At the Texas Military Department, we strive to be good neighbors and community partners. As a community-based organization, the Texas Military Department supports and participates in events throughout the state that benefit our citizens and give them insight into their National Guard. These events are as important to us as they are to the groups and communities that sponsor them. While every attempt is made to support Community Relations requests, it is not possible to support every event due to training requirements, previous commitments, budget constraints, or mobilizations. All requests will be reviewed to ensure events are in accordance with Department of Defense Directive 5410.18 (DoD 5410.18), National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Manual 360-5 (NGB PAM 360-5), Army Regulation 360-1 (AR 360-1) and Air Force Instruction 35-101 (AFI 35-101). On this page you’ll find links to the forms and guidelines needed for your specific event.

“All request processes start with submitting a written request 75 days prior to the event via e-mail to the Public Affairs Community Relations Section.”

Basic Event Guidelines:

  • Events must be open and advertised to the public
  • Flyovers must have a projected attendance of 5,000+ individuals
  • Birthdays are not considered public events. Certificates and other materials can be sent, but not military assets
  • Precedence is placed on the five major patriotic holidays: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, POW/MIA Day, Veterans Day
  • The Texas Military Department cannot support any politically partisan event or event geared toward an election
  • Soldiers and Airmen will not provide laborious duties such as: ushers, escorts, construction, or other tasks that can be done through outside organizations/volunteers
  • Support cannot be provided to events that have an admission fee, paid dues to attend, or are raising funds for any means
  • The Texas Military Department cannot be used for requests that can be made through outside businesses such as: construction, transportation, etc.
  • Even after support is committed to an event, cancellations may occur. You will be notified if support is cancelled
  • You must send a new request, with paperwork, for every event even if the event has been supported in the past

Important reminders highlighted from DD Form 2535 instructions (pg 4/4):

1. This form is used to request aircraft participation at public events in support of community relations programs, flyovers, static displays and aerial demonstration teams.

2. DoD personnel may not be the POC or event site certifier for non-military hosted events.

3. The forms must be completed by the requesting organization who is responsible for conducting the event.

4. Requesters must contact and offer local military recruiters prime space for recruiting activities at no cost.

5. Instructions for ANG flyover requests are on the DD2535, pg 4, #10.

 

Important reminders highlighted from DD Form 2536 instructions (pg 2/2):

1. This form is used to request Armed Forces musical unit, personnel, color/honor guard, guest speaker and/or exhibit/equipment participation in public events.

2. Events may not be supported if they promote specific ideological positions or beliefs, current controversial topics, campaigns, or political posturing (direct or indirect) to lobby for a particular cause or legislative decision.

 

How to request Army Guard Support

How to request Air Guard Support

DD Form 2535 Request for Military Aerial Support (Updated Jan 2023) 

DD Form 2536 Request for Public Events (Updated Jan 2023)

Please submit inquiries and Request Forms to media@military.texas.gov

 

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