MEDIA EVENTS PLAN
1. Purpose. This plan outlines opportunities offered to the media concerning the
2. Responsibilities. The CIB OIC (LEXINGTON PAO) and assistant OIC will
coordinate media requests and transportation, including the following:
a. Security. Arranging access to NAS through the NAS Pensacola PAO.
b. Media Availability. The commanding officer will host a media availability,
including one-on-one interviews immediately following the decommissioning
ceremony, along with the command master chief and various crew members.
c. Tour. Media representatives will be offered a tour of the flight deck, hangar
bay and various spaces on the ship, if available, for ENG opportunities on Thursday,
7 November only.
d. Escorts. All media groups will be escorted and assisted by CIB personnel.
e. Schedule. On the day of the decommissioning ceremony, members of the
media will meet escort officers at the NAS Pensacola main gate parking lot area.
Media will be credentialed and escorted to LEXINGTON to arrive and setup by
f. Seating. Twenty chairs will be roped off near the press platform (provided
by PWC Pensacola) to provide sound for cameramen and radio media.
g. Press Platform. A multi-box will be available on the platform (provided by
PWC Pensacola) to provide sound for cameramen and radio media.
h. Communications. Cellular telephones and hand-held radios will be available
to media escorts.
i. Photo Documentation Plan. A photo documentation plan for the ceremony
will be developed the week before decommissioning. Photographers will document
all aspects of the ceremony in black and white, and color film and videotape-in
particular, the speakers, awards presented, hauling down of the ships com-
missioning pennant, aircraft flyover and group photo of decommissioning
participants on the ceremony platform. Photos will be used for documentation and
j. Statement and Questions/Answers. The initial public affairs statement is
included as enclosure (6) of this notice.
Follow-on releases and contingency
questions/answers will be developed by the assistant CIB OIC as required.