The Media Relations section assists members of the news media in reporting on USAG Italy.
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 USAG Italy community.
Members of the media wishing to speak with a public affairs representative can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0444-61-8031.
I rappresentanti dei mezzi di informazione che avessero piacere di parlare con un portavoce dell'Ufficio Pubbliche Relazioni possono inviare un messaggio all'indirizzo email at: email@example.com oppure telefonare al numero COMM 0444-61-8009.
Reporting on United States Army Garrison-Italy
High-profile military missions, high-tech military equipment, high-intensity training opportunities, our innovative installation and family support programs are among the many reasons local, national, and international news organizations cover activities at USAG Italy on a regular basis.
Media office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central European Time. Call +39 0444-61-8031.
For urgent issues after duty hours, call the USAG Italy Operations Center at +39 0444-61-8035, and ask for the Public Affairs Officer on call.
Media Escort Requirements
All bases within USAG Italy are closed military installations. 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 allow.
Service members and military family members who are interested in engaging the media are encouraged to contact our office for assistance.
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.