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Wednesday, July 27, 2005
A MESSAGE FROM FRANKIE MAYO
Frankie Mayo, who started Operation Air Conditioner to help our troops, will be on Rush tomorrow with Roger Hedgecock (who's guest hosting).
Plus,posted on her site is the following message, which she was asked to post, concerning tv shows:
Guidance for Soldier/Airmen Participation in Television Series Reviews
The new television season will feature several military-themed series, such as the "The E Ring," "The Unit," "Over There" and "The Commander in Chief." As media critics prepare their reviews for these series and the networks crank up their publicity, there will be attempts made to garner reviews by service members screening the programs before they air.
It would be inappropriate for public affairs officers to render opinions or to assist media in arranging for Guardmembers to review the upcoming series and render their opinions. Regardless of whether the Soldiers or Airmen are in uniform or not, they would still be interviewed about the shows based on their Army affiliation, which would certainly be mentioned in any media coverage. The Department of Defense limits its responses to media queries about entertainment projects to those projects that the department has supported. DoD and the Army have not supported any of the new series premiering this year.
Also, please share this information your state/territory recruiting command. A number of recruiting stations have already unwittingly helped Soldiers participate these types of reviews.
All Active Duty members of the military must clear all interviews through their Public Affairs before they are allowed to speak to the media.
Because OperationAC is a fabulous cause, I've designed the logo (left), which I'll be posting in the sidebar at the right. Click on it to catch the latest news, to learn how friggin' hot it is, and, most of all, to help in a number of ways.