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Hometown News Release

The Joint Hometown News Service is directorate of the Defense Media Activity, providing Hometown News Program support to the Department of Defense and military services. Currently headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, assigned to Defense Media Activity - San Antonio, the small staff of 39 military and civilian personnel produce a variety of print and electronic news products highlighting the accomplishments, and worldwide activities of individual members of the Armed Forces. Each year over 500,000 individual news releases are distributed to the 14,000 newspapers, television and radio stations subscribing to Hometown's free service. To subscribe to our free service visit our marketing page (media outlets only please).

Hometown News

Please request an on-line Hometown News Release submission form at


Instructions on how to complete the form are listed at the top of the form. The link can be accessed through any computer. Once the form is completed, the information will be automatically sent to the public affairs workflow box (78abw.parevup@robins.af.mil). The workflow box monitor will forward the form for review to the hometown news program manager. The program manager will review the form according to guidelines posted on the Hometown Link Web site and either submit for processing and/or follow-up with the submitter if more information is needed.

If for some reason a person cannot complete the form via the link above, below are options that may be used instead.

An electronic PDF version of the DD 2266 may be e-mailed to hometown@dma.mil
Photos and supporting documents should be in the same e-mail message
Program manager must review/approve form via the same guidelines as posted on http://jhns.dma.mil/

1) Have the individual fill out a paper version of a DD Form 2266 (copies should be kept in the back of the folder)
2) Fax the copy to Comm. (210) 925-1272 DSN 945-1272 or DSN 945-3467