“Public Affairs fulfills the Army’s obligation to keep the American people and the Army informed, and helps to establish conditions that lead to confidence in America’s Army in its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.” FM 46-1
The Public Affairs Office is the initial contact for the public and the media for information about the Los Angeles District and its programs, policies, operations and activities. The Public Affairs Office manages the District’s Public Information, Command Information and Community Relations programs. Public Affairs specialists serve in direct support of the District’s Public Affairs programs, each responsible for specific geographic and functional areas. Public Affairs staff members publish the District’s publication, The NewsCastle, and prepare other information products for both internal and external audiences. The Public Affairs Office supports the District in a wide variety of other activities, including the management of the District’s Web presence. Several employees are members of the External Affairs Planning and Response Team providing public affairs support to emergency response and recovery missions.