On-Base Disturbance News Release

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PAVILION On-Base Disturbance News Release Template 202302.docx
Use this template to quickly create a news release to provide to the media after an on-base disturbance such as an intruder on base, theft, fire, accident, attack, shooting, hostage situation, hazardous materials spill, threat, sabotage, etc.

Check with your unit to ensure there are no local templates that should be used instead.

Write a concise initial news release for an on-base disturbance using this template that includes:

  • PAO contact info
  • Release number
  • Date of disturbance
  • Releasing base name
  • Location
  • Level of disturbance
  • Current situation
  • Summary of the circumstances
  • Short statement from leadership

Distributing Your News Release

Convert the news release into a PDF and distribute via email, or direct the media to a link on your organization's website that hosts a digital copy of your media kit and/or news releases. Make sure all information is reviewed and approved by leadership and released by persons with release authority to speak to the media.


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