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OCPA-LA WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY

19 January 2017

Past Week Focus

“Horse Soldiers”: LTC (b) (6) is on location support in Socorro, NM, to the
Jerry Bruckheimer production “Horse Soldiers”. The 160th SOAR support is
complete. Aircraft departed set location for the National Training Center on 18
January. Principal photography is expected to be complete on or about 10
February 2017.

January OCPA Visit: OCPA-LA supported a visit from SGM (b) (6) and
COL (b) (6) on 20 JAN. The visit included an overview of the OCPA-LA
mission, a tour of the new OCPA-LA building, a visit to Azteca TV studio, a
meeting with local Army Public Affairs personnel and a visit to Arsenal
Productions.

“The Long Road Home”: "The Long Road Home" Production Assistance
Agreement (PAA) was sent to the production company for signature on 6
January 2017. The III Corps cost estimate is an enclosure to the PAA. The
Production Company marked up the PAA and returned to DoD. Fort Hood is
reviewing the proposed changes. Suspense to provide revised PAA to
Production Company is 30 January 2017. The Production Company began set
location prep (construction of sets and set decoration) at Fort Hood on 3 January
2017. Principal photography is expected to begin mid-March 2017.

Transgender Military Documentary: Producer (b) (6) of SideXSide
studios has been documenting open service for quite some time. Her media
coverage has included at least four of the military branches of service. She's
been documenting (b) (6) , JBLM, since 2012
and she's conducted interviews with Secretary of the Army Fanning as well as his
predecessor. Ms(b) (6) has requested to film (b) (6) change of
command at JBLM on 27 January 2017. OCPA-LA is working with the
filmmaker, will review film request and prepare a production assistance
agreement if DoD approves film request.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

N/A

Upcoming Week Focus

BG Luong Visit: OCPA-LA coordinated with USC Army ROTC, the Los Angeles
Recruiting Battalion, and ARCENT for BG Viet Luong’s visit in March. He will be
the speaker at the USC Veterans Appreciation Dinner on 22 MAR. USC is
preparing an itinerary of events in addition to the dinner on 22 MAR. Coordination
is ongoing.
OCPA-LA Relocation: GSA will conduct a site survey of OCPA-LA’s current
location on 24 January to determine moving requirements for the office relocation
in July 2017.

Entertainment Media

Currently the OCPA-West office has 63 working projects. Of these, 15 are in pre-
production, 26 are in production, and 22 are in postproduction.

Entertainment Media Projects

Pre-production Production Post-production

Requestor Working Title Email/Nature of Status
Request
(b) (6) ; “Roadtrip Nation” Film student Post-production; request
Roadtrip Productions involvement at approved and PAA signed
LTD environmental work by OSD-PA 20 DEC 16;
sites on Mount Ka’ala, filming complete on 21
owned by U.S. Army DEC 16; awaiting rough
Garrison - Hawaii cut
(b) (6) , “The Story of Filming interviews at Post-production; request
Part 2 Pictures Cool” USMA approved and PAA signed
by OSD-PA 14 DEC 16;
filming complete
(b) (6) , “Fluffy Breaks Film at Ft. Belvoir; Pre-production; request
Copper Hill Even” comedian doing PT approved and PAA signed
Entertainment with units by OSD-PA 15 DEC 16;
filming TBD
(b) (6) ; “Muslim Military Film at the Pentagon; Pre-production; request
Washburn Films Stories” interview with Muslim approved and PAA signed
American who worked by OSD-PA 14 NOV 16;
at the Pentagon on filming TBD
9/11 and after
(b) (6) , Phoenix “Foot Print” Filming at USMA for Pre-production; request
Satellite Television documentary about approved and PAA signed
(US) first Chinese American by OSD-PA 14 NOV 16;
graduate; b-roll and filming TBD
cadet interviews
(b) (6) , Outlaw “Wonderful Film an NCO and his Post-production; request
Laboratories World of Disney” family at on-post approved and PAA signed
quarters on JBLM by OSD-PA 14 NOV 16;
filming complete 16 NOV
16
(b) (6) ; High Fixer Upper Army recruiters near Production; request
Noon Productions Waco, TX participate approved and PAA signed
in demo of a home by OSD-PA 9 NOV 16;
renovation for filming TBD
Vietnam Veteran
(b) (6) ; Korean Stand or Die Interview with CMH Production; request
Forces Network TV historian and GEN approved and PAA signed
Walker’s burial site at by OSD-PA on 9 NOV 16;
ANC filming scheduled 9 NOV
16
(b) (6) Black Jack Filming MOWW Pre-production; request
ceremony at ANC approved and PAA signed
by OSD-PA 9 NOV 16;
filming scheduled for 11
NOV
(b) (6) , “Hunting Nazi Film at the Center for Pre-production; request
Britespark Films Treasure” Military History to approved and PAA signed
capture some of by OSD-PA 20 OCT; filming
Hitler’s watercolors dates TBD
(b) (6) , “Life Tectonic” Interview with USACE Post-production; request
Earth Vision Film scientist (b) (6) approved and PAA signed
on his work involving by OSD-PA 13 OCT; filming
Tangier Island, VA scheduled for 14 OCT
(b) (6) , Army Special Film on Fort Bragg to Pre-production; request
(b) (6) film, Inc. Operations: Their interview USASOC approved and signed by
Untold History historian and any OSD-PA 14 SEP; filming
training approved by dates TBD
the USASOC PAO
(b) (6) Pete and Jimmy Film on Arlington Production; request
following a gentleman approved and PAA signed
to his stepfather’s by OSD-PA 24 AUG; filming
burial site and complete
Kennedy’s
(b) (6) , First Ladies Request to film at the Production; request
Smithsonian Channel Soldiers’ Home approved and PAA signed
Cemetery and by OSD-PA 28 JUL; filming
Arlington National at Soldiers’ Home
Cemetery Cemetery and ANC
complete
(b) (6) , National Request to film at the Production; request
National Geographic Geographic Natick, MA Soldier approved and PAA signed
Studios Explorer Systems Center on by OSD-PA 20 JUN; filming
technology behind at Irwin complete; filming
MREs and film at Fort at Natick SSC pending
Irwin to capture
Soldiers eating MREs.
(b) (6) , Pellet SciTrends Request to film at Pre-production; request
Productions Army Soldier Systems approved by OSD-PA; PAA
Center for web series
complete 17 MAY; filming
TBD
(b) (6) , Close Up Gendai Request to film at Fort Production; request
NHK Plus Carson capturing approved by OSD-PA; PAA
footage of Wounded complete 20 APR 16;
Warriors who are filming complete; awaiting
participating in the rough cut
Paralympics.
(b) (6) ; Z-Teams Request to film on Fort Post-production; request
Producer/Director Riley capturing approved by OSD 31 MAR
footage of PFC (b) 16; filming complete;
(6)
(b) (6) who plays on a awaiting rough cut
Wichita hockey team.
(b) (6) Years of Living Requests to visit units Pre-production; request
Producer Dangerously in Afghanistan or approved by OSD 20 MAR
Kuwait/Iraq to show 16; PAA is complete;
renewable energy filming is TBD
technology use in the
field for climate
change documentary.
(b) (6) ; (b) (6) Whitecoats Request to interview Post-production; request
(b) (6) Presents USAMRIID personnel approved by OSD-PA on
at Fort Detrick about 10 MAR; PAA complete;
“Operation filming complete; awaiting
Whitecoat”. USAMRIID rough cut
supports the request.
(b) (6) ; Our Young Request to follow a Production; request
House Media Grandmothers cast member of a approved by OSD-PA on
Productions reality program into a 17 MAR; PAA with
recruiting station in production company;
Waco, TX to begin the filming complete; awaiting
applicant process of rough cut
joining the Army.
USAREC supports the
project.
(b) (6) Anglers & Request to film at Fort Pre-production; request
Appetites Stewart taking service approved by OSD-PA 15
members on a fishing JAN 16; PAA complete;
expedition to filming TBD
experience shark
fishing and deep sea
fishing
(b) (6) ; Pilgrim Wicked Tuna Request to film on a Pre-production; request
Operations, LLC Outer Banks U.S. Army Corps of approved by OSD-PA 24
Season 3 Engineers dredge, FEB 16; PAA with
interview dredging production company;
personnel and Filming TBD
dredging operations in
the vicinity of Oregon
Inlet, NC
(b) (6) ; EPI Autonomous Request to gain access Pre-production; request
Production Inc Black Hawk to the autonomous approved by OSD-PA 20
Black Hawk program JAN 16; PAA pending;
from ARDEC for filming TBD
Discovery Canada’s
“Daily Planet”;
coordination has been
completed with PEO
Aviation
(b) (6) The Men of the Request to film Production; request
Medal of Honor interviews with SMEs approved by OSD-PA 22
providing insight into JAN 16; PAA complete;
MOH actions or Filming TBD
events, b-roll of
relevant sites and
access to footage,
photos, and maps
(b) (6) “Jackie” Request to include Post-production; request
TOG personnel and approved by OSD-PA 8 FEB
equipment in the 16; PAA complete; filming
filming of “Jackie”, of Army assets complete
focusing on Jackie 28 FEB; film release is 9
Kennedy immediately DEC 16
before and after the
assassination of
President Kennedy.
TOG assets will be
used during the re-
enactment of the
funeral for President
Kennedy
(b) (6) ; Amazing Race: Request for MAJ (b) Pre-production; request
(6)
World Race Season 29 (b) to participate in approved by OSD-PA 3 FEB
(6)
Productions the upcoming season 16; MAJ (b) approved for
(6)
on CBS participation; filming
slated for June/July 2016
(b) (6) & (b) (6) Fast and Furious 8 Request to use ARDEC Production; request
; FF8
(b) (6) vehicle, Ripsaw, for approved by OSD-PA; PAA
Productions filming in Iceland for complete 17 FEB; filming
act 3 of the film March 2016 complete;
more filming scheduled
for June in Atlanta
(b) (6) ; Alaska Alaska Mega Request to film at Ft. Post-production; request
Route Productions Machines Wainwright to approved 5 JAN 16; PAA
highlight Army finalized 6 JAN 16; filming
equipment operating complete; rough cut
in the harsh Alaskan received and comments
environment. provided to production
company; air date TBD
(b) (6) Promised Land Request to film Army Production; request
ROTC PT at the approved 1 DEC; filming
University of Memphis on 4 DEC; awaiting rough
and interview with LTC cut
(b) (6) for a
documentary on Elvis
Presley; covers the
importance of the
military in Elvis’ life
(b) (6) ; East Meets West Request to film an Post-production; request
Heritage interview with Army approved 22 OCT; filming
Documentaries Historian (b) (6) complete on 27 OCT;
(b) (6) at Rock Island rough cut reviewed with
Arsenal reference no issues; awaiting
railroad bridge across broadcast date
the Mississippi River.
(b) (6) ; What History Request to film an Post-production; request
Atlas Media Forgot interview with Dr. (b) approved 22 OCT; filming
(6)
(b) (6) , a Ritchie Boy complete 25 OCT; rough
veteran, at Fort cut received with no
Hamilton reference his issues; awaiting air date
time there before
shipping out to
Europe.
(b) (6) Years of Living Requests to visit Preproduction; request
Producer Dangerously Network Integration approved by OSD 29 SEP;
Evaluation at Fort Bliss PAA is complete; filming is
and take Arnold ongoing
Schwarzenegger to
Afghanistan to show
renewable energy
technology use in the
field for climate
change documentary
(b) (6) Modern Requests to film Preproduction; 31 August
Probono Helicopters in supporting footage for request approved by OSD
Fernsehproduktion Todays Wars documentary with 12th 11 September; unit
GmbH CAB reviewing to see what
support it can provide
(b) (6) What History Requests to film Post-production; PAA fully
Atlas Media Corp. Forgot German Village site at signed; filming scheduled
Dugway Proving late August/ September;
Ground in Utah and rough cut reviewed and
interview SME re the comments provided 14
site’s history DEC 15; air date TBD
(b) (6) Declassified: Requests to film b-roll Production; initial request
Bright Road Untold Stories of at ANC and to approved by OSD 6
Productions American Spies interview pertinent August; PAA fully signed;
SMEs on the ground at additional requests have
the time of Abu Musab not been approved
al-Zarqawi and
Saddam Hussein
investigations.
Secondary request
involves potentially
classified footage/ info
(b) (6) Blackwater Requests tour of a Production; request sent
Pilot & Engine LLP Drifters Mississippi River dam to OSD 4 August;
and interviews of MG approved 6 August; PAA
When and (b) (6) fully signed; tour
(USACE) about the complete; waiting on
Hypoxia Task Force rough cut
(b) (6) All My Relations Requests access to Production; PAA fully
Searching Pictures, LLC Bonneville and Dalles signed; awaiting rough cut
Dams on the Columbia
River and show the
extent to which USACE
goes to protect the
salmon population and
its environment
(b) (6) A Day in the Life Request to follow a Production; request sent
Maximus Films of an American soldier for a day. to OSD 3 August;
Soldier Coordinating with Fort approved 6 August; PAA
Leonard Wood and fully signed; awaiting
Fort Jackson rough cut
(b) (6) Fireball Run Requests to film the Request sent to OSD 7
Season 9: Space Army Transportation July; approved 21 July;
Race Museum at Fort Eustis PAA with production
for inclusion in travel company
series that follows 40
driving teams as they
complete an 8-day,
2,000-mile, life-size
trivial pursuit game, all
while helping to
recover America’s
missing children
(b) (6) Black Jack: Request permission to PAA fully signed; filming
University of General John J. film at Arlington scheduled mid-July;
Nebraska-Lincoln/ Pershing awaiting rough cut
Painted Rock
Productions
(b) (6) Great American Film USMA historian Preproduction; PAA fully
Boundless Productions Railroad Journeys and explore the signed; filming scheduled
history of West Point in July; awaiting rough cut
for docu-series that
uses an 1879 railway
travel book as a guide
Woodcut Media Combat Trains Film Krupp German Production; PAA fully
(b) (6) rail gun, M1895 gun signed; awaiting rough cut
tube on M1918 rail car
at Fort Lee; film b-roll
of ANC
(b) (6) American Icons Film restored court Post-production; filming
Indigo Films room in Fort McNair’s completed; rough cut
Grant Building reviewed and comments
provided to the
production 15 DEC 15; air
date TBD
(b) (6) Walking Points Requests to film and Production; PAA fully
(b) (6) interview Army signed; filming complete
MirrorWater military working dog at Lackland and YPG;
Entertainment, LLC teams at DoD Military expects to enter
Working Dog School at postproduction late fall
Lackland AFB and the
Inter Service Advanced
Skills K9 Course (IASK)
at YPG
(b) (6) Kansas Documentary film Production; PAA fully
Documentary about Kansas. The film signed; filming this
hopes to uncover the summer; awaiting rough
glory of the state, its cut
people, its history, its
wildlife, and
landscapes; would like
to film at Fort Riley
(b) (6) Embracing Our Requests access to Preproduction; PAA with
(b) (6) LLC Troops Brooke Army Medical requestor
Center for
documentary aimed at
determining how best
to effectively assist
injured veterans
(b) (6) Post Panamax Requests Army Corps Production; awaiting
HighDive Films, LLC Ports of Engineers support rough cut
for a one-hour
documentary about
US port expansion and
readiness in a post-
Panamax shipping
economy and
potential tradeoffs
(b) (6) Pioneers in Skirts Feature documentary Production; PAA fully
(b) (6) exploring obstacles signed; MG Brown
Productions women face in their interview complete;
careers and how they project does not have
overcome them; funding or distribution
requests participation
from MG Heidi V.
Brown
(b) (6) Star-Spangled Documentary about Production; awaiting
Anima Films Children children whose rough cut
parents were involved
in OIF/OEF. Requests
access to Arlington
National Cemetery to
film the honorary
burial of an Air Force
retiree who died in
2012
(b) (6) Fully Charged Documentary about Production; PAA fully
Missionday meaning/purpose, signed; awaiting rough cut
positive interactions
and health
(b) (6) Hell’s Kitchen Chef (b) (6) Production; filming with
Upper Ground Season 16, features NCOs from 311th completed; awaiting
Enterprises Episode 1 311th ESC as the new rough cut
chefs are introduced in
the Season 16 opener
(b) (6) Tangier: The Talk to USACE Production; PAA fully
Bodega Pictures Disappearing personnel for docu- signed; filming complete
Island series that follows at Tangier; awaiting rough
attempts to save cut
Tangier Island from its
drastic erosion, as
seen through the eyes
of its inhabitants and
neighbors.
(b) (6) Woman Abroad Film female pilots for a Production; awaiting
Burgeon Media part adventure, part rough cut
travel diary docu-
series that gives first-
person accounts of
women and their
homeland
(b) (6) & Robots: AI and the Documentary probing Production; PAA fully
(b) (6) Future of a human relationships executed; awaiting rough
VICE Media Mechanical to robotics; requests cut
Species interview with EOD
SMEs and film at 55th
EOD CO, Fort Belvoir
(b) (6) The Caregivers/ Documentary on Production; awaiting
Not the Same family members who rough cut
care for severely
injured Soldiers
(b) (6) Almost Sunrise Requests to interview Postproduction; awaiting
veterans for rough cut
documentary that
follows veteran (b)
(b) as he walks(6)
(6)
journeys with a friend
to help heal his
wounds from war
(b) (6) A Soldier’s Long TBI and PTS Post-roduction; rough cut
Journey Home documentary filming reviewed; comments
When War Comes soldiers at JBLM, provided to production
Home DFAS, and Belvoir company; second cut
reviewed with comments
provided; awaiting release
date
(b) (6) Monumental TV series about Production; awaiting
Mysteries historical places rough cut
(b) (6) War Dogs Documentary about SF Production; filming
Free Association military working dogs; complete in Afghanistan;
(Channing Tatum is request to interview awaiting rough cut
executive producer) SFC (b) (6) as he
tries to reunite with
his first MWD, (b)
(6)
(b) (6) The Yard A National Geographic Production; filming
docu-series about the complete; awaiting rough
Yank Marine ship yard cut
in New Jersey
(b) (6) The Willis Clan TLC Reality TV show Production; awaiting
that wants to film with rough cut
the Army World Class
Athlete Program
wrestling team
(b) (6) Firehouse Kitchen Cooking show Production; PAA fully
highlighting firehouses signed; filming complete;
in the NY area, wants awaiting rough cut
to film at West Point
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
30 March 2017

Past Focus

“The Long Road Home”: Principal photography began on 23 March and will
continue through mid-June 2017 at Fort Hood, TX. LTC (b) (6) is on location in
Texas. After one week of filming, there are no significant issues. Filming in the
Fort Hood cantonment area will continue through 5 April, then the production will
move to “Camp War Eagle” on the Fort Hood Range to film the combat scenes.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

“Fireball Run” is an adventure-television series on Amazon. Adventurers in a
legendary race across America in search of rare historic artifacts and
extraordinary experiences. In this episode drivers will visit the US Army Corps of
Engineers managed Oahe Dam in Pierre SD.

“Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People”: The producers will visit Arlington
National Cemetery film the grave site of SGT Billy Walkabout, thought to be the
most decorated Native American soldier of the Vietnam War.

“COLUMBIA SPACE SHUTTLE”: This documentary focuses on the technical
story of space shuttle Columbia. Its first launch in 1981, the different evolutions
until the mission STS 107 and the end of space shuttle program. Production
team will film at the memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.

“THROUGH THE DECADES” with (b) (6) will be doing a story on West Point
Academy opening in 1802 and the history of West Point through the decades.
The U.S. Army will provide escorted access to the United States Military
Academy and West Point to interview COL (b) (6) in support of this program.

Upcoming Focus

LA Dodgers: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for the LA Dodgers opening day
on 3 APR. Currently, the US Army is providing a color guard for opening day
ceremonies.

Anaheim Angels: OCPA has coordinated for a Soldier to be honored at every
Angel’s home game in the month of April. OCPA-LA has coordinated a Purple
Heart recipient as the Hero of the Game for the Angels opening day ceremony 6
April.

Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration: OCPA-LA will attend 13 April 17
planning meeting for the event. The Air Force is the 2017 honored service. Fort
Irwin will provide the bulk of the Army representation through vehicles and
aircraft for static displays. Nothing significant to report from the 9 March meeting.
US Army Reserve 109th Birthday: OCPA-LA is coordinating with the Anaheim
Angels to honor the US Army Reserve at their 22nd April home game.

Anaheim Ducks: OCPA-LA has reached out to the Anaheim Ducks to
coordinate for Soldiers to be recognized before their home games at center ice
during their NHL Stanley Cup play-off run.

Entertainment Media

Currently the OCPA-West office has 59 working projects. Of these, 17 are in pre-
production, 25 are in production, and 17 are in postproduction.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
13 April 2017
Dodgers Game, Sat. April 15 - Military Hero from Ft. Irwin for Jackie Robinson Day

Angels Game, Fri. April 21 Military Hero from SoCal Rec. Bn.

Angels Game, Sat. April 22
Military Hero from 79th SSC Angels will also announce the Army Reserve's will be celebrating
109th Birthday Sunday, April 13rd

Past Focus

“The Long Road Home”: Filming is going well. The production company has
moved out of the Fort Hood cantonment area is now filming the “Camp War
Eagle” Iraq scenes on the Fort Hood Range Complex. Principal photography
began on 23 March and will continue through mid-June 2017 at Fort Hood, TX.
MSG Green is on location in Texas.

Torrance Armed Forces Day (TAFD) Celebration: On 13 April 2017, the TAFD
Committee held its monthly coordination meeting to finalize participation in the
event and take a tour of the parade route and static display area. The Air Force
is the 2017 honored service. Fort Irwin will provide the bulk of the Army
representation through vehicles and aircraft for static displays.

US Army Reserve 109th Birthday: OCPA-LA is coordinating with the Anaheim
Angels to honor the US Army Reserve at their 22nd April home game. The 79th
SSC will be providing the military hero of the game. The Angels are honoring a
soldier during every home game in the month of April.

LA Dodgers: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for the LA Dodgers to provide
recognition for our soldiers. Fort Irwin will provide a soldier to be honored at
Dodger Stadium on 15 April, “Jackie Robinson Day”.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

BAKERS VS FAKERS: SFC (b) (6) , Chef/Instructor at Joint Culinary
Center of Excellence with the US Army at Fort Lee, VA has been selected to
participate in an episode for Season 2 of the Food Network series, Bakers vs
Fakers.

MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM: A long running flagship series for the Travel
Channel hosted by (b) (6) , in this episode the host will visit the Lincoln
Room at Fort McNair as well as follow John Wilkes Booth’s journey through
Maryland and into Virginia to Garrett Farm located in the vicinity of Fort A.P. Hill.

PROJECT IMPOSSIBLE: THE DANGEROUS ART OF DEMOLITION: This
History Channel Program will explore the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction
Pilot Plant (PCAPP) to observe the destruction of hazardous material.

Upcoming Focus
Anaheim Ducks: OCPA-LA has reached out to the Anaheim Ducks to
coordinate for Soldiers to be recognized before their home games at center ice
during their NHL Stanley Cup play-off run.

VA Long Beach Healthcare System Dedication Ceremony: The Long Beach
VA will rename the facility in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin on 10
May 2017. The DCS, G-3 LTC (b) (6) will speak at the dedication ceremony.
Tibor "Ted" Rubin (June 18, 1929 – December 5, 2015) was a Hungarian-born
Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States in 1948 and received the
Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War as a United States Army
soldier and prisoner of war (POW) from President George W. Bush on
September 23, 2005, 55 years later.

Entertainment Media

Currently the OCPA-West office has 59 working projects. Of these, 17 are in pre-
production, 25 are in production, and 17 are in postproduction.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
27 April 2017

Past Focus

“The Long Road Home”: LTC (b) (6) is on location in Texas. Filming is going
well. The production company is filming the “Camp War Eagle” Iraq scenes on
the Fort Hood Range Complex. Principal photography began on 23 March and
will continue through mid-June 2017 at Fort Hood, TX.

LA Dodgers: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for the LA Dodgers to provide
recognition for our soldiers. Fort Irwin will provide a soldier to be honored at
Dodger Stadium on 2 May, “Military Appreciation Night”.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

Unsung Heroes of the Battlefield: On the occasion of the coming anniversary
of the outbreak of the Korean War, KBS, Korea’s public broadcasting network,
plans on featuring a one hour special program looking into the history of the “A-
frame Army”. During the Korean War, the A-frame Army relied on A-frames, a
simple Korean personal carriage tool formed like the letter A, to carry rations,
ammunitions, supplies to the front lines where ordinary transportation by vehicles
were not feasible to enable the great success of UN forces including US Army
troops.

Meet an Army Veterinarian: Vet Set Go is dedicated to sharing the veterinary
profession with teen and tween aspiring veterinarians. As part of our outreach,
we have a Meet the Veterinarian series of videos where we highlight different
veterinarians and share what they do with future veterinarians. The DoD will
provide escorted access to the Holland MWDVC Clinic at Lackland AFB, TX in
order to film the Army veterinarians as they care for the Military Working Dogs.

Untitled Netflix Medal of Honor Series: The series recounts the true stories of
Medal of Honor recipients from WWII, Vietnam, Korea and Afghanistan. The
stories will be presented as a blend of scripted dramatic scenes intercut with
documentary elements: archival footage, photos, interviews and narration.

Project Impossible: This program will investigate the task of destroying
chemical weapons. The U.S. Army will provide escorted access to the Pueblo
Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) to allow filming and on-camera
interviews with subject matter experts in support of this program.

Upcoming Focus
Anaheim Ducks: OCPA-LA is working with the Anaheim Ducks to coordinate for
Soldiers to be recognized before their home games at center ice during their NHL
Stanley Cup play-off run. The Ducks have advanced to the second round.

VA Long Beach Healthcare System Dedication Ceremony: The Long Beach
VA will rename the facility in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin on 10
May 2017. The DCS, G-3 LTC (b) (6) will speak at the dedication ceremony.
Tibor "Ted" Rubin (June 18, 1929 – December 5, 2015) was a Hungarian-born
Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States in 1948 and received the
Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War as a United States Army
soldier and prisoner of war (POW) from President George W. Bush on
September 23, 2005, 55 years later. LT(b) (6) will also participate in a
AUSA dinner, 9 May.

Torrance Armed Forces Day (TAFD) Celebration: The last TAFD Committee
coordination meeting will be held 11 May to finalize participation in the event. The
Air Force is the 2017 honored service. Fort Irwin will provide the bulk of the Army
representation through vehicles and aircraft for static displays.

Entertainment Media

Currently the OCPA-West office has 63 working projects. Of these, 21 are in pre-
production, 23 are in production, and 19 are in postproduction.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
22 June 2017

Past Focus

“The Long Road Home”: LTC (b) (6) is on location in Texas. Filming is
going well. The production company is filming the multiple scenes depicting
Camp War Eagle and Sadr City on the Fort Hood Range Complex. Principal
photography began on 23 March and is scheduled to continue through 27 June
2017 at Fort Hood, TX.

Film Texas Brunch: The Texas Film Commission hosts an annual event in
Beverly Hills to inform the film industry of the benefits of filming entertainment
projects in Texas. The event is an opportunity to meet filmmakers and inform
them of the mission of OCPA-LA as well as highlight the US Army installations in
Texas.

Army Birthday:
• Army Recruiting companies and battalion headquarters will be
participating in local events with civic and business leaders in Southern
California to celebrate the Army’s birthday.
• Fort Irwin is supporting the Veterans Home of Barstow with a guest
speaker, color guard, and a cake cutting with the oldest veteran and
youngest Soldier.
• The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of AUSA Army Birthday Ball will be held
at the Westin Hotel, Long Beach on 24 June 2017. The senior Army
representative will be MG David Bassett, PEO Ground Combat Systems.
BG Broadwater, Command General Fort Irwin and the National Training
Center will also be in attendance. The civilian guest of honor will be Mr
(b) (6) .

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

Upcoming Focus

LA Dodgers: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate support for special event nights
to have Soldiers recognized to further cultural awareness within the Army.
Upcoming special event nights include African-American Heritage Night,
Hawaiian Heritage Night, Filipino Night, Jewish Community Day, Cuban Heritage
Night, and Hispanic Heritage Night.

Office Relocation: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate with GSA and Fort Irwin to
facilitate the office relocation to the James C. Corman Federal Building in Van
Nuys. The physical move will occur on 1 JUL with the IT move preceding that on
29 and 30 JUN. There are currently no issues identified.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
6 July 2017

Past Focus

“The Long Road Home”: Production of “The Long Road Home” wrapped on 27
JUN. All photography utilizing Fort Hood is complete, and the installation is
working with the production company to restore the training areas to their original
state. OCPA-LA will review rough cuts of the episodes along with OSD-PA until
they go to picture lock and are ready to air.

LA Dodgers: SSG (b) (6) from 916th Support Brigade at Fort Irwin was
recognized at the Dodgers game on July 4 as the Hero of the Game. OCPA-LA
also coordinated for 15 Soldiers to participate in the flag unfurling on the field to
celebrate Independence Day.

Office Relocation: OCPA-LA completed the relocation to the James C. Corman
Federal Building in Van Nuys on 1 JUL. On 6 JUL the Fort Irwin NEC established
connectivity to the Fort Irwin network. OCPA-LA does not have operational
phone lines at this time.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

None

Upcoming Focus

Medal of Honor: OCPA-LA will be planning and coordinating for the September
visit by Medal of Honor recipient (b) (6) . The planning will include
media engagements, civic engagements, and educational engagements. A draft
itinerary will be provided to SFC (b) (6) for review.

“Jay Leno’s Garage”: OCPA-LA is coordinating with RDECOM/TARDEC and
(b) (6) from Original Productions on supporting an episode of “Jay Leno’s
Garage”. The episode will highlight a developmental vehicle from GM that is
powered by hydrogen. The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 was unveiled at the AUSA
conference in October 2016.

CA National Guard 40th ID 100th Birthday: OCPA-LA is assisting with the
planning and coordination for the division’s 100th birthday that includes a ball on
16 SEP. Some of the assistance provided will be coordination with celebrities to
attend and also with Public Affairs coverage of the events.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
16 August 2017

Past Focus

“The Long Road Home”: OCPA-LA and OSD-PA have reviewed a total of five
episodes of the National Geographic mini-series. There have been so significant
issues, and all the episodes are in keeping with the scripts and agreed upon
narrative of the project. The first episode will air on NatGeo on 7 NOV.

Medal of Honor Visit (24 – 28 SEP 17): OCPA-LA continued coordinating for
(b) (6) visit to LA. Currently, engagements for two of the three days
are locked in; AUSA golf tournament, AUSA dinner speaking engagement, tour
of NBC Universal, Hallmark Channel “Home and Family” taping, LA Dodgers
recognition. Coordination continues for 26 SEP.

LA Dodgers Meeting: OCPA-LA met with the LA Dodgers community
engagement and community relations team on 11 AUG as they farewelled
outgoing community relations manager (b) (6) . This was an opportunity
for MSG (b) (6) to continue to nurture the relationship with the Dodgers and the
new manager.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

“The Waiting Game”: This is a short film that is being produced by a military
spouse who has requested to film on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. The story
highlights an Army spouse who is reflecting on her life married to a Soldier while
he is undergoing surgery.

Upcoming Focus

USC Football Joint Military Appreciation Game: OCPA-LA is assisting with
the planning and coordination of the 9 SEP event. The game will be at the Los
Angeles Memorial Coliseum against the Stanford Cardinals. Service members
will be in the stands for the game and will receive a recognition during the game.

Medal of Honor Visit (24-28 SEP 17): OCPA-LA will be planning and
coordinating for the September visit by Medal of Honor recipient (b) (6)
(b) (6) . The planning will include the Greater Los Angeles Chapter AUSA
golf tournament, media engagements, civic engagements, and educational
engagements.

CA National Guard 40th ID 100th Birthday: OCPA-LA is assisting with the
planning and coordination for the division’s 100th birthday that includes the 40th
Infantry Division Ball, 16 September 2017. Some of the assistance provided will
be coordination with celebrities to attend and also with Public Affairs coverage of
the events.
Cineposium 2017: OCPA-LA is in conversations to participate in a panel
discussion at the Association of Film Commissioners International event,
Cineposium 2017, in October. “Cineposium, developed specifically for film
commissioners, is THE educational event where commissions and staff members
can come to find out the latest industry trends, and network with their peers and
industry.” This will be an opportunity for OCPA-LA to educate film commissioners
from around the world about how the DoD, and the Army specifically, interact
with and support the entertainment industry.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
31 August 2017

Past Focus

“The Long Road Home”: OCPA-LA and OSD-PA have reviewed seven
episodes of the eight part National Geographic mini-series. There have been so
significant issues, and all the episodes are in keeping with the scripts and agreed
upon narrative of the project. The first episode will air on NatGeo on 7 NOV.

Medal of Honor Visit (24 – 28 SEP 17): OCPA-LA continued coordinating for
Mr. (b) (6) visit to LA. Currently, engagements for two of the three days
are locked in; AUSA golf tournament, AUSA dinner speaking engagement, tour
of NBC Universal, Hallmark Channel “Home and Family” taping, LA Dodgers
recognition. Coordination continues for 26 SEP.

USAREC Meeting: OCPA-LA met with (b) (6) and (b) (6) from
USAREC to discuss an upcoming outreach event they are putting on at Skydive
Perris in Perris, CA. This event will focus on tandem jumps with the Golden
Knights and include influencers from VSOs/MSOs, celebrities, and others. MG
Snow will be in attendance. OCPA-LA will support the event by assisting in
coordinating media and celebrity presence.

“This is Your Military”: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate between OSD and
Fort Irwin for a “This is Your Military” event. This particular event will occur on 17
and 18 NOV with social media influencers attending each day. It will coincide
with the Fort Irwin/NTC VIP box tours and give the individuals an opportunity to
experience the training Soldiers participate in during a rotation.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

“Military Collectors TV Series”: The Army will provide escorted access to the
Armor and Cavalry collection at the Armor Restoration Facility located at Fort
Benning to film activities and interview selected subject matter experts.

“Daily Planet: Sand-Phobic Coatings”: “Daily Planet” is a science news and
technology program that looks behind the scenes of cutting edge technologies
and have the scientists explain the process. The U.S. Army will provide escorted
access to the Army Research Laboratory and allow an interview with (b) (6)
(b) (6) about finding the ideal covering to protect helicopter engines.

Upcoming Focus

USC Football Joint Military Appreciation Game: OCPA-LA is assisting with
the planning and coordination of the 9 SEP event. The game will be at the Los
Angeles Memorial Coliseum against the Stanford Cardinals. Service members
will be in the stands for the game and will receive a recognition during the game.
Medal of Honor Visit (24-28 SEP 17): OCPA-LA will be planning and
coordinating for the September visit by Medal of Honor recipient (b) (6)
(b) (6) . The planning will include the Greater Los Angeles Chapter AUSA
golf tournament, media engagements, civic engagements, and educational
engagements.

CA National Guard 40th ID 100th Birthday: OCPA-LA is assisting with the
planning and coordination for the division’s 100th birthday that includes the 40th
Infantry Division Ball, 16 September 2017. Some of the assistance provided will
be coordination with celebrities to attend and also with Public Affairs coverage of
the events.

Cineposium 2017: OCPA-LA is in conversations to participate in a panel
discussion at the Association of Film Commissioners International event,
Cineposium 2017, in October. “Cineposium, developed specifically for film
commissioners, is THE educational event where commissions and staff members
can come to find out the latest industry trends, and network with their peers and
industry.” This will be an opportunity for OCPA-LA to educate film commissioners
from around the world about how the DoD, and the Army specifically, interact
with and support the entertainment industry.

51 Minds Entertainment Meeting: OCPA-LA will meet with (b) (6)
from 51 Minds Entertainment to explore opportunities to include the Army in
future productions. The meeting date is TBD, after 10 SEP, while Mr. (b) (6) is
on location for a project.

“The Real” Meeting: OCPA-LA will meet with (b) (6) , a producer on the
daytime talk show “The Real”, to discuss opportunities to include the Army in
future episodes of the program. The focus will be to highlight diversity throughout
the Army. The meeting date is TBD.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
14 September 2017

Past Focus

“The Long Road Home”: OCPA-LA and OSD-PA have reviewed seven
episodes of the eight part National Geographic mini-series. There have been so
significant issues, and all the episodes are in keeping with the scripts and agreed
upon narrative of the project. The first episode will air on NatGeo on 7 NOV.

Medal of Honor Visit (24 – 28 SEP 17): OCPA-LA continued coordinating for
Mr. (b) (6) visit to LA. Currently, engagements for two of the three days
are locked in; AUSA golf tournament, AUSA dinner speaking engagement, tour
of NBC Universal, Hallmark Channel “Home and Family” taping, LA Dodgers
recognition. Coordination continues for 26 SEP.

USAREC Meeting: OCPA-LA met with (b) (6) and (b) (6) from
USAREC to discuss an upcoming outreach event they are putting on at Skydive
Perris in Perris, CA. This event will focus on tandem jumps with the Golden
Knights and include influencers from VSOs/MSOs, celebrities, and others. MG
Snow will be in attendance. OCPA-LA will support the event by assisting in
coordinating media and celebrity presence.

“This is Your Military”: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate between OSD and
Fort Irwin for a “This is Your Military” event. This particular event will occur on 17
and 18 NOV with social media influencers attending each day. It will coincide
with the Fort Irwin/NTC VIP box tours and give the individuals an opportunity to
not only see but participate in the training Soldiers receive during a rotation.

