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]

Celebrating 240 years of the U.S. Army

  1. 01. Celebrating 240 years of the U.S. Army
  2. 02. Training to Respond to Force Protection Threats in Afghanistan
  3. 03. Special Forces Combat divers joint training with USN and USCG
  4. 04. Efficient Base Camp Technologies
  5. 05. Pentagon Hall of Heroes: Sgt. William Shemin and Pvt. Henry Johnson
  6. 06. Medal of Honor Ceremony: Sgt. William Shemin and Pvt. Henry Johnson
  7. 07. Special Forces Combat Divers
  8. 08. Honor Flight
  9. 09. Inventing the Army of the Future
  10. 10. The Harlem Hellfighters
  11. 11. Army Memorial Day :60 PSA
  12. 12. #ArmyTeam: Everything that makes the Army great
  13. 13. 82nd Airborne Division Interoperability Program Overview
  14. 14. A Closer Look: Moving Forward
  15. 15. Operation Proper Exit
  16. 16. A Closer Look: Mark of Success
  17. 17. Lean in: A Discussion on Leadership with Sheryl Sandberg
  18. 18. Michigan 1-119th FA and Latvian Land Forces complete Operation Summer Shield XII Life Fire Exercise
  19. 19. A Closer Look: Aligning Standards
  20. 20. Operation Atlantic Resolve: 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Deep Freeze
  21. 21. A Closer Look: Inside the Alliance
  22. 22. African-Americans in Military History: Breaking Barriers
  23. 23. A Closer Look: View From The Top
  24. 24. A Closer Look: View From The Top
  25. 25. Swearing-in ceremony: Short Version
  26. 26. CSM Dailey Talks NCO 2020 Vision
  27. 27. Service Chiefs Describe Sequestration Dangers
  28. 28. Exercise Allied Spirit
  29. 29. Gen. Perkins Interview with U.S. Army Europe
  30. 30. A Closer Look: Strong Europe
  31. 31. A Closer Look: Strong Europe
  32. 32. Updates on Operation United Assistance
  33. 33. A Closer Look: Mutual Objectives
  34. 34. Kiowa End
  35. 35. Battle for City of Kobani Rages On in Syria
  36. 36. A Closer Look: Call to Duty
  37. 37. A Closer Look: A Day in the Countdown
  38. 38. First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing: Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony
  39. 39. AFRICOM Update, Episode 31
  40. 40. Soldiers Update: CSM Daniel Dailey
  41. 41. A Closer Look: Moving Forward
  42. 42. National Guard Responds to Lava Flow
  43. 43. Hawaii National Guardsmen Assist with Patrols and Security During Big Island Lava Flow
  44. 44. Transfer of Authority in Ebola Response
  45. 45. Working On an Ebola Vaccine
  46. 46. Mighty Mungadai
  47. 47. Army Thin Line PSA
  48. 48. Honorable Service
  49. 49. Living the Army Ethic: Why and How We Serve
  50. 50. WWII Veterans Walk the Red Carpet

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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