1. 01. A Closer Look: Mutual Objectives
  2. 02. Battle for City of Kobani Rages On in Syria
  3. 03. A Closer Look: Call to Duty
  4. 04. A Closer Look: A Day in the Countdown
  5. 05. First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing: Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony
  6. 06. AFRICOM Update, Episode 31
  7. 07. Soldiers Update: CSM Daniel Dailey
  8. 08. A Closer Look: Moving Forward
  9. 09. National Guard Responds to Lava Flow
  10. 10. Hawaii National Guardsmen Assist with Patrols and Security During Big Island Lava Flow
  11. 11. Transfer of Authority in Ebola Response
  12. 12. Working On an Ebola Vaccine
  13. 13. Mighty Mungadai
  14. 14. Army Thin Line PSA
  15. 15. Honorable Service
  16. 16. Living the Army Ethic: Why and How We Serve
  17. 17. WWII Veterans Walk the Red Carpet
  18. 18. Soldiers Update: Lt. Gen. McMaster
  19. 19. Soldiers Update: TBI
  20. 20. Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak
  21. 21. Boots on the Ground in Liberia
  22. 22. Air Force Meets Artillery
  23. 23. Explosive Claymore Training
  24. 24. Secretary of the Army visits Arsenal
  25. 25. The Pledge
  26. 26. Women Invited to Apply for Ranger School
  27. 27. A Closer Look: LANDCOM - Cohesive Impact
  28. 28. Soldiers Light the Sky
  29. 29. Soldiers Update: Warrior Games Charles Armstead
  30. 30. Soldiers Update: Taking Home First
  31. 31. Resilience Overview Documentary
  32. 32. Army Prepares for Ebola Support Effort
  33. 33. National Cyber Security Awareness
  34. 34. Warrior Games 2014: Sitting Volleyball Army vs Air Force, Part 1
  35. 35. Warrior Games 2014: Adaptive Warrior
  36. 36. A Closer Look: NRF Land Forces 2015 - Command and Control
  37. 37. Soldiers Update: MRAP
  38. 38. The All American Dustoff
  39. 39. Keris Strike 14
  40. 40. Soldiers Update: Stars and Stripes
  41. 41. Aerial Footage of U.S. Airstrike Against ISIL in Syria
  42. 42. Airstrikes Hit ISIL Strongholds
  43. 43. Airstrike in Syria
  44. 44. Restoring Hope to Combat Veterans (Part 3)
  45. 45. P.O.W.: Restoring Hope to Combat Veterans (Part 5)
  46. 46. P.O.W. : Restoring Hope to Combat Veterans (Part 4)
  47. 47. Medal of Honor Visits the National Infantry Museum
  48. 48. P.O.W. : Restoring Hope to Combat Veterans (Part 2)
  49. 49. P.O.W. : Restoring Hope to Combat Veterans (Part 1)
  50. 50. Invictus Games 2014

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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