USC Football Joint Military Appreciation Game: OCPA-LA assisted with the
planning and coordination of the 9 SEP event. The game was held at the Los
Angeles Memorial Coliseum against the Stanford Cardinals. More than 400
Service members were in the stands for the game and received recognition
during the game.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

None

Upcoming Focus

Medal of Honor Visit (24-28 SEP 17): OCPA-LA will be planning and
coordinating for the September visit by Medal of Honor recipient (b) (6)
(b) (6) . The planning will include the Greater Los Angeles Chapter AUSA
golf tournament, media engagements, civic engagements, and educational
engagements.
CA National Guard 40th ID 100th Birthday: OCPA-LA is assisting with the
planning and coordination for the division’s 100th birthday that includes the 40th
Infantry Division Ball, 16 September 2017. Some of the assistance provided will
include coordination with celebrities to attend and also with Public Affairs
coverage of the events. (b) (6) will be attending.

Cineposium 2017: OCPA-LA is in conversations to participate in a panel
discussion at the Association of Film Commissioners International event,
Cineposium 2017, in October. “Cineposium, developed specifically for film
commissioners, is THE educational event where commissions and staff members
can come to find out the latest industry trends, and network with their peers and
industry.” This will be an opportunity for OCPA-LA to educate film commissioners
from around the world about how the DoD, and the Army specifically, interact
with and support the entertainment industry.

“The Real” Meeting: OCPA-LA will conduct a phone conference Sept. 21, with
(b) (6) , a producer on the daytime talk show “The Real”, to discuss
opportunities to include the Army in future episodes of the program. The focus is
to highlight diversity throughout the Army on episodes schedule to air Veterans
Day through Christmas.

AMRG: OCPA-LA will conduct a synch call with AMRG Sept. 15 to discuss
upcoming entertainment outreach opportunities in FY18.
(b) (6) 90th Birthday Celebration: OCPA-LA has coordinated for
CW2 (b) (6) (Hollywood’s Own) to sing the National Anthem at the Dodgers
birthday celebration for (b) (6) on Sept. 22.

Rose Parade: OCPA-LA is in conversations with the senior chief of the Rose
Parade committee and staff to discuss opportunities to include more Army
participation.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
28 September 2017

Past Focus

Tournament of Roses Parade: OCPA-LA participated in a meeting with
leadership from the Tournament of Roses Parade to discuss opportunities to
include more Army participation. The Lucy Pet Foundation is interested in having
Army participation in the form of an aircraft and personnel with MWD to repel into
the parade. The Tournament of Roses has submitted the DD Form 2535 for the
support, and they are working with the City of Pasadena.

AMRG: OCPA-LA participated in a conference call with AMRG Sept. 15 to
discuss upcoming entertainment outreach opportunities in FY18. Projects
discussed included “The Long Road Home” and “Horse Soldiers”. AMRG is
working with Warner Bros., which is distributing “Horse Soldiers” to explore
partnership opportunities.

CA National Guard 40th ID 100th Birthday: Mr.(b) (6) attended the
celebration for the 40th ID”s 100th birthday. OCPA-LA assisted with the planning
and coordination for the 16 September 2017 event. Some of the assistance
provided included coordination with celebrities to attend and also with Public
Affairs coverage of the events.

“The Real” Meeting: OCPA-LA conducted a conference call on 21 September
with (b) (6) , a producer on the daytime talk show “The Real”, to discuss
opportunities to include the Army in future episodes of the program. The focus
was to highlight diversity throughout the Army on episodes schedule to air
Veterans Day through Christmas.
(b) (6) 90th Birthday Celebration: OCPA-LA coordinated for CW2
(b) (6) from the 300th Army Band (Hollywood’s Own) to sing the National
Anthem at the Dodgers birthday celebration for (b) (6) on Sept. 22.
Additionally, OCPA-LA coordinated for BG Jeffery Broadwater, Commander
National Training Center and Fort Irwin, to present the U.S. Army Outstanding
Civilian Service Award to Mr. (b) (6) .

Medal of Honor Visit (24-28 SEP 17): OCPA-LA executed visit by Medal of
Honor recipient (b) (6) . The trip included engagements at
Disneyland, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter AUSA golf tournament, media
engagements, civic engagements, and educational engagements. A summary of
events will be sent to CRD.
Production Assistance Agreements Completed

“The Long Road Home Documentary”: National Geographic is producing a
documentary companion to the mini-series “The Long Road Home”. For the
documentary, the Army is providing access to LTG Gary Volesky, LTC (b)
(b) (6) (6)
, and MAJ (b) (6) for interviews. Escorted access is also being
provided to Fort Hood for b-roll.

Upcoming Focus

Cineposium 2017: OCPA-LA is in conversations to participate in a panel
discussion at the Association of Film Commissioners International event,
Cineposium 2017, in October. “Cineposium, developed specifically for film
commissioners, is THE educational event where commissions and staff members
can come to find out the latest industry trends, and network with their peers and
industry.” This will be an opportunity for OCPA-LA to educate film commissioners
from around the world about how the DoD, and the Army specifically, interact
with and support the entertainment industry.

Golden Knights: The U.S. Army Golden Knights will be in Perris, CA from 31
October to 2 November conducting tandem jumps with the local recruiting
battalions. USAREC has requested assistance in identifying potential candidates
from the local area, especially from the entertainment industry, to participate.

“The Long Road Home” Golden Knights Event: OCPA-LA is coordinating with
AMRG to schedule a day for cast members from “The Long Road Home” to
participate in tandem jumps with the U.S. Army Golden Knights. The date is
tentatively scheduled for 4 November.

BG Jones Visit to LA: OCPA-LA is coordinating for the CPA’s visit to LA on 30
October. Potential engagements include USACE, the University of Southern
California’s School for Social Work, Warner Bros., the 44 Blue production
company, the Jonathan Club, and a possible editorial board with the LA Times.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
26 October 2017

Past Focus

LA Dodgers: OCPA-LA coordinated for the Joint Color Guard and soldiers to be
honored on the field for the opening game of the 2017 World Series. This was
conducted on 24 OCT.

Cineposium 2017: LTC (b) (6) participated in a panel discussion at the
Association of Film Commissioners International event, Cineposium 2017, on
21 October. “Cineposium, developed specifically for film commissioners, is THE
educational event where commissions and staff members can come to find out
the latest industry trends, and network with their peers and industry.” This was an
opportunity for OCPA-LA to educate film commissioners from around the world
about how the DoD, and the Army specifically, interact with and support the
entertainment industry.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

Tokyo War Trials – Legacy for Rule of Law: On the 70th anniversary of the
Tokyo war trials this film looks at the legacy of the effort to create a robust rule of
law globally. The production company will interview TJAG about the Tokyo trials
in a (b) (6) style” documentary.

Hello Girls: In 1917, General John J. Pershing issued an “Emergency Appeal”
seeking telephone/switchboard operators to serve overseas in France in support
of the war effort. Over 7,000 applied, 450 were selected and 223 were sent
overseas. This documentary film will tell their story. The filmmaker will film the
Old Guard practicing for a military funeral.

TAPS: This is a one-hour documentary film about Tragedy Assistance Program
for Survivors (TAPS). The power of every great story rests in the hands of its
characters. The goal is to create a powerful and emotional film about TAPS that
highlights the need, the mission and the impact. The filmmaker will film at
Arlington National Cemetery. (Film will not be used for fund raising.)

Upcoming Focus

“The Long Road Home” will premiere at Royce Hall, UCLA, Westwood, CA,
1900, 30 October.

Golden Knights: The U.S. Army Golden Knights will be in Perris, CA from 31
October to 3 November conducting tandem jumps with the local recruiting
battalions. USAREC has requested assistance in identifying potential candidates
from the local area, especially from the entertainment industry, to participate.

“The Long Road Home” Golden Knights Event: OCPA-LA is coordinating with
AMRG to schedule a day for cast members from “The Long Road Home” to
participate in tandem jumps with the U.S. Army Golden Knights. The date is
scheduled for 31 October.

LA Chargers: OCPA-LA is coordinating with the LA Chargers for their Salute to
Service game on 19 November. This will include a joint color guard, national
anthem singer, and service members standing on the field during the national
anthem.

LA Dodgers: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for Army presence during the
World Series. The next scheduled event is a color guard will be at Dodger
Stadium on 31 October.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
12 October 2017

Past Focus

LA Dodgers: OCPA-LA coordinated for the Joint Color Guard for the opening
game of the LA Dodgers play-off run. This was conducted on 6 OCT.

Golden Knights Coordination Conference Call: OCPA-LA participated in a
conference call with AMRG to discuss the upcoming “The Long Road Home”
tandem jump event. Topics discussed included date, funding, participant invites,
Army participant invites, media outreach, and Army.mil/GoArmy.com coverage.

USO Senior VP of Entertainment: OCPA-LA participated in a Joint meeting
with the USO’s President of Branding and Senior VP of Entertainment on 13
OCT. The purpose of the meeting was to educate the USO leadership on the
DoD processes for supporting entertainment media requests and how the DoD
can work with the USO in supporting those requests.

DoD Production Assistance Requests

Received: 22
Approved (PAA Pending): 4
Disapproved: 4
Pending Decision: 14

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

“The Manhattan Project: A Mysteries at the Museum Special”: This
documentary special where the program host visits sites pertinent to the
Manhattan Project. The Army will provide escorted access to White Sands
Missile Range where the production will visit the Trinity Site, the Ranch House,
and the WSMR Missile Museum. The production will also interview SMEs on site.

“Thank You For Your Service”: This short form, spoken word video is based on
a piece written and performed by (b) (6) . The video is being used to
bring awareness to the growing unemployment issue facing veterans. The Army
provided access to the 79th TSC at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base for
the use of equipment.

Upcoming Focus

Cineposium 2017: OCPA-LA is in conversations to participate in a panel
discussion at the Association of Film Commissioners International event,
Cineposium 2017, in October. “Cineposium, developed specifically for film
commissioners, is THE educational event where commissions and staff members
can come to find out the latest industry trends, and network with their peers and
industry.” This will be an opportunity for OCPA-LA to educate film commissioners
from around the world about how the DoD, and the Army specifically, interact
with and support the entertainment industry.

Golden Knights: The U.S. Army Golden Knights will be in Perris, CA from 1 to 3
November conducting tandem jumps with the local recruiting battalions.
USAREC has requested assistance in identifying potential candidates from the
local area, especially from the entertainment industry, to participate.

“The Long Road Home” Golden Knights Event: OCPA-LA is coordinating with
AMRG to schedule a day for cast members from “The Long Road Home” to
participate in tandem jumps with the U.S. Army Golden Knights. The date is
tentatively scheduled for 4 November.

Veterans Day: OCPA-LA is coordinating with local and regional Army units for
their Veterans Day events. Also, OCPA-LA is working with local governmental,
civic, and educational organizations for Veterans Day activities.

LA Chargers: OCPA-LA is coordinating with the LA Chargers for their Salute to
Service game on 19 NOV. This will include a joint color guard, national anthem
singer, and service members standing on the field during the national anthem.

LA Dodgers: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for Army presence during the
Dodgers’ playoff run. The next scheduled event is a color guard at their game on
11 OCT.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
8 November 2017

Past Focus

“The Long Road Home”: LTC (b) (6) attended the LA premiere for the National
Geographic miniseries. It was held at Royce Hall, UCLA, on 30 October.
Attending the event were veterans of the events, Gold Star families, members of
the entertainment community, executives from the production company and
National Geographic, and cast and crew from the production. The presentation
was very well received.

Golden Knights: The U.S. Army Golden Knights were in Perris, CA from 31
October to 3 November conducting tandem jumps with the local recruiting
battalions. USAREC requested assistance in identifying potential candidates
from the local area, especially from the entertainment industry, to participate.
Multiple connections were made for participation.

“The Long Road Home” Golden Knights Event: OCPA-LA coordinated with
AMRG to schedule a day for cast members from “The Long Road Home” to
participate in tandem jumps with the U.S. Army Golden Knights on 30 October.
Unfortunately, the jumps were not conducted due to a low cloud ceiling; 4,000
feet when they need 8,000 feet to conduct the jumps. The cast members and
National Geographic representatives were still able to spend the morning with the
Golden Knights and continue their Army experience.

LA Dodgers: OCPA-LA coordinated for continued Army presence during the
World Series. A color guard was for Dodger Stadium on 31 October.

4th ID GEN(R) Odierno Interview: OCPA-LA assisted the 4th ID with an interview
with GEN Odierno for their 100th Anniversary video. SFC (b) (6)
conducted the interview. GEN(R) Odierno was in Los Angeles for another
engagement, and 4th ID was able to coordinate the interview during this time.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

“The Game Changers”: This is a documentary about the effects of proper
nutrition on conducting physically strenuous activities. The Army is providing
escorted access to Fort Bragg, NC and selected facilities on the installation to
film segments for the documentary. Escorted access is also granted to film U.S.
Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) personnel receiving instruction
on nutrition to emphasize the effects proper nutrition has on combat
effectiveness. The production will also have escorted access to Mr. (b) (6)
instructing combatives to USASOC personnel.
Upcoming Focus

Veterans Day: OCPA-LA is assisting with coordination for multiple events
centered around Veterans Day. Some of those events include:
• 4th Annual Troops & Trains: On November 8, 2017 Fort Irwin will be
supporting a request for 6 soldiers in period uniforms to be present at the
Historic Harvey House, Barstow CA to commemorate the local history
since World War II.
• Los Angeles County Veterans Advisory Commission: On November
8, 2017 the LA County Veterans Advisory Commission will conduct their
meeting at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. Special guest speaker will be
(b) (6) , Operations Manager Los Angeles County Veterans
America's Job Center of California (AJCC).
• Harbor-UCLA Medical Center: On November 9, 2017 the UCLA Medical
Center will host their Annual Veterans Day Celebration in the Assembly
Room. Their program will consist of formally honoring our Veterans and
acknowledging their service. Attendees will also have the opportunity to
speak about their experiences in the military. OCPA-LA is assisting with
veteran attendance.
• USC Military Appreciation Night: The University of Southern California
(USC) will be celebrating their Military Appreciation Week and have invited
veterans and their families to a USC Trojans men's and women's
basketball game on Friday, November 10th. Each veteran and family
member will receive complimentary tickets for the game.
• Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade: On November 11, 2017, Fort Irwin
will be supporting the Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade with a Color
Guard, soldiers and military vehicles.
• Barstow Veterans Day Event: On November 11, 2017 Fort Irwin will be
supporting the Barstow Veterans Day Event at Mountain View Cemetery
with a Chaplain, a bugler and a rifle squad.
• Barstow Veterans Home Veterans Day: On November 11, 2017, Fort
Irwin will support a request for a senior leader to senior leader to visit the
Barstow Veterans Home, with residents and deliver a Veterans Day
Speech.
• Victorville 20th Annual Veterans Day Parade: On November 11, 2017 a
Color Guard, Key Leader and the 11th Cavalry Regiment Horse
Detachment will participate in the Victorville Veterans Day Parade.
• Patton Museum: On November 11, 2017, Fort Irwin will support a
request from the General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, Chiriaco
Summit, CA for a speaker, chaplain and color guard to commemorate
Veterans Day.
• Hesperia Veterans Day Ceremony: On November 11, 2017 Fort Irwin
will be supporting the Hesperia Veterans Day Ceremony at Hesperia Lake
Park with a rifle squad. The USMC will be providing guest speaker and
color guard
• Dodgers’ Veterans Day Batting Practice: On November 11, 2017, the
Dodgers Baseball Club will conduct their annual batting practice with
veterans at Dodger Stadium. This is an opportunity for veterans and their
guests to meet the players.
• UCLA’s Veteran and Armed Forces Appreciation: On November 11,
2017 the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will honor veterans
at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA during their game against Arizona State.
• NFL Network: On November 12, 2017 the NFL Network is having their
annual salute to the troops during their Veterans Day Game Day Live
telecast. OCPA-LA is coordinating with Fort Irwin to provide soldiers to be
in the studio during the broadcast.

LA Chargers: OCPA-LA is coordinating with the LA Chargers for their Salute to
Service game on 19 November. This will include a joint color guard, national
anthem singer, and service members standing on the field during the national
anthem.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)

Supported by Army
“The Long Road Home”
• Air Date: Began 7 NOV 17, will continue to air on Tuesdays through 18
DEC
• Network: National Geographic Channel
• Synopsis: This film is a mini-series based on the (b) (6) non-
fiction book novel of the same name. The scripted eight episode series
depicts the actions of a 1st Cavalry Division infantry platoon that was
ambushed and stranded in Sadr City on 4 APR 04 and the rescue
operations that were mounted from 2-5 CAV in the following hours. This
mini-series will premier in Los Angeles, October 3, 2017 and air on the
National Geographic Channel November 7, 2017. The series was
developed by producer and screenwriter (b) (6) in conjunction with
Phoenix Pictures. (b) (6) was also involved in the development
as an advisor.
• Background: The Department of Defense did provide assistance to this
film which included, reviewing the script, providing feedback and onsite
technical support. Principal photography primarily occurred on Fort Hood,
TX with support from USAG Fort Hood, III Corps, and 1st Cavalry Division.
The production also filmed at homes in the Killeen, TX area and Naval Air
Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. On Fort Hood, the production
primarily occupied Elijah MOUT Site and constructed sets and facades
that created Sadr City out of the MOUT site.

“12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers”
• Release Date: 19 JAN 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Based on true events. Just weeks after 9/11, a team of
United States Special Forces goes to Afghanistan and is ordered to take
the city of Mazar E Sharif. With their modern equipment useless in the
rugged, harsh Afghan terrain, the U.S. Soldiers, with the help of the
Northern Alliance, retrain to fight using only horses and their personal gear
and weapons.
• Background: Based on the (b) (6) book “Horse Soldiers”. The
Army provided access to training facilities on White Sands Missile Range
to simulate the rugged terrain of Afghanistan. WSMR also provided
“target” vehicles to be used on the set. The 160th Special Operations
Aviation Regiment provided aircraft for ground and aerial filming.

Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
“Chain of Command”
• Air Date: TBD 2018
• Network: National Geographic
• Official Synopsis: The series offers inside access to the U.S. military’s
mission in Afghanistan, as it unfolds over one full year. From the offices of
the Commanders at the Pentagon where strategy is conceived, to the
soldiers on the front lines, Chain of Command will deliver insight into a line
of authority and responsibility. It shows first-hand how decisions at the
Pentagon are carried out by our service men and women in Afghanistan.
• Background: This project was developed through coordination with the
Joint Staff. The individual services and their entertainment liaison offices
had no involvement with the development. Rough cuts for episodes one
through four were reviewed by CAPT (b) (6) , USN. The current
PAO for the Chairman will continue to review episodes.

