Army announces Public Affairs Communication Competition Winners

Wednesday March 24, 2010

What is it?

The Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition recognizes military and civilian-employee print, broadcast and community relations practitioners for journalistic excellence in furthering the objectives of the Department of the Army internal-information and community relations programs. The Secretary of the Army sponsors this competition annually. The Office of the Chief of Public Affairs conducts judging with a goal of ensuring the best internal information efforts and community relations events receive recognition for professional excellence and outstanding achievement.

What has the Army done?

Judges from academia and noted civilian news and advertising industry organizations judged Army print, broadcast and community relations products in accordance with the best in industry standards. Additionally, judges selected the best civilian and military print and broadcast journalists and the community relations practitioner of the year. First place winners at the Army level go on to compete against winners from our sister services at the Department of Defense competition.

Why is this important to The Army?

This competition recognizes the best print and broadcast journalists and products and the best community relations practitioners and products across the Army.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?

This is an enduring, annual competition that celebrates the great work of Army communicators. Results can be found on MG Keith L. Ware Web site

Resources:

MG Keith L. Ware Web site

U.S. Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

SOCIAL NETWORKING

PROFESSIONAL WRITING

Army Professional Writing

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

ABOUT THE ARMY

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS

OF INTEREST

WORLD VIEW

SPORTS

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Events

March 2010

_**Women’s History Month (Women in the U.S. Army)

Brain Injury Awareness Month**_

Mar. 25: Medal of Honor Day (See U.S. Army Medal of Honor Web site)

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"The strategy is for Iraqi Security Forces' capability to be able to replace us…We are on track -- all the processes are in place -- to hit our (drawdown) marks for September."

- Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commanding general of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, talked with media representatives March 16 about the successes and challenges of the unit's recent deployment to Iraq.

General offers insight into progress, challenges in Iraq

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"Writing women back into history is important, as we know too much of it is left out. There is history being made every day. The history is great, and good to know, but it's the legacy left behind that is really important. Accomplishments and achievements tell me what you did when you lived, but legacy tells me how you did it."

- Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Michele S. Jones, appointed Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense White House Liaison, reflects on the theme for March being the Women's History Month

Army opens expanded women's museum

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