The Public Affairs Office

Mission

​Public Affairs fulfills the California National Guard’s obligation to keep the American people and the California National Guard informed, and helps to establish the conditions that lead to confidence in the California Guard and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.

Request For Information

If you are a news organization looking for information you can fill out our Media Request for Information form under our Forms link on the left. The request will be emailed and answered by our Media Team or you can go direct by calling Captain William Martin at 916.854.3829.

 

 

 

SERVICE – Community Relations

Mission
Our California National Guard Community Relations Program strives to educate Californians on the missions and role of the National Guard through active involvement in local neighborhoods. We have units in many counties throughout the state and aspire to be a good neighbor and strong community partner.
Requesters must recognize that “real-world” contingencies and training requirements take precedence over public events and any aircraft assets “promised,” may be required to perform their assigned tasking and therefore, subject to non-availability at the last moment.

 

External Links

About Requests

Eligibility

Types of Requests

Submitting Your Requests

DD Form 2536

Request Form (non-aviation)

DD Form 2535

Request Form (Aviation)

AFI35-101

AR360-1

Enlisted Gift Acceptance

Guidance for enlisted members accepting gifts

Guidance on Civilians in Military Vehicles

Information on allowing civilians to ride in military vehicles during events

2015 National Guard Bureau Community Outreach Guidance

 

Points of Contact

​Mrs. Salli Sablan
916-854-3794

SERVICE – Grizzly News magazine

Mission

​The Grizzly Newsmagazine portrays the stories of our soldiers and airmen by using our public affairs professionals, public affairs offices and unit public affairs representatives (UPAR) in the California National Guard to cover missions, events, and training. Their stories, photos, and video make our Grizzly magazine, social media sites, and The California National Guard website.

GRIZZLY SUBMISSION:

Articles should range from 350 to 2,000 words. All articles should be accompanied by multiple high-resolution images. Include first names, last names and military ranks. Always verify spelling. Spell out acronyms, abbreviations and full unit designations on first reference. Only submit articles that have been approved by your unit’s public affairs officer or UPAR. Photographs should be at the highest resolution possible, i.e. MB files and not KB. Do not retouch photos or add special effects. Include the photographer’s name and rank, and a caption: what is happening in the photo, who is pictured and the date and location.

Email submissions and feedback to jason.b.sweeney2.mil@mail.mil

 

SERVICE – Media Relations

Mission

​​Respond to all media inquiries regarding incidents, accidents, events and activities of the California National Guard. This office serves as the release official for all news releases, to include written and verbal releases to media, as well as serves as liaison between media and the California National Guard.

Points of Contact:

​Captain William Martin
916-854-3829

External Links

Media Request Form
Request for Information

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE SUBMISSION: We will take anything from a cell phone picture to a high resolution photo. Almost any video file works.

As long as the product is about our organization and you provide the who, what, where, when, and why. We will work with you to make sure it is ready for upload to whatever site will better show, explain and market it.

You can contact our office and ask for UPAR training or stop by and sign out equipment.

We encourage you to share and post on our Facebook page.

Basically, if you think it is interesting then we are interested in seeing it and help share it with the world.

If you have questions or product to submit for Facebook, YouTube, Flickr or our website email us at California.Guard@gmail.com or calguardpao@yahoo.com.

External Links

FACEBOOK
Official California National Guard Facebook Page

TWITTER
Official California National Guard Twitter

YOUTUBE
California National Guard YouTube Channel

INSTAGRAM
Official California National Guard Instagram

 

Points of Contact

​MSgt Paul Wade
916-854-3391

 

PROGRAM – Visual Information

Mission
The Visual Information section is the eyes and ears of the California National Guard. Through Cinematography, Photography and Graphics we share the story of the guard while preserving the experience for future generations. We support wild fire missions, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters to homecomings and promotion ceremonies.
We support you and your mission through our audio-visual methods. We have a specialized team of professionals that provide Command Photography, DA photos, event photography, Electronic News Gathering cinematography, instructional cinematography and a full spectrum of graphics and design.
The VI team also supports you with equipment loans and instruction on the proper use of public address systems, projectors and other audio-visual equipment.

For assistance please contact us at (916) 361-GOVI or use the links provided below.

Additional Links

http://www.vios.army.mil
For DA Photos and any other VI request please visit this site

DA Photo Regulations
For DA photo regulations please visit this site