“Pitch Perfect 3”
• Release Date: 22 DEC 17
• Distributor: Universal Pictures
• Official Synopsis: After the highs of winning the World Championships, the
Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job
prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the
chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds
will come together to make some music (and some questionable
decisions) one last time.
• Background: The Air Force and National Guard provided support to this
film. The OCPA-LA chose not to support based on questionable content of
the film and the fact that it did nothing to further Army messaging or
educate the American public about its Army.

Not Supported
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Christmas Homecoming”
• Air Date: 26 NOV 17
• Network: Hallmark
• Official Synopsis: A military widow, whose faith in Christmas has lapsed,
rents an apartment to a handsome Army Captain, recovering from an
injury in battle, and whose faith in Christmas is inspirational. As they team
up to save the town’s military museum with a Christmas fundraising event,
these two “wounded birds” find themselves falling in love – and being
healed by the magic of Christmas.
• Background: The Hallmark Channel submitted a request only to use a sign
depicting Joint Base Lewis-McChord. No other support was requested.
They did submit a script which was reviewed and recommendations were
made for improvement.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
22 November 2017

Past Focus

Los Angeles Chargers: The Los Angeles Chargers held their Military
Appreciation Game on 19 NOV. 47 Soldiers participated in the pre-game field
activities. Fort Irwin provided two MRAPS for a static display. The Los Angeles
Recruiting had a 10 X 20 space with their equipment; football toss, basketball
toss, pull-up station, 10 x 10 canopy, kiosk showing Army videos, Fitness Maps,
and Xbox system with speakers. COL (b) (6) from Irwin came out of the
tunnel with the ceremonial flag. At halftime 3 Soldiers along with the other
branches were on the field lined up behind WW II veterans.

NTC Immersion Tour: OCPA-LA assisted with coordination for the NTC
Immersion Tour on 16 and 17 NOV. This included Centers of Influence and
media representatives getting experiences of Army training to be able to further
Army messaging and Soldier stories to their audiences.

“12 Strong” Screening: OCPA-LA attended a screening of the (b)
(b) (6) film “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the (6)
Horse Soldiers”
on 21 NOV at the Warner Bros. lot. This was the screening to insure the
production adhered to the Production Assistance Agreement and allows the
Army to provide input prior to the release of the movie. The movie also screened
to members of USASOC on 17 NOV in Fayetteville, NC. A screening will be
provided to OSD-PA in Washington, D.C. on/about 27 NOV. Notes from the 21
NOV screening will be provided to OSD-PA for submission to the production
company.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed

“Warriors In Motion”: This addendum to a Department of Defense Production
Assistance Agreement provides Switchblade Entertainment, LLC. escorted
access to conduct an interview with Surgeon General of the Army LTG Nadja
West.

“The Ranger Legacy”: This is a documentary about U.S. Army Rangers from
the American Revolution to present. The Production Company’s focus is on
Ranger leadership and what it means to be a Ranger. The U.S. Army will provide
limited escorted access to military installations, access to unclassified archived
photos and videos and allow interviews with selected individuals.

“Seriously Amazing Objects”: The production is a Smithsonian Channel series
that invites Smithsonian Museum guests to experience unique objects behind the
scenes at one of the Smithsonian’s museums, galleries, or zoological facilities. In
this segment, one guest learns about American artist (b) (6) work and
his impact on military camouflage. The U.S. Army will provide escorted access to
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center’s
Hudson Training Areas where the guest will learn about military camouflage.

Upcoming Focus

Meeting with Deputy to PEO CS&CSS: The PEO CS&CSS, Mr. (b) (6) ,
will be attending AUSA Greater Los Angeles Chapter events on 28 NOV. This
will include meetings with industry. OCPA-LA will meet with Mr. (b) (6) during his
visit to LA and attend the AUSA dinner with industry COIs. Mr. (b) (6) will be
accompanied by his Strategic Communications Officer.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
“The Long Road Home”
• Air Date: Began 7 NOV 17, will continue to air on Tuesdays through 18
DEC
• Network: National Geographic Channel
• Synopsis: This film is a mini-series based on the (b) (6) non-
fiction book novel of the same name. The scripted eight episode series
depicts the actions of a 1st Cavalry Division infantry platoon that was
ambushed and stranded in Sadr City on 4 APR 04 and the rescue
operations that were mounted from 2-5 CAV in the following hours. This
mini-series will premier in Los Angeles, October 3, 2017 and air on the
National Geographic Channel November 7, 2017. The series was
developed by producer and screenwriter (b) (6) in conjunction with
Phoenix Pictures. (b) (6) was also involved in the development
as an advisor.
• Background: The Department of Defense did provide assistance to this
film which included, reviewing the script, providing feedback and onsite
technical support. Principal photography primarily occurred on Fort Hood,
TX with support from USAG Fort Hood, III Corps, and 1st Cavalry Division.
The production also filmed at homes in the Killeen, TX area and Naval Air
Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. On Fort Hood, the production
primarily occupied Elijah MOUT Site and constructed sets and facades
that created Sadr City out of the MOUT site.

“12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers”
• Release Date: 19 JAN 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Based on true events. Just weeks after 9/11, a team of
United States Special Forces goes to Afghanistan and is ordered to take
the city of Mazar E Sharif. With their modern equipment useless in the
rugged, harsh Afghan terrain, the U.S. Soldiers, with the help of the
Northern Alliance, retrain to fight using only horses and their personal gear
and weapons.
• Background: Based on the (b) (6) book “Horse Soldiers”. The
Army provided access to training facilities on White Sands Missile Range
to simulate the rugged terrain of Afghanistan. WSMR also provided
“target” vehicles to be used on the set. The 160th Special Operations
Aviation Regiment provided aircraft for ground and aerial filming.

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
“Chain of Command”
• Air Date: TBD 2018
• Network: National Geographic
• Official Synopsis: The series offers inside access to the U.S. military’s
mission in Afghanistan, as it unfolds over one full year. From the offices of
the Commanders at the Pentagon where strategy is conceived, to the
soldiers on the front lines, Chain of Command will deliver insight into a line
of authority and responsibility. It shows first-hand how decisions at the
Pentagon are carried out by our service men and women in Afghanistan.
• Background: This project was developed through coordination with the
Joint Staff. The individual services and their entertainment liaison offices
had no involvement with the development. Rough cuts for episodes one
through four were reviewed by CAPT (b) (6) , USN. The current
PAO for the Chairman will continue to review episodes.

“Pitch Perfect 3”
• Release Date: 22 DEC 17
• Distributor: Universal Pictures
• Official Synopsis: After the highs of winning the World Championships, the
Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job
prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the
chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds
will come together to make some music (and some questionable
decisions) one last time.
• Background: The Air Force and National Guard provided support to this
film. The OCPA-LA chose not to support based on questionable content of
the film and the fact that it did nothing to further Army messaging or
educate the American public about its Army.

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Christmas Homecoming”
• Air Date: 26 NOV 17
• Network: Hallmark
• Official Synopsis: A military widow, whose faith in Christmas has lapsed,
rents an apartment to a handsome Army Captain, recovering from an
injury in battle, and whose faith in Christmas is inspirational. As they team
up to save the town’s military museum with a Christmas fundraising event,
these two “wounded birds” find themselves falling in love – and being
healed by the magic of Christmas.
• Background: The Hallmark Channel submitted a request only to use a sign
depicting Joint Base Lewis-McChord. No other support was requested.
They did submit a script which was reviewed and recommendations were
made for improvement.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
7 December 2017

Past Focus

Meeting with Deputy to PEO CS&CSS: The PEO CS&CSS, Mr. (b) (6) ,
attended AUSA Greater Los Angeles Chapter events on 28 NOV. This included
meetings with industry. (b) (6) met with Mr. (b) (6) during his visit to LA and
attended the AUSA dinner with industry COIs. Mr. (b) (6) was accompanied by his
Strategic Communications Officer whom (b) was able to discuss future
opportunities to include PEO CS&CSS in(6)
productions..

“12 Strong” Screening: OCPA-LA attended a screening of the Army supported
film “12 Strong: The Declassified Story of the Horse Soldiers” at Warner Bros.
Studios on 22 NOV. It is a great film, and the production stayed true to the
approved script. Notes were provided to OSD-PA’s (b) (6) to forward to the
production company. There were no significant issues with the film, merely minor
graphic additions to clarify some points. At this time, the production company will
not be making any of the requested changes.

AMRG Coordination Call: OCPA-LA participated in a call with AMRG to discuss
their partnering with Warner Bros. Studios for marketing and promotion of the film
“12 Strong: The Declassified Story of the Horse Soldiers” on 28 NOV. AMRG,
with their advertising agency, is looking to produce marketing materials for the
Army linked to the release of the film. Further details will be provided to OCPA-
LA once they have been locked in.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

None

Upcoming Focus

Tournament of Roses Parade: OCPA-LA continues to assist with coordination
for U.S. Army assets for the 1 JAN parade. Currently, the only asset is the 1st
CAV Horse Detachment. We are working with the Tournament of Roses and Fort
Irwin and local Guard and Reserve units to determine potential support.

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Visit: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for a visit
to the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area in the second half of January to expand
its reach there. Coordination is being made with BENS regional director (b) (6)
(b) (6) for a meeting with her and other potential industry leaders, CASA(b) (6)
(b) (6) , AUSA Bay Area, Northern California Recruiting Battalion, and ROTC at
UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley.
Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
“The Long Road Home”
• Air Date: Began 7 NOV 17, will continue to air on Tuesdays through 18
DEC
• Network: National Geographic Channel
• Synopsis: This film is a mini-series based on the (b) (6) non-
fiction book novel of the same name. The scripted eight episode series
depicts the actions of a 1st Cavalry Division infantry platoon that was
ambushed and stranded in Sadr City on 4 APR 04 and the rescue
operations that were mounted from 2-5 CAV in the following hours. This
mini-series will premier in Los Angeles, October 3, 2017 and air on the
National Geographic Channel November 7, 2017. The series was
developed by producer and screenwriter (b) (6) in conjunction with
Phoenix Pictures. (b) (6) was also involved in the development
as an advisor.
• Background: The Department of Defense did provide assistance to this
film which included, reviewing the script, providing feedback and onsite
technical support. Principal photography primarily occurred on Fort Hood,
TX with support from USAG Fort Hood, III Corps, and 1st Cavalry Division.
The production also filmed at homes in the Killeen, TX area and Naval Air
Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. On Fort Hood, the production
primarily occupied Elijah MOUT Site and constructed sets and facades
that created Sadr City out of the MOUT site.

“12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers”
• Release Date: 19 JAN 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Based on true events. Just weeks after 9/11, a team of
United States Special Forces goes to Afghanistan and is ordered to take
the city of Mazar E Sharif. With their modern equipment useless in the
rugged, harsh Afghan terrain, the U.S. Soldiers, with the help of the
Northern Alliance, retrain to fight using only horses and their personal gear
and weapons.
• Background: Based on the (b) (6) book “Horse Soldiers”. The
Army provided access to training facilities on White Sands Missile Range
to simulate the rugged terrain of Afghanistan. WSMR also provided
“target” vehicles to be used on the set. The 160th Special Operations
Aviation Regiment provided aircraft for ground and aerial filming.

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
“Chain of Command”
• Air Date: TBD 2018
• Network: National Geographic
• Official Synopsis: The series offers inside access to the U.S. military’s
mission in Afghanistan, as it unfolds over one full year. From the offices of
the Commanders at the Pentagon where strategy is conceived, to the
soldiers on the front lines, Chain of Command will deliver insight into a line
of authority and responsibility. It shows first-hand how decisions at the
Pentagon are carried out by our service men and women in Afghanistan.
• Background: This project was developed through coordination with the
Joint Staff. The individual services and their entertainment liaison offices
had no involvement with the development. Rough cuts for episodes one
through four were reviewed by CAPT (b) (6) , USN. The current
PAO for the Chairman will continue to review episodes.

“Pitch Perfect 3”
• Release Date: 22 DEC 17
• Distributor: Universal Pictures
• Official Synopsis: After the highs of winning the World Championships, the
Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job
prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the
chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds
will come together to make some music (and some questionable
decisions) one last time.
• Background: The Air Force and National Guard provided support to this
film. The OCPA-LA chose not to support based on questionable content of
the film and the fact that it did nothing to further Army messaging or
educate the American public about its Army.

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Christmas Homecoming”
• Air Date: 26 NOV 17
• Network: Hallmark
• Official Synopsis: A military widow, whose faith in Christmas has lapsed,
rents an apartment to a handsome Army Captain, recovering from an
injury in battle, and whose faith in Christmas is inspirational. As they team
up to save the town’s military museum with a Christmas fundraising event,
these two “wounded birds” find themselves falling in love – and being
healed by the magic of Christmas.
• Background: The Hallmark Channel submitted a request only to use a sign
depicting Joint Base Lewis-McChord. No other support was requested.
They did submit a script which was reviewed and recommendations were
made for improvement.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Apache Warrior”
• Release Date: 1 DEC 17
• Distributor: Independent
• Official Synopsis: Telling the story of an elite U.S. Army Aviation
Squadron, this film highlights the adaptability, courage and selflessness of
Apache pilots and their crews as they launch an attack during the initial
surge into Iraq in March, 2003. The mission unfolds in near real time as
these heroic soldiers fight to stay alive.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this documentary. It was directed and produced by the same
individuals that did “The Hornet’s Nest”, “Citizen Soldier”, and “Danger
Close”. OCPA-LA has worked with the filmmaker before and was not
satisfied with the end product.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
20 December 2017

Past Focus

AMRG Coordination Calls: OCPA-LA participated in two calls with AMRG to
discuss their partnering with Warner Bros. Studios for marketing and promotion
of the film “12 Strong: The Declassified Story of the Horse Soldiers” on 18 and 20
DEC.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

“CMT Hot 20 Countdown”: The Army provided escorted access to Fort
Campbell, KY for segments to be aired on the 16 DEC episode of “CMT’s Hot 20
Countdown”. The segments included (b) (6) speaking with a select group
of Air Assault School instructors and students and the production crew attending
portions of a training day at the Air Assault School.

“The (b) (6) Family”: The Army provided escorted access to Fort Richardson,
AK for (b) (6) and a crew on December 17, 2017. This was for (b) (6)
(b) (6) to film his interaction with MG O’Neil, who is a personal friend, at his on-
post residence. Some of this footage could be used in the program “The (b) (6)
Family”.

Upcoming Focus

Tournament of Roses Parade: OCPA-LA continues to assist with coordination
for U.S. Army assets for the 1 JAN parade. Currently, the only asset is the 1st
CAV Horse Detachment. We are working with the Tournament of Roses and Fort
Irwin and local Guard and Reserve units to determine potential support.

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Visit: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for a visit
to the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area in the second half of January to expand
its reach there. Coordination is being made with BENS regional director (b) (6)
(b) (6) for a meeting with her and other potential industry leaders, CASA (b) (6)
(b) (6) , AUSA Bay Area, Northern California Recruiting Battalion, and ROTC at
UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley.

MG Frost Visit to Southern California: OCPA-LA is working with MG Frost’s
PAO to coordinate engagements for a visit in the January/February timeframe.
MG Frost will be visiting the Defense Language Institute and will conduct further
engagements afterwards. Details pertaining to audiences/engagements of
interest and topics of discussion are pending from MG Frost’s PAO.

“Chain of Command” Premiere and D.C. Visit: LTC (b) (6) will attend the D.C.
premiere for National Geographic Channel’s “Chain of Command” on 9 January.
While in D.C. he will conduct engagements with agencies to build and further
relationships to determine optimum ways of telling the Army story. Engagements
being explored are: DMD, AMRG, MDW, The Old Guard, Office of the Surgeon
General, Aberdeen Proving Grounds (RDECOM), DINFOS, DMA, National
Geographic Channel, Discovery Communications,

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
“The Long Road Home”
• Air Date: Began 7 NOV 17, will continue to air on Tuesdays through 18
DEC. First run airing is complete. Repeats will continue.
• Network: National Geographic Channel
• Synopsis: This film is a mini-series based on the (b) (6) non-
fiction book novel of the same name. The scripted eight episode series
depicts the actions of a 1st Cavalry Division infantry platoon that was
ambushed and stranded in Sadr City on 4 APR 04 and the rescue
operations that were mounted from 2-5 CAV in the following hours. This
mini-series will premier in Los Angeles, October 3, 2017 and air on the
National Geographic Channel November 7, 2017. The series was
developed by producer and screenwriter (b) (6) in conjunction with
Phoenix Pictures. (b) (6) was also involved in the development
as an advisor.
• Background: The Department of Defense did provide assistance to this
film which included, reviewing the script, providing feedback and onsite
technical support. Principal photography primarily occurred on Fort Hood,
TX with support from USAG Fort Hood, III Corps, and 1st Cavalry Division.
The production also filmed at homes in the Killeen, TX area and Naval Air
Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. On Fort Hood, the production
primarily occupied Elijah MOUT Site and constructed sets and facades
that created Sadr City out of the MOUT site.

“12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers”
• Release Date: 19 JAN 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Based on true events. Just weeks after 9/11, a team of
United States Special Forces goes to Afghanistan and is ordered to take
the city of Mazar E Sharif. With their modern equipment useless in the
rugged, harsh Afghan terrain, the U.S. Soldiers, with the help of the
Northern Alliance, retrain to fight using only horses and their personal gear
and weapons.
• Background: Based on the (b) (6) book “Horse Soldiers”. The
Army provided access to training facilities on White Sands Missile Range
to simulate the rugged terrain of Afghanistan. WSMR also provided
“target” vehicles to be used on the set. The 160th Special Operations
Aviation Regiment provided aircraft for ground and aerial filming.

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
“Chain of Command”
• Air Date: TBD 2018
• Network: National Geographic
• Official Synopsis: The series offers inside access to the U.S. military’s
mission in Afghanistan, as it unfolds over one full year. From the offices of
the Commanders at the Pentagon where strategy is conceived, to the
soldiers on the front lines, Chain of Command will deliver insight into a line
of authority and responsibility. It shows first-hand how decisions at the
Pentagon are carried out by our service men and women in Afghanistan.
• Background: This project was developed through coordination with the
Joint Staff. The individual services and their entertainment liaison offices
had no involvement with the development. Rough cuts for episodes one
through four were reviewed by CAPT (b) (6) , USN. The current
PAO for the Chairman will continue to review episodes.

“Pitch Perfect 3”
• Release Date: 22 DEC 17
• Distributor: Universal Pictures
• Official Synopsis: After the highs of winning the World Championships, the
Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job
prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the
chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds
will come together to make some music (and some questionable
decisions) one last time.
• Background: The Air Force and National Guard provided support to this
film. The OCPA-LA chose not to support based on questionable content of
the film and the fact that it did nothing to further Army messaging or
educate the American public about its Army.

