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Joint Hometown News Service

How to submit a Hometown News Release

By filling out a Hometown News Release form, you'll be able to share your military achievements with friends and family back home through their local newspaper, radio, or news station.

Occasions that merit a Hometown News Release:

  • Promotion to a higher rank
  • Change of duty station
  • Awards and decorations
  • Re-enlistment
  • Earning a college degree
  • Participation in a national news event

To obtain a Hometown News Release form click here

Make sure to type L17 in the PAO code box in the top-left corner.

Forms will automatically be submitted to the Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Ft. Meade, MD.

For more information or help call the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 575-784-4131.