The Navys equivalent of a news wire, the Navy
News Service can be used as is in command
newspapers or broadcast copy for local news
All Hands is NIRAs premiere publication.
Approximately 87,000 copies are distributed worldwide
every month, with an intended 1:7 copy to reader ratio.
Make sure that All Hands is widely distributed at your
command and encourage personnel to pass it along to
others when they have finished reading it.
NAVY EDITOR SERVICE
The Navy Editor Service (NES) is a monthly
package of original articles, fillers, camera-ready
graphics and photographs designed for reprinting in
Navy newspapers. Approximately 850 copies are
distributed to print media editors and public affairs
offices throughout the Navy. Editors of Navy
publications use articles in the NES as a starting point
for a larger story with local emphasis. There is no charge
for the service; however, you must request it.
CAPTAINS CALL KIT
This is a quarterly information package of materials
designed to provide COs or officers in charge with
up-to-date information to use during meetings with
command personnel. They may also be posted on
bulletin boards or printed in command newspapers or
plans of the day.
NAVY FAMILY LIFELINE
Navy Family Lifeline is a newsletter of educational
and informational articles and feature stories of special
interest to spouses and families. More than 180,000
copies of the newsletter are distributed quarterly to
commissaries, exchanges, ombudsmen, medical
treatment facilities, Family Service Centers and the
PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANNING GUIDE
The Public Affairs Planning Guide is a calendar
designed to help public affairs staffs and editors keep
track of special Navy events, important historical dates,
religious and national holidays and advancement
examination dates as well as a wide range of health and
fitness information. About 5,600 copies of the planning
guide are distributed at the start of each calendar year.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMUNICATOR
Originating in July of 1989, the Public Affairs
Communicator is a bimonthly letter of professional
information distributed to 1,700 subscribers, including
active duty, reserve and civilian PAOs and senior JOs,
both Navy and Marine Corps. It fills the gap left by
Direction magazine, which was canceled in 1987.
OTHER INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Although not produced by NIRA, two prominent
media exist to assist you in communicating to the
internal audience: Navy News This Week and Navy
Navy News This Week (NNTW)
Teaming with All Hands to form the CNOs primary
means of informing the internal audience is Navy News
This Week (NNTW), a 30-minute weekly news and
feature program produced and distributed by the Navy
Broadcasting Service (NBS) at its headquarters in
Washington, D.C. NNTW reaches sailors aboard
deployed ships and those assigned with their families
overseas at remote shore locations and it is broadcast on
more than 130 cable and commercial television stations
in 35 states. The show reaches a potential audience in
excess of 6,000,000 viewers.
Navy Talking Points
Navy Talking Points are
Plans and Policy Branch
produced by CHINFOs
(OI-5). They provide
information for speakers and writers communicating to
internal and external audiences and draw upon current
Navy policy statements, congressional testimony and
other key, authoritative sources.
Recognize the significance of
training in terms of the senior JOs role and the factors
that contribute to effective training.
Sometimes the word training has a negative
connotation because it can be perceived as a waste of
an hour or two that could be better spent working.
The fact is, nothing can be further from the truth.