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Christmas Homecoming”
• Air Date: 26 NOV 17
• Network: Hallmark
• Official Synopsis: A military widow, whose faith in Christmas has lapsed,
rents an apartment to a handsome Army Captain, recovering from an
injury in battle, and whose faith in Christmas is inspirational. As they team
up to save the town’s military museum with a Christmas fundraising event,
these two “wounded birds” find themselves falling in love – and being
healed by the magic of Christmas.
• Background: The Hallmark Channel submitted a request only to use a sign
depicting Joint Base Lewis-McChord. No other support was requested.
They did submit a script which was reviewed and recommendations were
made for improvement.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Apache Warrior”
• Release Date: 1 DEC 17
• Distributor: Independent
• Official Synopsis: Telling the story of an elite U.S. Army Aviation
Squadron, this film highlights the adaptability, courage and selflessness of
Apache pilots and their crews as they launch an attack during the initial
surge into Iraq in March, 2003. The mission unfolds in near real time as
these heroic soldiers fight to stay alive.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this documentary. It was directed and produced by the same
individuals that did “The Hornet’s Nest”, “Citizen Soldier”, and “Danger
Close”. OCPA-LA has worked with the filmmaker before and was not
satisfied with the end product.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
3 January 2018

Past Focus

Fort Irwin/Maroon 5 Coordination Call: OCPA-LA participated in a coordination
call with Fort Irwin and Renegade 83 Studios in reference to a proposed project
involving the band Maroon 5. The concept would include surprising a Soldier or
Family member who is a fan of the band and a performance on the installation.
The project would air on YouTube Red. The command is supportive of the
production, and further coordination will be made. The proposed filming is in the
March/April timeframe.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

None

Upcoming Focus

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Visit: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for a visit
to the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area in the second half of January to expand
its reach there. Coordination is being made with BENS regional director (b) (6)
(b) (6) for a meeting with her and other potential industry leaders, CASA (b) (6)
(b) (6) , AUSA Bay Area, Northern California Recruiting Battalion, and ROTC at
UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley.

MG Frost Visit to Southern California: OCPA-LA is working with MG Frost’s
PAO to coordinate engagements for a visit in the January/February timeframe.
MG Frost will be visiting the Defense Language Institute and will conduct further
engagements afterwards. Details pertaining to audiences/engagements of
interest and topics of discussion are pending from MG Frost’s PAO.

“Chain of Command” Premiere and D.C. Visit: LTC (b) (6) will attend the D.C.
premiere for National Geographic Channel’s “Chain of Command” on 9 January.
While in D.C. he will conduct engagements with agencies to build and further
relationships to determine optimum ways of telling the Army story. Engagements
being conducted are: Arlington National Cemetery, AMRG, MDW, The Old
Guard, DINFOS, DMA.

311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Change of Command: OCPA-
LA will attend the change of command from BG David Elwell to COL(P) (b) (6)
(b) (6) on 6 JAN 18. The 311th is a unit OCPA-LA has a significant working
relationship with. This will enable Mr. (b) (6) to meet the new commander and
maintain that relationship.
79th Theater Sustainment Command Dining Out: Mr. (b) (6) will attend the
formal event for 79th TSC. The 79th is a unit OCPA-LA has a significant working
relationship with. This will enable Mr. (b) (6) to meet with other members of the
unit to identify SMEs and opportunities to highlight the unit and maintain that
working relationship.

AUSA Event with CIO/G-6: OCPA-LA will attend an AUSA Greater Los Angeles
Chapter breakfast and roundtable event with LTG Bruce Crawford on 19 JAN 18.
The event will be held at the Westin Long Beach Hotel.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
“The Long Road Home”
• Air Date: Began 7 NOV 17, will continue to air on Tuesdays through 18
DEC. Now available on iTunes, Amazon Prime
• Network: National Geographic Channel
• Synopsis: This film is a mini-series based on the (b) (6) non-
fiction book novel of the same name. The scripted eight episode series
depicts the actions of a 1st Cavalry Division infantry platoon that was
ambushed and stranded in Sadr City on 4 APR 04 and the rescue
operations that were mounted from 2-5 CAV in the following hours. This
mini-series will premier in Los Angeles, October 3, 2017 and air on the
National Geographic Channel November 7, 2017. The series was
developed by producer and screenwriter (b) (6) in conjunction with
Phoenix Pictures. (b) (6) was also involved in the development
as an advisor.
• Background: The Department of Defense did provide assistance to this
film which included, reviewing the script, providing feedback and onsite
technical support. Principal photography primarily occurred on Fort Hood,
TX with support from USAG Fort Hood, III Corps, and 1st Cavalry Division.
The production also filmed at homes in the Killeen, TX area and Naval Air
Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. On Fort Hood, the production
primarily occupied Elijah MOUT Site and constructed sets and facades
that created Sadr City out of the MOUT site.

“12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers”
• Release Date: 19 JAN 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Based on true events. Just weeks after 9/11, a team of
United States Special Forces goes to Afghanistan and is ordered to take
the city of Mazar E Sharif. With their modern equipment useless in the
rugged, harsh Afghan terrain, the U.S. Soldiers, with the help of the
Northern Alliance, retrain to fight using only horses and their personal gear
and weapons.
• Background: Based on the (b) (6) book “Horse Soldiers”. The
Army provided access to training facilities on White Sands Missile Range
to simulate the rugged terrain of Afghanistan. WSMR also provided
“target” vehicles to be used on the set. The 160th Special Operations
Aviation Regiment provided aircraft for ground and aerial filming.

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
“Chain of Command”
• Air Date: TBD 2018
• Network: National Geographic
• Official Synopsis: The series offers inside access to the U.S. military’s
mission in Afghanistan, as it unfolds over one full year. From the offices of
the Commanders at the Pentagon where strategy is conceived, to the
soldiers on the front lines, Chain of Command will deliver insight into a line
of authority and responsibility. It shows first-hand how decisions at the
Pentagon are carried out by our service men and women in Afghanistan.
• Background: This project was developed through coordination with the
Joint Staff. The individual services and their entertainment liaison offices
had no involvement with the development. Rough cuts for episodes one
through four were reviewed by CAPT (b) (6) , USN. The current
PAO for the Chairman will continue to review episodes.

“The 15:17 to Paris”
• Release Date: 9 FEB 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world
watches in stunned silence as the media reports a thwarted terrorist attack
on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three
courageous young Americans traveling together through Europe.
Throughout the harrowing ordeal, the friendship between these three men
who had overcome childhood struggles to find their footing in life never
wavers making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the
lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.
• Background: Based on the book by (b) (6) , (b) (6) ,
(b) (6) and (b) (6) . OCPA-LA was not contacted about
this project. The Air Force supported the project and provided on-location
advice during filming.

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Sicario 2: Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
17 January 2018

Past Focus

311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Change of Command: OCPA-
LA attended the change of command from BG David Elwell to COL(P) (b) (6)
(b) (6) on 6 JAN 18. The 311th is a unit OCPA-LA has a significant working
relationship with. Attending this event enabled Mr. (b) (6) to meet the new
commander and maintain that relationship.

“Chain of Command” Premiere and D.C. Visit: LTC (b) (6) attended the D.C.
premiere for National Geographic Channel’s “Chain of Command” on 9 January.
While in D.C. he conducted engagements with agencies to build and further
relationships and to determine optimum ways of telling the Army story.
Engagements conducted were: Arlington National Cemetery, AMRG, MDW, The
Old Guard, DINFOS, DMA. A synopsis of the meetings was provided to COL
(b) (6) .

Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration IPR: OCPA-LA attended the first IPR
for the 2018 Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration on 18 January. This is the
59th year the event, which is claimed to be the longest running Armed Forces
Day celebration in the country and the largest west of the Mississippi River, has
been held. The honored service this year is the USMC. Army participation for the
event comes from Fort Irwin, the LA Recruiting Battalion, Army Reserves, and
Army National Guard.

AUSA Event with CIO/G-6: OCPA-LA attended an AUSA Greater Los Angeles
Chapter breakfast and roundtable event with LTG Bruce Crawford on 19 JAN 18.
The event was held at the Westin Long Beach Hotel.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

None

Upcoming Focus

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Visit: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for a visit
to the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area in the second half of January to expand
its reach there. Coordination is being made with BENS regional director (b) (6)
(b) (6) for a meeting with her and other potential industry leaders, CASA (b) (6)
(b) (6) , AUSA Bay Area, Northern California Recruiting Battalion, and ROTC at
UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley.
MG Frost Visit to Southern California: OCPA-LA is working with MG Frost’s
PAO to coordinate engagements for a visit in the January/February timeframe.
MG Frost will be visiting the Defense Language Institute and will conduct further
engagements afterwards. Details pertaining to audiences/engagements of
interest and topics of discussion are pending from MG Frost’s PAO.

79th Theater Sustainment Command Dining Out: Mr. (b) (6) will attend the
formal event for 79th TSC. The 79th is a unit OCPA-LA has a significant working
relationship with. This will enable Mr. (b) (6) to meet with other members of the
unit to identify SMEs and opportunities to highlight the unit and maintain that
working relationship.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
“12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers”
• Release Date: 19 JAN 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Based on true events. Just weeks after 9/11, a team of
United States Special Forces goes to Afghanistan and is ordered to take
the city of Mazar E Sharif. With their modern equipment useless in the
rugged, harsh Afghan terrain, the U.S. Soldiers, with the help of the
Northern Alliance, retrain to fight using only horses and their personal gear
and weapons.
• Background: Based on the (b) (6) book “Horse Soldiers”. The
Army provided access to training facilities on White Sands Missile Range
to simulate the rugged terrain of Afghanistan. WSMR also provided
“target” vehicles to be used on the set. The 160th Special Operations
Aviation Regiment provided aircraft for ground and aerial filming.

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
“Chain of Command”
• Air Date: Premiere 15 January; Currently airing on Monday evenings
• Network: National Geographic
• Official Synopsis: The series offers inside access to the U.S. military’s
mission in Afghanistan, as it unfolds over one full year. From the offices of
the Commanders at the Pentagon where strategy is conceived, to the
soldiers on the front lines, Chain of Command will deliver insight into a line
of authority and responsibility. It shows first-hand how decisions at the
Pentagon are carried out by our service men and women in Afghanistan.
• Background: This project was developed through coordination with the
Joint Staff. The individual services and their entertainment liaison offices
had no involvement with the development. Rough cuts for episodes one
through four were reviewed by CAPT (b) (6) , USN. The current
PAO for the Chairman will continue to review episodes.
“The 15:17 to Paris”
• Release Date: 9 FEB 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world
watches in stunned silence as the media reports a thwarted terrorist attack
on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three
courageous young Americans traveling together through Europe.
Throughout the harrowing ordeal, the friendship between these three men
who had overcome childhood struggles to find their footing in life never
wavers making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the
lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.
• Background: Based on the book by (b) (6) ,(b) (6) ,
(b) (6) and (b) (6) . OCPA-LA was not contacted about
this project. The Air Force supported the project and provided on-location
advice during filming.

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Sicario 2: Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
1 February 2018

Past Focus

DMA BLOG Interview: LTC (b) (6) participated in an interview with (b) (6)
from DMA. The interview covered the mission of OCPA-LA to help educate and
inform the internal DoD and Army offices of the roles and responsibilities of the
office. The interview will be turned into a blog entry on DoDLive.mil.

Regional Communicators Conference: OCPA-LA continues to plan for the
western regional communicators conference. We had a second planning call with
Mr. (b) (6) , CASA for the Sierra-Pacific Region. Mr. (b) (6) is assisting
with securing a venue and putting together the invitation list. Additional calls and
planning will be conducted in the coming weeks.

History Channel: OCPA-LA participated in a Joint Services meeting with
producers the History Channel to discuss a potential project, “Protecting
America”. The project has far-reaching requests for access both CONUS and
OCONUS. Based on information provided and concerns addressed by the
services, the producers are adjusting their request. The DoD has not made a
determination of support at this time, and the producers are meeting with OSD-
PA soon.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

None

Upcoming Focus

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Visit: OCPA-LA continues to coordinate for a visit
to the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area in the second quarter to expand its
reach there. Coordination is being made with BENS regional director (b) (6)
(b) (6) for a meeting with her and other potential industry leaders, CASA (b) (6)
(b) (6) , AUSA Bay Area, Northern California Recruiting Battalion, and ROTC at
UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley.

MG Frost Visit to Southern California: Cancelled until further notice.

Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration IPR: OCPA-LA will attend the IPR for
the 2018 Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration on 8 February. This is the 59th
year the event, which is claimed to be the longest running Armed Forces Day
celebration in the country and the largest west of the Mississippi River, has been
held. The honored service this year is the USMC. Army participation for the event
comes from Fort Irwin, the LA Recruiting Battalion, Army Reserves, and Army
National Guard.
Regional Communicators Conference: OCPA-LA continues to plan for the
western regional communicators conference. Mr. (b) (6) , CASA for the
Sierra-Pacific Region, is assisting with securing a venue and putting together the
invitation list. Additional calls and planning will be conducted in the coming
weeks.

Film 45: OCPA-LA will participate in a Joint Services meeting with (b) (6)
unscripted production company, Film 45, on 6 February. This meeting is to
discuss a potential project for the History Channel. Per OSD-PA, due to the
broad request currently being reviewed, the focus of the project should remain
telling the stories of our personnel in CONUS locations.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
“12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers”
• Release Date: 19 JAN 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Based on true events. Just weeks after 9/11, a team of
United States Special Forces goes to Afghanistan and is ordered to take
the city of Mazar E Sharif. With their modern equipment useless in the
rugged, harsh Afghan terrain, the U.S. Soldiers, with the help of the
Northern Alliance, retrain to fight using only horses and their personal gear
and weapons.
• Background: Based on the (b) (6) book “Horse Soldiers”. The
Army provided access to training facilities on White Sands Missile Range
to simulate the rugged terrain of Afghanistan. WSMR also provided
“target” vehicles to be used on the set. The 160th Special Operations
Aviation Regiment provided aircraft for ground and aerial filming.

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
“Chain of Command”
• Air Date: Premiere 15 January; Currently airing on Monday evenings
• Network: National Geographic
• Official Synopsis: The series offers inside access to the U.S. military’s
mission in Afghanistan, as it unfolds over one full year. From the offices of
the Commanders at the Pentagon where strategy is conceived, to the
soldiers on the front lines, Chain of Command will deliver insight into a line
of authority and responsibility. It shows first-hand how decisions at the
Pentagon are carried out by our service men and women in Afghanistan.
• Background: This project was developed through coordination with the
Joint Staff. The individual services and their entertainment liaison offices
had no involvement with the development. Rough cuts for episodes one
through four were reviewed by CAPT (b) (6) , USN. The current
PAO for the Chairman will continue to review episodes.
“The 15:17 to Paris”
• Release Date: 9 FEB 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world
watches in stunned silence as the media reports a thwarted terrorist attack
on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three
courageous young Americans traveling together through Europe.
Throughout the harrowing ordeal, the friendship between these three men
who had overcome childhood struggles to find their footing in life never
wavers making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the
lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.
• Background: Based on the book by (b) (6) , (b) (6) ,
(b) (6) and (b) (6) . OCPA-LA was not contacted about
this project. The Air Force supported the project and provided on-location
advice during filming.

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Sicario 2: Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
15 February 2018

Past Focus

Film 45: OCPA-LA participated in a Joint Services meeting with (b) (6)
unscripted production company, Film 45, on 6 February. This meeting was to
discuss a potential project for the History Channel. Per OSD-PA, due to the
broad request currently being reviewed, the focus of the project was telling the
stories of our personnel in CONUS locations. The thought is to incorporate the
filming with training rotations/exercises. The producer is re-evaluating the request
to pair it down to what the services can support and provide more specific details.

Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration IPR: OCPA-LA attended the IPR for
the 2018 Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration on 8 February. This is the 59th
year the event, which is claimed to be the longest running Armed Forces Day
celebration in the country and the largest west of the Mississippi River, has been
held. The honored service this year is the USMC. Army participation for the event
comes from Fort Irwin, the LA Recruiting Battalion, Army Reserves, and Army
National Guard.

Regional Communicators Forum: OCPA-LA continues discussions related to
the western regional communicators conference. We are awaiting further
guidance from OCPA before moving forward with coordination and selecting
venues/dates.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

None

Upcoming Focus

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Visit: OCPA-LA was planning on tying this into
the regional communicators’ forum. With the need for further guidance on the
forum, we will re-engage on the visit to the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area to
expand its reach there. We will again work with BENS regional director (b) (6)
(b) (6) for a meeting with her and other potential industry leaders, CASA (b) (6)
(b) (6) , AUSA Bay Area, Northern California Recruiting Battalion, and ROTC at
UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley.

Regional Communicators Forum: Direct planning is on hold, but we will remain
in contact with CASA (b) (6) with regards to the forum.

2018 Academy Awards: OCPA-LA is coordinating for Army representation at
the 90th Academy Awards to be held on March 4. The organizer has slots for 20
Army personnel. We will again coordinate with Fort Irwin, local recruiting
battalions, and local Army Reserve units for attendance. We will also work with
local Public Affairs units for coverage.

2018 AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition: (b) (6) will attend
the event in Huntsville, AL from March 26 to 28 To meet and network with
representatives from attending organizations, as well as those permanently
assigned to Red Stone Arsenal, to facilitate coordination of DoD supported
productions. Having points of contacts at Army organizations on the cutting edge
of new technologies and capabilities; such as Army Materiel Command and its
subordinate commands, Program Executive Officer, Aviation, and Space and
Missile Defense Command; is critical OCPA-LA's mission. Additionally, having a
knowledge of the emerging technologies and capabilities and the organizations
involved with them will allow OCPA-LA to determine support of projects and pitch
ideas to production companies to support Army and DoD messaging.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
“The 15:17 to Paris”
• Release Date: 9 FEB 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world
watches in stunned silence as the media reports a thwarted terrorist attack
on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three
courageous young Americans traveling together through Europe.
Throughout the harrowing ordeal, the friendship between these three men
who had overcome childhood struggles to find their footing in life never
wavers making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the
lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.
• Background: Based on the book by (b) (6) , (b) (6) ,
(b) (6) and (b) (6) . OCPA-LA was not contacted about
this project. The Air Force supported the project and provided on-location
advice during filming.

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Sicario 2: Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the(b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
1 March 2018

Past Focus

2018 Academy Awards: OCPA-LA coordinated for Army representation at the
90th Academy Awards to be held on March 4. The organizer provided 20 slots for
Army personnel to attend the red carpet events in the stands. No personnel will
be featured in the broadcast, though they may be shown in the background as
celebrities enter the event. Following the red carpet events, the personnel will be
moved to a theater to watch the ceremony on a live broadcast. OCPA-LA
coordinated with the 311th ESC to provide the oversight of the event.

