The Public Affairs Office supports Fort Gordon by communicating on behalf of the installation and its leadership - providing clear, accurate, timely information to internal & external audiences. We employ a variety of communication strategies- including internal news and information products, media engagement, and public outreach.
The Media Relations section assists members of the news media in reporting on Fort Gordon, 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. For media queries, click on the Media Relations tab above.
The Command Information section provides news and information to members of the Fort Gordon community, by producing an array of command information products for our internal audiences to include the Globe newspaper, website and social media channels. To submit a story idea, click on the Command Information tab above.
Community Engagements programs support and sustain relationships between service members and leaders at Fort Gordon and citizens of neighboring civilian communities. Fort Gordon works closely with resident units, including Cyber Center of Excellence, 35th Signal Brigade, and 7th Signal Command, to fulfill community requests. To request a guest speaker, marching unit, honor guard, military equipment display, or military band, click on the Community Engagements tab above.
The Media Relations section assists members of the news media in reporting on Fort Gordon, 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 Media Relations section in 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,
- Providing media awareness and media engagement training to members of the Fort Gordon community.
Reporting on Fort Gordon
High-profile military missions, high-tech military equipment, high-intensity training opportunities, our innovative installation and family support programs, and easy access from Augusta and CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) are among the many reasons local, national, and international news organizations cover activities at Fort Gordon on a regular basis.
Media office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Call (706) 791-6001.
For urgent issues after duty hours, call the Fort Gordon Installation Operations Center at (706) 791-9747, and ask for the Public Affairs Officer on call.
Media Escort Requirements
Fort Gordon 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 Media Relations section. Requests are granted when service and DoD regulations 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).
For stories not related to the subject's military affiliation, we can generally provide an escort onto the installation only if the story cannot be adequately reported without such access.
Our office does not facilitate "reaction" stories (stories seeking service member or military family member reactions to issues of current interest or events) and "person-on-the-street" interviews - reporters may solicit military personnel and their families for their reactions to current events via other means, but we will not use military resources to provide an escort onto the installation for these types of stories.
Possession of a military-issued ID card or visitor pass does not constitute permission to conduct newsgathering activities on any part of the installation - including family housing - without a public affairs escort. Pass-holders and/or the visitor's military sponsor may be held responsible if a pass or military ID is misused.
The Command Information section provides news and information to members of the Fort Gordon community by producing an array of command information products for our internal audiences.
Fort Gordon News
The command-authorized newspaper for Fort Gordon. Published Fridays, the newspaper contains important information for our installation community and spotlights the activities of Fort Gordon's service members, families, and employees. Paper copies are distributed to over 200 locations on Fort Gordon each Friday by noon and online at www.FortGordonNews.com.
Website & Social Media
Email us at email@example.com for posting to this garrison public website or official Public Affairs social media sites.
Community Engagements programs support and sustain relationships between service members and leaders at Fort Gordon and citizens of neighboring civilian communities.
Fort Gordon works closely with resident units, including Cyber Center of Excellence, 35th Signal Brigade, and 7th Signal Command, to fulfill community requests.
- COMMUNITY REQUESTS
Fort Gordon can support community requests for Color Guards and Guest Speakers.
Requests should be submitted using DD Form 2536 and the Fort Gordon Event Detail Form via email, fax, or mail (see below for contact info). Requests must be filled out and submitted with a MINIMUM of 55 days lead time prior the event you are requesting support for. If you are making a Veterans Day or Memorial Day support request it is highly encouraged to submit support requests with as much notice as possible as the post's resources are largely committed to our host community events during these two national holidays.
An initial legal review of the request will be conducted and, if approved, the request will move forward to the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization & Security (DPTMS) in order to see if there are resources available to support the request. If resources are available the request will be approved and tasked.
Some requests that cannot be accommodated:
- Fundraising events
- Support for or during sectarian events or on church property when related to a religious activity
- Events that charge an entry fee or are closed to the public
- Events detrimental to the interests or values of the Armed Forces
- Events that directly or indirectly endorse, selectively benefit, or favor any private individual, sect, fraternal organization, political group, commercial venture, or is associated with solicitation of votes in a political election
- Army participation and support that "interferes with the customary or regular employment of local civilians in their act, trade, or profession," per Title 10, US Code
- Events that restrict admission, seating and other accommodations or facilities with regard to race, creed, sex, or national origin
- By mail:
Public Affairs Office
307 Chamberlain Avenue
Darling Hall, Bldg. 33720
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
- By fax: (706) 791-2061
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org