Media relations provides a method of communication with the public through the media. Dealing with the media requires the highest level of professional competence and sophistication. The public information responsibility is focused primarily on the accurate and timely dissemination of information to local area and national news media about the people, actions, and activities of the Marine Corps. This function involves daily contact with representatives of the civilian print and electronic news media. Although timely reporting is vital to a successful relationship with the civilian media, credibility is equally essential to a professional and enduring relationship. Requests for information in response to media queries must be responded to quickly, accurately, and candidly.
Communication Strategy and Operations Address
1st Marine Logistics Group CommStrat Office
Building 16045T Camp Pendleton, California 92055
To submit a media query: Save and fill out the Media Query Form*, then submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please Do not alter the format of the Media Query Form
Please note that if you call with a query, you will be directed back to this site and asked to submit the query.
Community relations extends beyond issuing information. It involves fostering relations with the neighboring community, including Marine Corps Reserve components, in a direct community and military interface. Well-conducted community relations enhance readiness by fostering hometown support. A good-neighbor policy is established through involvement with the communities and extends support to families of deployed Marines. It also helps reinforce the idea that the Marine Corps is a meaningful and rewarding career choice for America’s youth. Close relations with neighboring communities inspire patriotism, and that patriotism translates into recruitment and retention opportunities. Every reasonable effort will be made to develop and maintain sound community relationships.
All Requests must be submitted in accordance with the timelines listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all requests are to be directed to I MEF CommStrat.
Aviation (Flight or Static): No less than 90 days. Requests will be directed to Community Relations, OMCC (information below)
1st Marine Division (1st MarDiv) Band: No less than 45 Days. Requests will be directed to the 1st MarDiv Band.
Non-Aviation Static Displays: No less than 60 days.
Personnel (to include parade, demonstration, and personnel to man static displays: No Less than 45 days.
Color Guard Detail: No less than 30 days.
Requests for Non-Aviation Support
To request NON-AVIATION support -- Ground Equipment, Color Guard, Marine Corps Band or Marine Corps Speakers -- for a community event, please download the DD Form 2536 below and email the completed request to email@example.com.
DD Form 2536 - Request for Non-Aviation Support
Requests for Aviation Support
The Marine Corps can also provide aerial support--- fixed wing (jets, planes) or rotary (helicopters)---in support of certain community events. To get started, begin by thoroughly completing the Department of Defense “Request for Military Aerial Support” (DD2535) and submitting to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not fax requests. To assure your request is received and processed please include the asset requested, and the date and location of the event in the subject line (i.e. Color Guard Request-25July2014- Washington, D.C.). To confirm receipt or for any questions, call 703-614-1034.
DD Form 2535 - Request for Aviation Support