Coordination with USMA: OCPA-LA worked with Public Affairs staff at USMA
for two potential upcoming productions. The first is a proposed Netflix production
with a request to follow four Plebes from the day they report to the end of their
first year. This request is up at USMA Public Affairs for review with their
leadership. The second is a request from (b) (6) production
company, Hello Sunshine, for a program that would follow Cadet (b) (6)
to highlight women in leadership positions at the Academy. OCPA-LA proposed
to the production that they follow additional female leaders at the Academy.
OCPA-LA is continuing to work with the production company and OSD-PA for the
Production Assistance Agreement.

Los Angeles Angels: OCPA-LA is coordinating with the Los Angeles Angels for
Army representation at some home games in April. The team recognizes service
members at Friday and Saturday home games, and April has been designated
as the Army’s month. We are coordinating with local Army units; LA Recruiting
Battalion, 79th TSC, and 311th ESC; for representation at the six games that
month.

White Sands Missile Range Coordination: OCPA-LA is coordinating with
WSMR for an episode of “National Geographic Explorer”. WSMR is looking to
give “unprecedented access” to facilities and testing for the episode. This access
could include “our large blast facility and possibly a shot, our laser facility
complete with a shot, and take them through all the most photogenic steps of
missile testing, essentially compressing a year of rocket science into a couple
days.” More to follow after further coordination between WSMR and NatGeo.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

None

Upcoming Focus
2018 Academy Awards: OCPA-LA is coordinating for Army representation at
the 90th Academy Awards to be held on March 4. The organizer has slots for 20
Army personnel. We will again coordinate with Fort Irwin, local recruiting
battalions, and local Army Reserve units for attendance. We will also work with
local Public Affairs units for coverage.

2018 AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition: (b) (6) will attend
the event in Huntsville, AL from March 26 to 28 To meet and network with
representatives from attending organizations, as well as those permanently
assigned to Red Stone Arsenal, to facilitate coordination of DoD supported
productions. Having points of contacts at Army organizations on the cutting edge
of new technologies and capabilities; such as Army Materiel Command and its
subordinate commands, Program Executive Officer, Aviation, and Space and
Missile Defense Command; is critical OCPA-LA's mission. Additionally, having a
knowledge of the emerging technologies and capabilities and the organizations
involved with them will allow OCPA-LA to determine support of projects and pitch
ideas to production companies to support Army and DoD messaging.

Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration IPR: OCPA-LA will attend the IPR for
the 2018 Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration on 8 March. This is the 59th
year the event, which is claimed to be the longest running Armed Forces Day
celebration in the country and the largest west of the Mississippi River, has been
held. The honored service this year is the USMC. Army participation for the event
comes from Fort Irwin, the LA Recruiting Battalion, Army Reserves, and Army
National Guard.

AUSA 7th Region Annual Conference: (b) will attend the conference
(6)
scheduled for 9 – 10 MAR held in Victorville, CA. The event will include a tour of
facilities at Fort Irwin and sessions throughout 10 MAR at a hotel in Victorville.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Sicario 2: Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
14 March 2018

Past Focus

2018 Academy Awards: The Army was represented at the 90th Academy
Awards on March 4 by 20 Army personnel. These uniformed individuals were in
the stands during the red carpet events. Though they were not the focus of the
event, they were visible during some on-camera pieces with the celebrities.

Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration IPR: LTC (b) (6) attended the IPR for
the 2018 Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration on 8 March. This is the 59th
year the event, which is claimed to be the longest running Armed Forces Day
celebration in the country and the largest west of the Mississippi River, has been
held. The honored service this year is the USMC. Army participation for the event
comes from Fort Irwin, the LA Recruiting Battalion, Army Reserves, and Army
National Guard.

AUSA 7th Region Annual Conference: (b) attended the conference scheduled
for 8 – 10 MAR held in Victorville, CA and(6)at Fort Irwin. The event included a
social event, a tour of facilities at Fort Irwin and sessions throughout 10 MAR at a
hotel in Victorville. During the event, (b) was able to meet with members of the
(6)
governor’s military council.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

“Hello Sunshine”: This is a program featuring (b) (6) that wanted
to focus on female leaders at USMA, specifically Cadet (b) (6) . This
included following Cadet (b) (6) around the Academy and having a round table
discussion with her and additional cadets. The program will air on DirecTV on a
date TBD.

“Caisson – The Old Guard Series”: This program follows the training program
of “Military Horsemen tasked with full-honors ceremonies in Arlington National
Cemetery”. The Army will provide escorted access to Joint Base Myer-
Henderson Hall to capture footage of the training and conduct interviews.
Distribution is slated for streaming services.

“When War Came to the Hebrides”: This is a production for BBC Scotland
about the sinking of the Tuscania and Otranto off the Scottish coast in 1918. The
Army will provide escorted access to Arlington National Cemetery to capture b-
roll footage of the burial sites of the American service members who died when
the vessels sank.
Upcoming Focus

2018 AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition: (b) (6) will attend
the event in Huntsville, AL from March 26 to 28 to meet and network with
representatives from attending organizations, as well as those permanently
assigned to Red Stone Arsenal, to facilitate coordination of DoD supported
productions. Having points of contacts at Army organizations on the cutting edge
of new technologies and capabilities; such as Army Materiel Command and its
subordinate commands, Program Executive Officer, Aviation, and Space and
Missile Defense Command; is critical OCPA-LA's mission. Additionally, having a
knowledge of the emerging technologies and capabilities and the organizations
involved with them will allow OCPA-LA to determine support of projects and pitch
ideas to production companies to support Army and DoD messaging.

BG Escallier MYA Sacramento: LTC(b) (6) will accompany BG Susan Escallier,
Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations, during Meet
Your Army engagements in Sacramento on 22 MAR. Coordination is ongoing
pending additional information.

LA Dodgers Home Opener: OCPA-LA is coordinating with the LA Dodgers and
local Army units for support to the Dodgers’ home opener on 29 MAR. The
request is for 40 Soldiers in ASU to be part of a contingent holding a large flag on
the field during the National Anthem. The Soldiers will be provided by the LA
Recruiting Battalion, the 311th ESC, and Fort Irwin.

JFTB Los Alamitos Open House: (b) will attend the open house being held at
JFTB Los Alamitos on 22 MAR. The(6)event is hosted by the garrison commander,
COL (b) (6) , and is an opportunity to further community contacts and
relations.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Sicario 2: Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
28 March 2018

Past Focus

BG Escallier MYA Sacramento: LTC (b) (6) accompanied BG Susan Escallier,
Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations, during Meet
Your Army engagements in Sacramento on 22 MAR. Engagements included
CSU Sacramento, the Sacramento Children’s Home, the California Secretary for
Veterans Affairs, the University of California – Davis, the city of Sacramento, and
a practice session for the robotics competition at UC Davis. All engagements
went well and provided the Army with opportunities to gain additional traction in
the area. AAR comments were provided to AOD.

2018 AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition: (b) (6) attended
the event in Huntsville, AL from March 26 to 28 to meet and network with
representatives from attending organizations, as well as those permanently
assigned to Red Stone Arsenal, to facilitate coordination of DoD supported
productions. Having points of contacts at Army organizations on the cutting edge
of new technologies and capabilities; such as Army Materiel Command and its
subordinate commands, Program Executive Officer, Aviation, and Space and
Missile Defense Command; is critical OCPA-LA's mission. Additionally, having a
knowledge of the emerging technologies and capabilities and the organizations
involved with them will allow OCPA-LA to determine support of projects and pitch
ideas to production companies to support Army and DoD messaging.

Engagement Coordination/Meetings: OCPA-LA participated in a meeting with
LTG Bruce Crawford (CIO/G6), LTG James Dickson (CG, USASMDC), and LTG
(R) Patricia McQuistion (VP, AUSA) to discuss a Greater Los Angeles Chapter
(GLAC) AUSA Army Space Symposium on 22 June 2018 in Huntington Beach,
CA. In conjunction with the "Army Space Symposium", OCPA-LA is coordinating
with the University of Southern California’s (USC) Institute for Creative
Technologies (ICT) and Army Research Laboratory (ARL) – West to host a Meet
Your Army event on 21 June 2018 in Playa del Rey, CA. The Meet Your Army
event will showcase a variety of technologies that are being developed for the
Army or are currently fielded. The intent is to invite Los Angeles Unified School
District (LAUSD) Junior ROTC students, their peers and parents to visit a
technology petting zoo where the students can meet soldiers with a mix of MOSs
to talk about opportunities in our high tech Army. Next Step: Meeting with USC
ITC and ARL-West leadership to coordinate the details of the Meet Your Army
event.

LA Dodgers Home Opener: OCPA-LA coordinated with the LA Dodgers and
local Army units for support to the Dodgers’ home opener on 29 MAR. The LA
Recruiting Battalion, the 311th ESC, and Fort Irwin.request provided 40 Soldiers
in ASU to be part of a contingent holding a large flag on the field during the
National Anthem.
Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

“Revolutions”: “Revolutions” is a series for PBS and BBC Worldwide that takes
six objects and explores the ideas and inventions, the people and the stories that
shaped them. One of the episodes is dedicated to the history of rocket science.
For that episode, the production will visit the Trinity site at WSMR to discuss the
history of nuclear research was the precursor to the ICBM and space travel.

Upcoming Focus

JFTB Los Alamitos Open House: Postponed from 22 MAR, the new date is
TBD. (b) will attend the open house being held at JFTB Los Alamitos. The event
(6)
is hosted by the garrison commander, COL (b) (6) , and is an opportunity to
further community contacts and relations.

AUSA 6th Region: (b) (6) will attend the AUSA 6th Region Spring Meeting in
Clovis, CA from 12 – 14 APR. This event will allow OCPA-LA to extend its reach
and network with representatives from Northern California, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The themes of the meeting are “Soldier
Readiness” and “Recruiting”.

CPA Visit: OCPA-LA is coordinating the itinerary for BG Jones’ visit on 25 APR.
The tentative itinerary includes an OCPA-LA office orientation, a meeting with
Warner Bros. studio executives, and a small-scale communications workshop
with personnel from local recruiting battalions, USACE, UCLA and USC ROTC,
Reserve PAOs, and Fort Irwin.

“Prominent Hunt”: OCPA-LA is coordinating with the 20th CBRNE Public Affairs
Officer to provide support to the coverage of Army operations during the
Prominent Hunt Exercise in Burbank. A conference call is being planned by the
20th CBRNE with all Army players for next week. OCPA-LA will participate in that
call.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave”
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 20 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Sicario 2: Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6)

• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
12 April 2018

Past Focus

AUSA 6th Region: (b) (6) attended the AUSA 6th Region Spring Meeting in
Clovis, CA from 12 – 14 APR. The event included a reception on Thursday, a
tour of local military themed locations in the Fresno area, and
presentations/meetings followed by an awards banquet on Saturday. Attendance
allowed OCPA-LA to extend its reach and network with representatives from
Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington and to
participate in discussions insuring these Army ambassadors are communicating
the enduring themes and messages of the Army and DoD. The themes of the
meeting were “Soldier Readiness” and “Recruiting”.

“Prominent Hunt”: OCPA-LA participated in a conference call with the 20th
CBRNE Command, FORSCOM Public Affairs, DHS, and other organizations in
advance of the Prominent Hunt Exercise in Burbank. The call was to coordinate
the communications plan for the exercise and determine responsibilities for
disseminating information. Ground zero for the exercise is the Burbank Airport.
Key Leader/Observation Day is 18 April 2018. The Public Affairs posture will be
passive with the FBI as the communications lead with the lead Army agency
being the 20th CBRNE. There will be no press release about the exercise to notify
people in the area about the UH-60 with "external white pods" and the CH-47.
Media will not be invited to "embed" with the exercise units.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

“Honor Flight”: Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely
to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We will transport our heroes to
Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Facebook, along with
other sponsors, will fly out 10-20 veterans with their guardian from the bay area
to Washington DC to visit the monuments and experience the ceremonies at
Arlington National Cemetery. The U.S. Army will provide the Production
Company escorted access to Arlington National Cemetery to document the
veterans at the cemetery.

Upcoming Focus

CPA Visit: OCPA-LA is coordinating the itinerary for BG Jones’ visit on 25 APR.
The tentative itinerary includes an OCPA-LA office orientation, a meeting with
Warner Bros. studio executives, and a small-scale communications workshop at
the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall with personnel from local recruiting battalions,
USACE, UCLA and USC ROTC, Reserve PAOs, DMA Riverside, and Fort Irwin.
A list of attendees for the Warner Bros. meeting and communications workshop
will be provided by 20 April.
“Prominent Hunt”: OCPA-LA will provide any requested support to the 20th
CBRNE Public Affairs Officer to provide coverage of Army operations during the
Prominent Hunt Exercise in Burbank on 18 April.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave” NOT RENEWED
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 13 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“The Kill Team” No longer listed
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD
• Official Synopsis: After soldiers in his platoon are involved in a murderous
event in Aghanistan, Private (b) (6) struggles with his consciense
convincing him to bring them to justice for their acts and the danger that
would impose on his own survival.
• Background: Based on the 2014 documentary "The Kill Team" directed by
(b) (6) and released by Oscilloscope Pictures, neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for the project. It is a low budget
feature film that was filmed earlier in 2017 in Spain. There is no distributor
or release date currently associated with the film.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) , the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
26 April 2018

Past Focus

CPA Visit: OCPA-LA hosted BG Jones’ on 25 APR. The itinerary included an
OCPA-LA office orientation, a meeting with Warner Bros. studio executives, an
orientation of the services provided at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall by the LA
County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and a small-scale
communications workshop at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall with personnel from
local recruiting battalions, USACE, UCLA and USC ROTC, Reserve PAOs, DMA
Riverside, and Fort Irwin. The Warner Bros. meeting included executive
members of physical production and production for films and television across all
of Warner Bros. different outlets. This meeting resulted in OCPA-LA gaining
access to higher executive levels of Warner Bros. to work on future productions
with the company. The communicators workshop was an opportunity for local
Army and Army Reserve commands and Public Affairs personnel to hear from
the CPA on communicating the Army’s story to the American public.

“Cyber Warriors” Meeting: (b) (6) attended a meeting on 26 April at Coast
West Entertainment to discuss the future potential of a future production of
“Cyber Warriors”, which is a program focused on cyber warfare training at Fort
Gordon. The meeting included representatives from AMRG and Fort Gordon.

LA Recruiting Battalion Community Partnership Meeting: LTC (b) (6)
attended the quarterly meeting on 26 April. These quarterly meetings are an
opportunity to discuss the current direction of the Army and Army recruiting and
also to discuss Army and DoD messaging as the attending COIs are Army
ambassadors and assist in telling the Army story. This meeting also welcomed a
new PaYS Partner for the battalion, RMI International.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

“Home & Family”: “Home & Family” is a morning show on the Hallmark
Channel. This PAA is for the U.S. Army Field Band’s Six String Soldiers’
appearance on the Memorial Day episode, which will be filmed on 25 May.

“Desert One”: This is a documentary film about OPERATION EAGLE CLAW
and the attempted rescue of hostages in Iran in 1980. The request is to film a
ceremony on 25 April at Arlington National Cemetery at the Iran Rescue Mission
(Operation Desert I) Monument.

“Mooch and Irv Visit Fort Irwin”: The NFL Network commentators (b) (6)
(b) (6) and (b) (6) will be attending the Fort Irwin/National Training
Center VIP Tour on 5 May. This allows the NFL Network to film the two during
the tour and as they interact with Soldiers and Families. This will air on the NFL
Network, most likely during the “Game Day” programs.
Upcoming Focus

6th Recruiting Brigade R2PC: (b) (6) will attend the 6th Recruiting Brigade
Recruiting and Reserve Partnership Conference on 12 May at Nellis AFB. This
event is focused on command teams throughout the brigade to determine future
strategies primarily for Army Reserve recruiting but will also focus on how
recruiters interact and communicate with the public.

Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration: OCPA-LA continues to support the
planning and execution of the annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration
on 19 May. The community relations/outreach event will include Army personnel
and equipment from throughout the Los Angeles area and Fort Irwin.

MG Frost California Visit: MG Frost, the CG of the U.S. Army Center for Initial
Military Training, will be in California on 12 and 13 June. He will do engagements
at UCLA and DLI and is looking for additional engagements on those days. We
will coordinate with CASA (b) (6) in the Bay Area for engagements in that area
and work locally to schedule LA engagements. Areas of emphasis for MG Frost
include Soldier For Life, Army health and fitness efforts, leadership, and
recruiting.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD
“Valor”
• Air Date: Premiered 9 OCT 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: CW
• Official Synopsis: The boundaries between military discipline and human
desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of
helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic
missions.
• Background: OCPA-LA was not approached by the production for support.

“The Brave” NOT RENEWED
• Air Date: Premiered 25 SEP 17; airs on Mondays
• Network: NBC
• Official Synopsis: Two groups work together to keep the country safe:
analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and assess threats
and the special forces agents who are tasked with figuring out how to
accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears
about, but keep our nation safe.
• Background: OCPA-LA received a request for support for the program.
The request was for a location to film. As part of the process to determine
support, the office requested to receive scripts for review. Those were not
provided by the production company.

“Rampage”
• Release Date: 13 APR 18
• Distributor: Warner Bros.
• Official Synopsis: Primatologist (b) (6) , a man who keeps people at
a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily
intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a
rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging
creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered
there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha
predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path,
(b) (6) teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote,
fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a
global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
friend.
• Background: OCPA-LA reviewed two versions of the script and met with
the director and Warner Bros.’ VP for Public Affairs and declined to
support the production. The decision to decline support was based on the
failure to incorporate script notes provided by OCPA-LA into the revised
draft of the script. The notes provided dealt with creating a more accurate
depiction of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in the production.
In the scripts provided to OCPA-LA, nearly all Army and Army National
Guard personnel and equipment were killed or destroyed by the
genetically altered animals with no chance of success in their missions.
The overall chain of command structure was inaccurate, and the Army
characters were based on inaccurate stereotypes of the Army.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by (b) (6) on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
9 May 2018

Past Focus

National Training Center Immersion Tour: The NTC Commanding General’s
Distinguished Visitor Immersion Box Tour was held 5 May 2018. VIPs from the
Greater Los Angeles area traveled to Fort Irwin, CA by Blackhawk and were
taken straight the maneuver training area (The Box). Participants were picked up
at the Burbank Airport that morning and returned that evening. One individual,
(b) (6) , was in the meeting with BG Jones at Warner Brothers. Mr. (b) (6)
met the attendees Saturday morning at Burbank Airport before they departed for
Fort Irwin.

6th Recruiting Brigade R2PC: (b) (6) will attend the 6th Recruiting Brigade
Recruiting and Reserve Partnership Conference on 12 May at Nellis AFB. This
event is focused on command teams throughout the brigade to determine future
strategies primarily for Army Reserve recruiting but will also focus on how
recruiters interact and communicate with the public.

