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]

Battle for City of Kobani Rages On in Syria

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

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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