"Army Wives" author, Tanya Biank (center), pictured here with son, Jack; husband Lt. Col. Michael A. Marti, 3rd ID G2; and her sister Lt. Col. Maria A. Biank, 3rd ID G6, offers words of advice to fellow spouses.

'Army Wives' author reaches out to fellow spouses

Tanya Biank, whose book "Army Wives" inspired the No. 1-rated Lifetime TV network show of the same name, will experience the same hurt and pain of separation as other 3rd Infantry Division families when the division deploys in less than......READ MORE

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The U.S. Army's Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Western Region (OCPA-West) is the entertainment industry's direct liaison to the United States Army. Our primary purpose is to assist film, television, and video game professionals in all matters relating to the United States Army. OCPA-West leverages its direct interface with members of the entertainment industry to ensure Army-supported projects are accurately portrayed. The office proactively seeks opportunities to showcase the American Soldier and all that they do for our nation.

The staff at OCPA-West specializes in knowledge of and liaison with the entertainment world; feature film and television script review; on-site technical military assistance to film makers; coordinating documentary coverage of the Army; community outreach planning; news media engagements and community liaison on behalf of the Army.

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"OCPA-West's goal is to educate American and global audiences about the U.S. Army by ensuring realistic/plausible portrayal of Soldiers in the entertainment media."

-Mr. Ken Hawes, OCPA-West Chief

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