“Cyber Warriors” Conference Call: OCPA-LA participated in a conference call
with the Cyber Center of Excellence Public Affairs office on 11 May. This call was
to discuss the current status of the project and the roles and responsibilities for
those involved.

Meeting w/Mr. (b) (6) : OCPA-LA had a meeting on 9 May with Mr.
(b) (6) , CEO of Shield Pro, a marketing firm Los Angeles Angels of
Anaheim, and the Anaheim Ducks to discuss additional opportunities to
showcase our soldiers at their games. Also in attendance were representatives
from the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of AUSA and the SOCAL Recruiting Bn.
In addition to the soldier of the game, they proposed a “Military Game Night”
which would include static displays from local units.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

“Relative Race”: This program, being aired on Brigham Young University TV,
follows four teams as they race throughout American in search of relatives they
have never met. For this episode, one team is meeting a family member who is
stationed at Fort Bragg. The Army is providing escorted access to Fort Bragg and
the Advanced Airborne School to allow filming of members of the team around
Fort Bragg and exiting the 34-foot tower.

“Mysteries at the Museum”: This episode of the Travel Channel program will
tell the story of the development of the High Altitude Research Project gun in the
1960s from construction to testing and how the HARP ended up in the museum
at Yuma Proving Grounds. The Army is providing escorted access to YPG and
the museum for filming.
Upcoming Focus

Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration: OCPA-LA continues to support the
planning and execution of the annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration
on 19 May. The community relations/outreach event will include Army personnel
and equipment from throughout the Los Angeles area and Fort Irwin.

MG Frost California Visit: MG Frost, the CG of the U.S. Army Center for Initial
Military Training, will be in California on 12 and 13 June. He will do engagements
at UCLA and DLI and is looking for additional engagements on those days. We
will coordinate with CASA (b) (6) in the Bay Area for engagements in that area
and work locally to schedule LA engagements. Areas of emphasis for MG Frost
include Soldier For Life, Army health and fitness efforts, leadership, and
recruiting.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

“The Yellow Birds”
• Release Date: 17 MAY 2018 (On Demand); 15 JUN 2018 (theaters)
• Distributor: Saban Films
• Official Synopsis: Two young men enlist in the army and are deployed to
fight in the Iraq War. After an unthinkable tragedy in which one of them is
killed, the surviving soldier struggles to balance his promise of silence with
the truth and a mourning mother’s search for peace.
• Background: This film is based on the novel "The Yellow Birds" written by
(b) (6) and published by Little, Brown and Company September
11, 2012. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support for
this project. It was filmed in Fall 2015 and premiered at the 2017
Sundance Film Festival.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
23 May 2018

Past Focus

Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration: The 59th Annual Torrance Armed
Forces Day Celebration on 19 May. The event kicked off with the “Louis
Zamperini” Freedom Run, Freedom Run 5K followed by the parade. This years
event honored United States Marine Corps with MG Eric M. Smith as the Grand
Marshal. Senior attendees from the Army included BG Jeff Broadwater, CG Fort
Irwin/NTC; Army Reserve MG Mark Palzer, CG 79th TSC; and Army National
Guard MG Mark Malanka. Fort Irwin and the 79th Theater Support Command
provided significant support to the Parade. Additionally, as part of the parade,
there was a mass swearing in with the U.S. Army providing approximately 300
future soldiers. The 300th Army Band performed two concerts over the weekend.
OCPA-LA provided support to the planning and execution of the event.

“Front Line Cooks”: Celebrity chef (b) (6) is looking to produce a
program about the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, especially their annual
competition. This request would follow students during their training and after as
they move on to their follow-on assignments. This project is worth highlighting as
it focuses on one of the career fields that does not receive much attention but
shows the diversity of careers in the Army. OCPA-LA forwarded the request to
Combined Arms Support Center Public Affairs office to determine support.

“Best Medic Competition”: OCPA-LA reached out to a production company to
pitch coverage of, and a program on, the CSM (b) (6) . Army's Best
Medic Competition at Joint Base San Antonio in September. This, again, is a
career field that does not receive as much attention within the Army. This
competition would be a compelling story to highlight the medical professionals in
the Army and not just simply focus on the traditional medical skills.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

“We’ll Meet Again”: This production, hosted by (b) (6) , explores significant
historic events that have shaped America and its citizens through the eyes of
ordinary people who experienced them directly. For this episode, the production
will go to the Fort Rucker Army Aviation Museum to interview one of the
historians about Army aviation in Vietnam.

Upcoming Focus

MG Frost California Visit: MG Frost, the CG of the U.S. Army Center for Initial
Military Training, will be in California on 12 – 14 June. He will be in Los Angeles
for 12 June, in the Bay area on 13 June, and will do a day-long engagement at
the Apple campus on 13 June. OCPA-LA is coordinating with CASA (b) (6)
(b) (6) for some business and civic engagements in Los Angeles along with
UCLA ROTC and the American Legion Pacific Palisades post. We are also
coordinating with CASA (b) (6) in the Bay Area for engagements in that
area. Areas of emphasis for MG Frost include Soldier For Life, Army health and
fitness efforts, leadership, and recruiting.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Breakfast: OCPA-LA is assisting in the
coordination and planning of a breakfast on 21 June with Army General Officers.
Possible attendees include LTG Eric Wesley from the Army Capabilities
Integration Center and BG Thomas L. James, Deputy Commander, Joint
Functional Component Command-Space United States Strategic Command.

LTC (b) (6) (USASOC) will be visiting OCPA-LA from 30 May to 1
June. This will allow him to gain some familiarity with the office operations and
the role of the Deputy as there will not be an overlap with LTC (b) (6) upon his
arrival.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

“The Yellow Birds”
• Release Date: 17 MAY 2018 (On Demand); 15 JUN 2018 (theaters)
• Distributor: Saban Films
• Official Synopsis: Two young men enlist in the army and are deployed to
fight in the Iraq War. After an unthinkable tragedy in which one of them is
killed, the surviving soldier struggles to balance his promise of silence with
the truth and a mourning mother’s search for peace.
• Background: This film is based on the novel "The Yellow Birds" written by
(b) (6) and published by Little, Brown and Company September
11, 2012. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support for
this project. It was filmed in Fall 2015 and premiered at the 2017
Sundance Film Festival.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
6 June 2018

Past Focus

LTC(P) (b) (6) (USASOC) visited OCPA-LA from 29 - 31 May. This
allowed him to gain some familiarity with the office operations and the role of the
Deputy as there will not be an overlap with LTC (b) (6) upon his arrival.

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Culver City: OCPA-LA attended a Joint
Services meeting with entertainment influencers that are represented by CAA to
discuss potential ideas for network television series and feature films on 7 June.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by production company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

“Untitled Noah Cyrus Project”: Noah Cyrus is the younger sister of Miley
Cyrus and daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus. She was invited to the 1-68 AR ball by
one of the Soldiers. Cyrus accepted the invitation and a production company
requested to follow her as they are producing a documentary about her as she
tries to get out of the shadow of her sister and father. The U.S. Army will provide
the Production Company escorted access to the 1-68 AR Military Ball at the
Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO on Thursday, June 7.

Upcoming Focus

MG Frost California Visit: MG Frost, the CG of the U.S. Army Center for Initial
Military Training, will be in California on 12 – 14 June. He will be in Los Angeles
for 12 June, in the Bay area on 13 June, and will do a day-long engagement at
the Apple campus on 14 June. OCPA-LA is coordinating with CASA (b) (6)
(b) (6) for some business and civic engagements in Los Angeles. MG Frost will
be participating in two events in Los Angeles. The first will be a lunch meeting
with business and civic leaders at the Rio Hondo Events Center to discuss
Soldier For Life, hiring of veterans, benefits to business and corporations
leadership, training, values, and work ethic of hiring veterans. The second will be
a roundtable discussion with business leaders, civic leaders, and educators at
the Columbia Memorial Space Center. This roundtable will be an opportunity to
discuss STEM education, do an Oath of Enlistment for Future Soldiers, and have
media engagements to discuss Army modernization and technology.

Army event at ARL / ICT: OCPA-LA is assisting in the coordination of an event
at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and the Army Research Lab
(ARL) on 21 June. This is an Open House and Hands on Technology
Demonstration that will be open to high schools and high school age individuals
from the area.
GLAC AUSA “Space and the Network” Symposium, Huntington Beach, CA:
OCPA-LA is assisting the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the
United States Army (GLAC AUSA) in hosting a multi-domain discussion on 22
June with participation by USASMDC/ARSTRAT, ARCYBER, the Army CIO/G-6
and AUSA National to analyze the nexus of space, cyber EW and the network.
The purpose of this symposium is to facilitate a dialog on how to secure the
ultimate high ground -- SPACE. The symposium will provide a forum for an open
dialog between the Army, the established Defense Industry and non-traditional
partners, including academia.

GLAC AUSA Army Ball: (b) (6) will attend the annual Army Ball hosted by
the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army on
23 June. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, CA. The
celebrity Guest of Honor will be Country Music Artist (b) (6) .

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
Additions highlighted in yellow

Supported by Army
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

“The Yellow Birds”
• Release Date: 17 MAY 2018 (On Demand); 15 JUN 2018 (theaters)
• Distributor: Saban Films
• Official Synopsis: Two young men enlist in the army and are deployed to
fight in the Iraq War. After an unthinkable tragedy in which one of them is
killed, the surviving soldier struggles to balance his promise of silence with
the truth and a mourning mother’s search for peace.
• Background: This film is based on the novel "The Yellow Birds" written by
(b) (6) and published by Little, Brown and Company September
11, 2012. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support for
this project. It was filmed in Fall 2015 and premiered at the 2017
Sundance Film Festival.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
20 June 2018

Past Focus

Telemundo Exatlon: SPC (b) (6) , the 2017 U.S. Army Reserve Soldier
of the Year, has been chosen as a contestant for Exatlon--kind of a cross
between Survivor and American Ninja Warrior. The show airs on Telemundo.
SPC (b) (6) is a watercraft operator assigned to a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) unit
located at Port Hueneme, CA. On 20 June, OCPA-LA supported filming the
backstory of SPC (b) (6) for the TV program. The Exatlon program will be filmed
in the Dominican Republic beginning 5 July 2018. U.S. Reserve Command
supports the soldier’s participation in Exalton.

Army event at ARL / ICT Postponed: Unfortunately the event was postponed
because there were not enough Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
students participating in the event. We will reschedule for the fall when LAUSD
is back in session. Background: OCPA-LA was assisting in the coordination of
an event at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and the Army
Research Lab (ARL) on 21 June. This is an Open House and Hands on
Technology Demonstration that will be open to high schools and high school age
individuals from the area.

GLAC AUSA “Space and the Network” Symposium, Huntington Beach, CA:
OCPA-LA is assisting the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the
United States Army (GLAC AUSA) in hosting a multi-domain discussion on 22
June with participation by USASMDC/ARSTRAT, ARCYBER, the Army CIO/G-6
and AUSA National to analyze the nexus of space, cyber EW and the network.
The purpose of this symposium is to facilitate a dialog on how to secure the
ultimate high ground -- SPACE. The symposium will provide a forum for an open
dialog between the Army, the established Defense Industry and non-traditional
partners, including academia.

GLAC AUSA Army Ball: OCPA-LA will attend the annual Army Ball hosted by
the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army on
23 June. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, CA. The
celebrity Guest of Honor will be Country Music Artist Craig Morgan. Mr. Morgan
will receive the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for his support of our troops.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by Production Company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

Great American Railroad Journeys: This documentary film is an extremely
popular history and travel series that is broadcast worldwide and has been filmed
across North America – visiting Canada, California and Massachusetts among
other places. It runs alongside our other established brands 'Great British
Railway Journeys' and 'Great Continental Railway Journeys'. The Production
Company will visit Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, to feature the U.S. Army’s
role in Alaska.
The U.S. Army has played an integral role in Alaska, as far back as the region’s
purchase by the USA in October 1867. The Army were instrumental in
maintaining law and order in this new territory, as well as building key forts and
enforcing regulations regarding the killing of seals.

Operations Research (OR) Documentary: The Center for Army Analysis
(CAA) will support this third installment of a three part limited series on the
Science That Won WWII. The first was on the Manhattan Project entitled “A
Thousand Days of Fear.” It was the race to develop the atomic bomb by an
international group of scientists, engineers, physicists. The second installment is
about Radar entitled “Radar: From Winning WWII to the Origins of the Universe.”
The third and current production is “Operations Research” (working title), which is
on the system used to deploy resources efficiently during WWII and how it is
used in business, military, services, etc. today.

Upcoming Focus

Resource Management Division Visit: Ms. (b) (6) will visit OCPA-LA on 26
June 2018 to conduct a 100% inventory of all property book items.

11th ACR Change of Command: COL (b) (6) will relinquish command to
COL (b) (6) 28 June 2018, Fritz Field, Fort Irwin, CA. 11th ACR
soldiers routinely support community relations events in the Greater Los Angeles
area.

Southern California Army Recruiting Battalion Change of Command: LTC
(b) (6) will relinquish command 12 July 2018, American Legion, Newport
Harbor, CA. The two Southern California Recruiting Battalions are very
supportive of OCPA-LA community relations events in the Greater Los Angeles
area.

Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion Change of Command: LTC (b) (6)
will relinquish command to LTC (b) (6) , 13 July 2018, Redondo Beach,
CA. The two Southern California Recruiting Battalions are very supportive of
OCPA-LA community relations events in the Greater Los Angeles area.

DCS, G-1 Visit: Coordinating engagements for LTG (b) (6) visit to Los
Angeles, 16-17 AUG 2018.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

“The Yellow Birds”
• Release Date: 17 MAY 2018 (On Demand); 15 JUN 2018 (theaters)
• Distributor: Saban Films
• Official Synopsis: Two young men enlist in the army and are deployed to
fight in the Iraq War. After an unthinkable tragedy in which one of them is
killed, the surviving soldier struggles to balance his promise of silence with
the truth and a mourning mother’s search for peace.
• Background: This film is based on the novel "The Yellow Birds" written by
(b) (6) and published by Little, Brown and Company September
11, 2012. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support for
this project. It was filmed in Fall 2015 and premiered at the 2017
Sundance Film Festival.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) , the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.
“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
5 July 2018

Past Focus

Joint Forces Training Base - Los Alamitos, CA: On July 4th, the Joint Forces
Training Base (JFTB) with its community partners of Los Alamitos, Cypress, Seal
Beach and Rossmoor hosted a Fireworks Spectacular and Open House in honor
of America’s 242nd birthday. The JFTB installation commander invited
neighbors, community partners and local citizens from the surrounding area to
visit the installation, see static displays and enjoy the fireworks display.

Taekwondo & Orange Ball Youth Diplomacy: OCPA-LA is coordinating with
USFK and the 2nd Infantry Division to support Oakland Sister Cities request to
hold a sporting event at Camp Humphreys. They are requesting a Korean and
Vallejo High School girls to have 3x3 basketball and Taekwondo matches. The
command is reviewing the request.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by Production Company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

Top Secret Kitchens: OCPA-LA provided a letter of conditional support to FJ
Productions, Sherman Oaks, CA for a proposed television show for the Food
Network. The proposal is to film one episode of the series at the Natick Soldier
RD&E Center (NSRDEC) located at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems
Center in Natick, MA. US Army support is contingent upon the production
company securing funding and distribution.

Upcoming Focus

Southern California Army Recruiting Battalion Change of Command: LTC
(b) (6) will relinquish command 12 July 2018, American Legion, Newport
Harbor, CA. The two Southern California Recruiting Battalions are very
supportive of OCPA-LA community relations events in the Greater Los Angeles
area.

Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion Change of Command: LTC (b) (6)
will relinquish command to LTC (b) (6) , 13 July 2018, Redondo Beach,
CA. The two Southern California Recruiting Battalions are very supportive of
OCPA-LA community relations events in the Greater Los Angeles area.

DCS, G-1 Visit: Coordinating engagements for LTG (b) (6) visit to Los
Angeles, 16-17 AUG 2018.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

“The Yellow Birds”
• Release Date: 17 MAY 2018 (On Demand); 15 JUN 2018 (theaters)
• Distributor: Saban Films
• Official Synopsis: Two young men enlist in the army and are deployed to
fight in the Iraq War. After an unthinkable tragedy in which one of them is
killed, the surviving soldier struggles to balance his promise of silence with
the truth and a mourning mother’s search for peace.
• Background: This film is based on the novel "The Yellow Birds" written by
(b) (6) and published by Little, Brown and Company September
11, 2012. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support for
this project. It was filmed in Fall 2015 and premiered at the 2017
Sundance Film Festival.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
19 July 2018

Past Focus

Funeral service for Corporal (b) (6) : On 18 July 2018, OCPA-LA
provided support to the funeral service for U.S. Army Corporal (b) (6) , at
Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes CA. The funeral was attended
by the Commanding General, 3rd Infantry Division, Major General Leopoldo
Quintas, as well as other 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers. The CG presented the
Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal to
the family.

Cyber Warrior Television Show: On 18 July 2019, OCPA-LA participated in a
conference call with the U.S. Army Cyber Center to discuss the possibility of
supporting a Reality TV show about U.S. Army Cyber Warriors. The purpose of
the call was to provide a staff position to MG John Morrison, Commander of the
Army Cyber Center of Excellence. MG Morrison and LTG Stephen Fogarty
Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command will discuss the proposal and
make a decision on support to the TV program.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by Production Company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

Arthur Ashe Documentary Film: The U.S. Army will provide the Production
Company escorted access to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY to
interview subject matter experts and film B Roll in support of this documentary
film on or about July 25 -27 2018.

The Meaning of Hitler: The U.S. Army will provide the Production Company
escorted access to the Museum Support Center at Ft. Belvoir, VA to interview
curator (b) (6) and view the U.S. Army’s collection of Nazi art, including
Hitler’s watercolors.

Science Works! This Discovery Science Channel Program focuses on STEM-
related careers driving new technologies at the DoD, specifically in the 3D
printing / on-demand quadcopters production, third arm creation, and brain-
computer interface research. The production company will conduct interviews
with SMEs with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

Upcoming Focus

Culinary Television Proposal: MG(ret) Jeff Phillips contacted OCPA-LA about
a proposed culinary television program. The premise is a TV program about
training veterans to cook at home. There would be a celebrity host with
occasional Army chef as a guest. MG(ret) Phillips has schedule a conference
call for 24 July 2018 to discuss the proposal.
San Diego Padres Salute to the US Army and Army National Guard: On 29
July 2018, the San Diego Padres will honor soldiers at PETCO Field prior to the
Padre’s MLB Game. The event will include a Blackhawk flyover after the playing
of the National Anthem.

