Mission: The Office of Public Affairs communicates the U.S. Army Garrison Devens Reserve Forces Training Area story. We highlight Devens RFTA's contributions and value to the warfighter to varied audiences to increase understanding and enhance support for Devens RFTA’s mission, accomplishments and requirements.
The Public Affairs Office coordinates events with the community, works with the media to tell the story of what is happening at Devens RFTA and tells the story of our Soldiers and civilians who work to provide the warrior in battle the best training facilities possible.
The Public Affairs Office assists members of the news media in reporting on the installation, ensuring the American public has access to the information they need understand the military's role in the community, in support of the nation, and in the world. The Public Affairs section is responsible for:
- Releasing information, arranging interviews, responding to media inquiries, and coordinating access to the installation for news media representatives,
- Inviting reporters to significant events that highlight missions, programs, or issues of interest to the public.
Telling the Soldier story is a top priority but we need your help in doing so. If you have an event or training activity you would like us to cover please fill out our Public Affairs Request Form or contact our Public Affairs Office Jaz Levario.
Media Escort Requirements
Devens RFTA is a closed military installation. For security reasons, installation access rules require a public affairs escort to be present any time members of the media conduct news-gathering activities on post. For invited events, media should RSVP in accordance with the instructions provided in the news release to coordinate a public affairs escort onto the installation.
For other stories, news media representatives may request assistance from the Public Affairs office. Requests are granted as resources allow.
Service members and military family members who are interested in engaging the media are encouraged to contact our office for assistance. If the story is of limited official interest, we may suggest meeting with the reporter off-base (where a public affairs escort is not required).