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.
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.
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 recognition. Army Public Affairs Northeast pitches Army story ideas to New York-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. We are the approval authority for authors requesting Army assistance with book projects, and we coordinate requests for support community event with Army installations and units worldwide.
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 a 16-state region that includes Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Our internal network includes the Active-Duty Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Warrior Transition Units, Army Recruiting, the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) and Junior ROTC across our 16 state-region, and we work with our sister service organizations to ensure that no requests to honor our service members go unanswered.
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.
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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.