DCS, G-1 Visit: Coordinating engagements for LTG Seamands’ visit to Los
Angeles, 16-17 AUG 2018.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

“The Yellow Birds”
• Release Date: 17 MAY 2018 (On Demand); 15 JUN 2018 (theaters)
• Distributor: Saban Films
• Official Synopsis: Two young men enlist in the army and are deployed to
fight in the Iraq War. After an unthinkable tragedy in which one of them is
killed, the surviving soldier struggles to balance his promise of silence with
the truth and a mourning mother’s search for peace.
• Background: This film is based on the novel "The Yellow Birds" written by
(b) (6) and published by Little, Brown and Company September
11, 2012. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support for
this project. It was filmed in Fall 2015 and premiered at the 2017
Sundance Film Festival.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
2 August 2018

Past Focus

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA): On 31 July, OCPA-LA
assisted the DPAA by coordinating with the morning Fox television program
Good Day LA to arrange an interview for the director, Mr. (b) (6) . The
media engagement was timely because of the recent return of US service member
remains from North Korea.

Culinary Competition Television Proposal: On 24 July, OCPA-LA participated
in a conference call with MG(ret) Jeff Phillips and Austin Street Productions to
discuss a proposed culinary program featuring the Joint Culinary Center of
Excellence competition. The production company has submitted the DOD
Request Form for support and it is being staffed with TRADOC.

San Diego Padres Salute to the US Army and Army National Guard: On 29
July 2018, the San Diego Padres honored soldiers at PETCO Field prior to the
Padre’s MLB Game. The event included a Blackhawk flyover after the playing of
the National Anthem.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by Production Company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

Upcoming Focus

California Defense Summit: On 8 August 2018, OCPA-LA will attended the
California Defense Summit in Sacramento, CA. With nearly 200,000 active-duty
service members and over 30 military installations and one of the largest defense
supply chains in the nation, California is the top defense state in the country. In
order to support such a large defense footprint, it is imperative for state,
community and industry leaders to understand the issues impacting installations,
missions and military families. The event will be attended by California based
senior military leaders, CASAs and community partners.

DCS, G-1 Visit: OCPA-LA will pre-brief the DCS, G-1 LTG Seamands on Friday,
3 August for his upcoming visit to Los Angeles, 16-17 AUG 2018.

Celebrity Visit to Fort Irwin: OCPA-LA coordinated with the National Training
Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA for (b) (6) to visit their post on 31 August.
(b) (6) will be staring in a new film “Monster Hunter” and she will be
playing the part of a soldier. Her production team wanted her to visit an Army
post and get a sense of Army life. This will be an opportunity for her to meet
soldiers and observer Army training.
San Francisco Regional Communicators Conference: OCPA-LA is planning
a Regional Communicators Conference for Fall 2018 in San Francisco. Intent is
to hold the event at the US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters. Date TBD.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

Independent Film “Counter Column”: The Department of Defense denied
support for the independent film “Counter Column” primarily because of the
depiction of US Army non-commissioned officers. The film did not meet the
criteria established in DODI 5410.16. Although the film is funded, there is no
guarantee of distribution. The filmmaker requested Indiana National Guard
support at Camp Atterbury, IN. Filmmaker’s Synopsis: Anthony, a rebellious,
inner-city teen from San Antonio, has lived most of his life without his parents.
When he gets caught up in drug dealing, things quickly spin out of control.
Forced to leave town in a hurry, he joins the Army where he meets Chris and
Jason: two Midwest Hoosiers, each from Christian homes. Unsure of how God
fits into his life, Anthony rejects all of Chris’ attempts to reach out. It’s only when
Chris hits rock bottom that Anthony starts to pay attention. God changes
Anthony’s life and he leaves Basic a different person…but when he returns
home, he is forced to face his past.

“The Yellow Birds”
• Release Date: 17 MAY 2018 (On Demand); 15 JUN 2018 (theaters)
• Distributor: Saban Films
• Official Synopsis: Two young men enlist in the army and are deployed to
fight in the Iraq War. After an unthinkable tragedy in which one of them is
killed, the surviving soldier struggles to balance his promise of silence with
the truth and a mourning mother’s search for peace.
• Background: This film is based on the novel "The Yellow Birds" written by
(b) (6) and published by Little, Brown and Company September
11, 2012. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support for
this project. It was filmed in Fall 2015 and premiered at the 2017
Sundance Film Festival.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) , the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
16 August 2018

Past Focus

LTG Seamands MYA Event (16-17 AUG): The DCS, G-1 will visiting Los
Angeles, CA 16-17 August, 2018. LTG Seamands will meet with a number of our
community partners with the focus on recruiting, retention and Soldier for Life.
Engagements will include UCLA’s Operation MEND, USC’s Institute for Creative
Technologies, a Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion Soldier Oath of Enlistment
Ceremony, a visit to the Veterans Affairs Los Angeles Healthcare System, USC’s
School of Social Work and a visit to US Military Entrance Processing (MEPS)
Command, Los Angeles. Unfortunately the meeting the Los Angeles Unified
School District could not be accommodated.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by Production Company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

Combat Machines: from the makers of “Combat Trains” and “Combat Ships”
looks at the evolution of military engineering and technology through the
evolution of battle – from WW1 right through to the modern battlefield. The U.S.
Army provided escorted access to US Army Transportation Museum at Fort
Eustis, VA in support of this program.

Upcoming Focus

MG Garrett Yee MYA Event (27 AUG): CASA (b) (6) is assisting OCPA-LA
with an event for MG Yee, 27 August at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. In an effort
to recognize Army partnerships and for the Army to continue to interact with its
public, a special press event will be held to spotlight the importance of the Army’s
presence in our diverse local communities. On behalf of the U.S. Army, MG
Garrett Yee, Deputy Chief Information Officer assigned to the Pentagon,
recognized the Los Angeles County Office of Military and Veterans Affairs for
their one-stop role in supporting soldiers and their families with a wide array of
resources and services.

Celebrity Visit to Fort Irwin (31 AUG): OCPA-LA coordinated with the National
Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA for (b) (6) to visit their post on 31
August. (b) (6) will be staring in a new film “Monster Hunter” and she will
be playing the part of a soldier. Her production team wanted her to visit an Army
post and get a sense of Army life. This will be an opportunity for her to meet
soldiers and observer Army training.

National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (18 SEP)
Representatives from the National Commission on Military, National, and Public
Service would like to meet with the Los Angeles based service entertainment
offices and US military public affairs officer in the Greater Los Angeles area the
afternoon of Tuesday, 18 September, 2018. This is not a full committee meeting.
It will be one member, the Honorable Debra Wada, the Commission’s Vice Chair
for Military Service and some commission staff members to discuss how the
DOD works with the entertainment industry. The meeting will focus on how DOD
leverages the entertainment industry to inform America about the services.

San Francisco Regional Communicators Conference (TBD): OCPA-LA is
planning a Regional Communicators Conference for Fall 2018 in San Francisco.
Intent is to hold the event at the US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters.
Date TBD.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

Independent Film “Counter Column: The Department of Defense denied
support for the independent film “Counter Column” primarily because of the
depiction of US Army non-commissioned officers. The film did not meet the
criteria established in DODI 5410.16. Although the film is funded, there is no
guarantee of distribution. The filmmaker requested Indiana National Guard
support at Camp Atterbury, IN. Filmmaker’s Synopsis: Anthony, a rebellious,
inner-city teen from San Antonio, has lived most of his life without his parents.
When he gets caught up in drug dealing, things quickly spin out of control.
Forced to leave town in a hurry, he joins the Army where he meets Chris and
Jason: two Midwest Hoosiers, each from Christian homes. Unsure of how God
fits into his life, Anthony rejects all of Chris’ attempts to reach out. It’s only when
Chris hits rock bottom that Anthony starts to pay attention. God changes
Anthony’s life and he leaves Basic a different person…but when he returns
home, he is forced to face his past.

“The Yellow Birds”
• Release Date: 17 MAY 2018 (On Demand); 15 JUN 2018 (theaters)
• Distributor: Saban Films
• Official Synopsis: Two young men enlist in the army and are deployed to
fight in the Iraq War. After an unthinkable tragedy in which one of them is
killed, the surviving soldier struggles to balance his promise of silence with
the truth and a mourning mother’s search for peace.
• Background: This film is based on the novel "The Yellow Birds" written by
(b) (6) and published by Little, Brown and Company September
11, 2012. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support for
this project. It was filmed in Fall 2015 and premiered at the 2017
Sundance Film Festival.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
• Release Date: 29 JUN 2018
• Distributor: Sony
• Official Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated
as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the United States. To
fight the war, federal agent (b) (6) reteams with the (b) (6)
(b) (6) .
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for support
for this project. In the trailer, there are multiple visuals of DoD equipment.
That equipment, though, can be acquired through private rental sources.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) , the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
29 August 2018

Past Focus

MG Garrett Yee MYA Event (27 AUG): CASA (b) (6) assisted OCPA-LA
with an event for MG Yee, 27 August at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, Los Angeles
CA. In an effort to recognize Army partnerships and for the Army to continue to
interact with its public, a special press event was held to spotlight the importance
of the Army’s presence in our diverse local communities. On behalf of the U.S.
Army, MG Garrett Yee, Deputy Chief Information Officer assigned to the
Pentagon, recognized the Los Angeles County Office of Military and Veterans
Affairs for their one-stop role in supporting soldiers and their families with a wide
array of resources and services. More than 50 city mayors, councilmembers,
school board members, superintendents, commissioners, community Leaders
and American Legion officers attended the event.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by Production Company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

FRONTLINE FATHERS/CATHOLIC KOREA: The U.S. Army will provide
escorted access to military installations as required to interview two Catholic
Military Chaplains, Fr. (b) (6) and Fr. (b) (6) in support of
this program. This is an opportunity inform America about our Army Chaplain
Corps.

IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: The U.S. Army will provide the Production
Company escorted access to the Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ to film U.S.
Army’s M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 and interview subject
matter experts in support of this documentary film. This film will inform America
about the US Army’s newest main battle tank.

HOARDERS: The U.S. Army will allow off duty service members to participate in
the television program “Hoarders” episode about (b) (6) , aged 72, a U.S.
Army Veteran. The off duty service members will be volunteers and will not be in
an Army uniform while performing the clean-up duties. This is an opportunity to
discuss the Soldier for Life program.

Upcoming Focus

U.S Army Herald Trumpets: The Herald Trumpets will be performing with John
Williams and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl for 3 nights
over the Labor Day weekend. They will also be performing at Dodger Stadium
on Sunday, 2 September and Disneyland on Monday 3 September. OCPA-LA
will be assisting with media engagements over the weekend.

Celebrity Visit to Fort Irwin (31 AUG): OCPA-LA coordinated with the National
Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA for (b) (6) to visit their post on 31
August. (b) (6) will be staring in a new film “Monster Hunter” and she will
be playing the part of a soldier. Her production team wanted her to visit an Army
post and get a sense of Army life. This will be an opportunity for her to meet
soldiers and observer Army training.

National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (18 SEP)
Representatives from the National Commission on Military, National, and Public
Service would like to meet with the Los Angeles based service entertainment
offices and US military public affairs officer in the Greater Los Angeles area the
afternoon of Tuesday, 18 September, 2018. This is not a full committee meeting.
It will be one member, the Honorable Debra Wada, the Commission’s Vice Chair
for Military Service and some commission staff members to discuss how the
DOD works with the entertainment industry. The meeting will focus on how DOD
leverages the entertainment industry to inform America about the services.

San Francisco 49er Invitation: The San Francisco 49er Football Team has
invited US Army leadership to visit with their leadership on 13 October 2018, at
Santa Clara California, when the US Army West Point Football team plays
San Jose State at Levi’s Stadium. A save the date has been sent to TRADOC
Combined Arms Center, USMA, USAREC, Cadet Command and OCPA.

San Francisco Regional Communicators Conference (TBD): OCPA-LA is
planning a Regional Communicators Conference for Fall 2018 in San Francisco.
Intent is to hold the event at the US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters.
Date TBD.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

Independent Film “Counter Column: The Department of Defense denied
support for the independent film “Counter Column” primarily because of the
depiction of US Army non-commissioned officers. The film did not meet the
criteria established in DODI 5410.16. Although the film is funded, there is no
guarantee of distribution. The filmmaker requested Indiana National Guard
support at Camp Atterbury, IN. Filmmaker’s Synopsis: Anthony, a rebellious,
inner-city teen from San Antonio, has lived most of his life without his parents.
When he gets caught up in drug dealing, things quickly spin out of control.
Forced to leave town in a hurry, he joins the Army where he meets Chris and
Jason: two Midwest Hoosiers, each from Christian homes. Unsure of how God
fits into his life, Anthony rejects all of Chris’ attempts to reach out. It’s only when
Chris hits rock bottom that Anthony starts to pay attention. God changes
Anthony’s life and he leaves Basic a different person…but when he returns
home, he is forced to face his past.
“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) , the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.
OCPA-LA BI-WEEKLY PLANS & OUTREACH SUMMARY
12 September 2018

Past Focus

Meeting with the City of Hope: As a follow-up to the Meet Your Army event
with MG Yee, on 7 September, MSG (b) (6) met(b) (6) , Director,
Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, City of Hope to discuss opportunities to tell
the Army story and connect with other COIs.

Los Angeles Rams: Fort Irwin provided a Color Guard in support of the Los
Angeles Rams Game on 9 September 2018 against to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Angels Baseball Club 9/11 Salute: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
honored SFC (b) (6) from the Southern California Recruiting Battalion
at their home game on 10 September against the Texas Rangers.

Production Assistance Agreements Completed
(Signed by Production Company and OSD-PA; returned to OCPA-LA)

2018 Veteran Hog Hunt: The U.S. Army will provide the Production Company
escorted access to Fort Rucker, AL for one day to film the hunt with veterans as
well as selected locations around the installation. The U.S. Army will also
provide b-roll of U.S. Army aircraft.

Valiant: This documentary film is about the owner of the Las Vegas Golden
Knights and (b) (6) personal trajectory from West Point cadet to business
leader to team owner. The U.S. Army will provide the Production Company
escorted access to the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY to film B-
roll of cadets, locations and conduct interviews in support of this television show.

Hollywood Weapons Fact or Fiction: The production company would like to
reenact scenes from movies like shooting a M1903A4 through an enemy scope
at 450 yards as done in the film “Saving Private Ryan”. The U.S. Army will
provide the Production Company escorted access to the National Training
Center, Fort Irwin, CA to film U.S. Army equipment and interview subject matter
experts in support of this television show.

Upcoming Focus

Los Angeles Rams: The US Army Los Angeles Recruiting Command will
provide a Color Guard for the Los Angeles Rams home game on 16 September
2018.

National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (18 SEP)
Representatives from the National Commission on Military, National, and Public
Service would like to meet with the Los Angeles based service entertainment
offices and US military public affairs officers in the Greater Los Angeles area the
afternoon of Tuesday, 18 September, 2018. This is not a full committee meeting.
It will be one member, the Honorable Debra Wada, the Commission’s Vice Chair
for Military Service and some commission staff members to discuss how the
DOD works with the entertainment industry. The meeting will focus on how DOD
leverages the entertainment industry to inform America about the services.

San Francisco 49er Invitation: The San Francisco 49er Football Team has
invited US Army leadership to visit with their leadership on 13 October 2018, at
Santa Clara California, when the US Army West Point Football team plays
San Jose State at Levi’s Stadium. A save the date has been sent to TRADOC
Combined Arms Center, USMA, USAREC, Cadet Command and OCPA. OCPA-
LA, CASAs, Mr. (b) (6) and Mr. (b) (6) will meet with the 49er
representative to develop the situation.

VCSA Visit to Los Angeles: Working with MAJ (b) (6) in the VCSA’s Office to
coordinate a visit to Los Angeles 7-8 November 2018.

San Francisco Regional Communicators Conference (TBD): OCPA-LA is
planning a Regional Communicators Conference for Fall 2018 in San Francisco.
Intent is to hold the event at the US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters.
Date TBD.

Hispanic Veterans Conference: MSG (b) (6) will attend a conference on 14
September 2018 at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. In celebration of Hispanic
Heritage Month, the event is centered on resources and opportunities for minority
Soldiers and Veterans in LA County. Key community leaders will be in
attendance, providing opportunities to forge relationships with area decision
makers to tell the Army story.

Army Representation in Widely Distributed Entertainment Projects
(Official synopses from Studio System)
None at this time

DoD Supported; Not Assisted by OCPA-LA
None at this time

Not Supported by DoD

Independent Film “Counter Column: The Department of Defense denied
support for the independent film “Counter Column” primarily because of the
depiction of US Army non-commissioned officers. The film did not meet the
criteria established in DODI 5410.16. Although the film is funded, there is no
guarantee of distribution. The filmmaker requested Indiana National Guard
support at Camp Atterbury, IN. Filmmaker’s Synopsis: Anthony, a rebellious,
inner-city teen from San Antonio, has lived most of his life without his parents.
When he gets caught up in drug dealing, things quickly spin out of control.
Forced to leave town in a hurry, he joins the Army where he meets Chris and
Jason: two Midwest Hoosiers, each from Christian homes. Unsure of how God
fits into his life, Anthony rejects all of Chris’ attempts to reach out. It’s only when
Chris hits rock bottom that Anthony starts to pay attention. God changes
Anthony’s life and he leaves Basic a different person…but when he returns
home, he is forced to face his past.

“Indivisible”
• Release Date: 26 OCT 2018
• Distributor: Pure Flix Entertainment
• Official Synopsis: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain
(b) (6) faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but
through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.
• Background: Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for this project.

“Ashley’s War”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Fox 2000)
• Official Synopsis: This is the story of CST-2, elite women soldiers who
worked with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010, and
(b) (6) , the first member killed in action.
• Background: This film is currently in development and is based on the
book "Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On
The Special Ops Battlefield" written by (b) (6) and
published by Harper Collins on April 21, 2015. Neither OCPA-LA nor
OSD-PA were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has
reached out to the production company to offer assistance if
needed/desired.

“Red Platoon”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is Columbia Pictures)
• Official Synopsis: This is the true story of the Battle for Outpost Keating,
one of the U.S. forces’ bloodiest battles in the war in Afghanistan, and
Staff Sgt. (b) (6) who planned and led the counterattack
against insurmountable odds.
• Background: This film is in active development and is based on the
memoir "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor" written by (b) (6)
(b) (6) and published in May, 2016. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA
were approached for support for this project. OCPA-LA has reached out to
the production company to offer assistance if needed/desired.

“Tough As They Come”
• Release Date: TBD
• Distributor: TBD (Studio is 20th Century Fox)
• Official Synopsis: After surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United
States Army Staff Sergeant (b) (6) must struggle to live as a
quadruple amputee.
• Background: This film, Based on the book "Tough as They Come" written
by (b) (6) and published by Convergent Books in 2015, is in active
development. Neither OCPA-LA nor OSD-PA were approached for
support for the project. OCPA-LA has reached out to the production
company to offer assistance if needed/desired.