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  Here are some tools and resources for Public Affairs Officers.  

USCG External Affairs Manual
The Coast Guard External Affairs Manual is published to provide instruction and primary policy guidance for the conduct of the public affairs programs for the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs Manual
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs Manual is published to provide instruction and primary policy guidance for the conduct of the public affairs programs for the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
PA Primer
Great PDF presentation on each member's role in PA.
Department of Defense Visual Information Guide
The Defense Imagery Management Operation Center (DIMOC) created the Department of Defense Captioning Style Guide incorporates numerous changes and clarifications to Visual Information written style and procedures.
DINFOS Blackboard Library
Information regarding publications and public affairs provided by the Defense Information School's library. A wealth of resources for interviews, publication planning, editing, and more!
Float Plan Central
The USCG Float Plan is a state-of-the-art lifesaving device that is used by search and rescue personnel to assist in reducing the search area in order to locate you in the shortest amount of time possible. It is also the first and only float plan that guides and directs the holder of your float plan on what to do via the exclusive Boating Emergency Guide.
The Float Plan Central Presentation
This presentation outlines the Float Plan at Float Plan Central including products and services, customers, partners, benefits, support, and statistics for the 2015 year (posted February 2016).
Associated Press Style: Abbreviated from Purdue University
The Associated Press Style: Abbreviated from Purdue University provides guidance for the the use of AP Style in the public affairs programs for the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
FEMA Basic Guidance for Public Information Officers (PIOs) Handbook
The FEMA Basic Guidance for Public Information Officers (PIOs) Handbook provides guidance for the conduct for public affairs information officers in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for the joint information center, disaster/emergency response, and integrating with tribal, local, state and federal support.
Associated Press Style: State Abbreviations
The Associated Press Style: State Abbreviations provide instructions for use of state abbreviations for correct AP Formatting in public affairs documents.
Social Media Guidelines
The purpose of these guidelines are to inform members utilizing social media outlets of the "dos" and "don'ts" of social media interfacing.
USCG PA Stylebook 2009
The purpose of this information is to standardize the use of words, phrases, titles, names, etc., that are frequently written in Coast Guard releases, captions and stories. In Adobe Acrobat format.
Contracts
Essential information about contracts for elected officers. Covers leases, liability, laws, force majeure, cancellation, identification, signing, and more. In Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Public Service Announcement (PSA) Primer
A "Primer in Public Service Announcements" in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Covers "what is...," criteria, tracking, value, disadvantages, distribution, media, and hints on increasing effectiveness. In Adobe Acrobat format.
Boating Safety Exhibit
Latest and greatest Informational Boating Safety Exhibit Guide. Contains the latest photos and some wording changes as we close in on more effective exhibits.
Metadata Overview
Meta Data is information stored inside another file like photo's, video, and music and is is used to document details about media file. This document instructs the reader to the proper use of meta data. In Adobe Acrobat format.
Accidents Press Release Templates
Eight Word 95 text files relating to Marine Accidents. Includes Accident Reporting, Boats and Power Lines, Causes of Boat Sinkings, Night Accident Study, Propeller Accidents, Small Boats, and others. Compressed in standard WinZip format.
Alcohol Press Release Templates
Four Word 95 text files relating to Alcohol and Boating. Includes Booze and Boating, CG Proposes New Blood Alcohol Concentration Standards, Liquor's Quicker on Water, and others. Compressed in standard WinZip format.
Auxiliary Recruiting Press Templates
Seven Word 95 text files relating to Auxiliary Recruiting. Includes Help wanted, Invite to meeting, Recruit Air Ops, We Need You, and others. Compressed in standard WinZip format.
Smart Phone Photography
Instructions and tips for taking dynamic photographs with smart phones.


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