NAVCO

 

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AMERICAN CONNECTIONS MEDIA OUTREACH PROGRAM
We offer media outreach services designed to tell the Navy story through the eyes of individual Sailors by leveraging local ties, such as hometown, high school, college, family members, etc.


Local Media Advisories

  • Preserving a popular capability from the Fleet Hometown News Program, NAVCO notifies local media when Sailors are promoted, receive an award, earn a warfare qualification, complete a deployment or achieve other recognition.

  • Awards, stories, and photos can be e-mailed to navyoutreach@navy.mil or Sailors may submit material using the form below. Sailors can also use this form to request assistance in coordinating a phone or email interview with local media.
  • NAVCO provides media feedback report with links to all coverage.   

Media Production Visits

  • NAVCO sends a small production team to commands to write feature stories with photos. These stories are sent to each Sailor’s hometown and posted on our blog http://navyoutreach.blogspot.com

  • After the visit, NAVCO provides each participating command with media feedback reports and links to all coverage.

  • NAVCO can also provide training with command public affairs teams on how to produce their own feature stories for hometown media distribution.

  • If you would like to be considered for future media production visits, e-mail navyoutreach@navy.mil.

 Fleet Produced Content

  • Photos and stories found on DVIDS, Flickr, navy.mil, and those e-mailed to navyoutreach@navy.mil, are shared with local media.

  • NAVCO can only use stories and photos that have a local connection, such as hometown, high school, college, family members, etc.

Radio Shout outs

FHTN FORMS: The Fleet Hometown News Release form NAVSO-5724-1 is no longer valid. Please discontinue using this form and follow the instructions below.

 For the NAVADMIN detailing the American Connections Media Outreach Program, please click here.

 

Media Production Stories

http://navyoutreach.blogspot.com/

CONTACT INFO

Media Outreach Department
NavyOutreach@navy.mil
(901) 874-5810

HOW TO PARTCIPATE

 

Share Your Story

We can contact local media to relay your story, whether that city is your hometown, your college town or a place that has a personal connection with you.
If you are deployed, earned an award, reached a milestone or are simply proud of your service, we want to tell your story.

Share your story with local media by e-mailing navyoutreach@navy.mil. Please Include the following information:


First name:
Last name:
Rank:
Rate:
Command:
Current location:
Command Public Affairs Officer (PAO):
PAO E-mail:
Hometown/local connection:
State:
High School:
Brief Description of submission: award, promotion, deployment, etc.



You can also send your photos to navyoutreach.navy.mil. Please ensure the caption includes a local connection (e.g. hometown).

Photos


Include a hometown in your caption and we will share it with media in that area.

Image of Petty Officer doing work

SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 30, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Jessica Bonilla, from Inglewood, Calif., stands the surface warfare coordinator watch in the combat information center (CIC) aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63). The CIC provides pertinent tactical information and intelligence to command and control stations. Cowpens is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and began a patrol in the western Pacific Ocean on June 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class N. Ross Taylor/Released)

Stories

Include a hometown tie in a story and we will share it with media in that area.

USS Annapolis Changes Command

...Balagna, a native of Farmington, Illinois, enlisted in the Navy in April 1992 as a Nuclear Electronics Technician. In 1997, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Illinois and received his commission through the ROTC...

Source: navy.mil
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