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Public Affairs and Information


The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) communications office consists of Arizona National Guard (AZNG) Public Affairs Office and the DEMA Public Information Office.

The office supports the DEMA mission to "provide military and emergency management capabilities to citizens of Arizona and the Nation" through its interactions with the media; outreach to the public; and efforts to report on the day-to-day activities and achievements of the Arizona National Guard and the Division of Emergency Management, and their effect on the whole community. Visit News to stay informed of what's happening in and around DEMA. 

Public Information Office

Welcome to the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) Public Information Office.

The DEMA Public Information Office communicates coordinated, timely and actionable crisis and emergency risk information to the public to reduce the impact of disasters on the Community.

PIO  EM. DEMA personnel were being interviewed by a camera crew.


The Public Information Office uses traditional (e.g., print and TV) and new (e.g., social media) media, including the Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN), to inform and empower audiences to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate against the potential impacts of all hazards such as flooding and wildfire.

The Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN) is a public service of DEMA, and the State of Arizona’s official source for emergency updates, preparedness and hazards information, and related resources. AzEIN is updated 24/7/365 with emergency information sent to DEMA by federal, state, tribal, local and volunteer response partners.

Bookmark to stay informed of emergencies affecting the State. We encourage you to also fan, follow and subscribe to AzEIN on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Public Affairs Office

The AZNG PAO communicates to internal audiences to inform Guardsmen and their families about their organization and connect them to resources. The PAO also informs the citizens of Arizona and educates the public about our Guardsmen and our missions.

The PAO uses a wide range of technology to get information to the public and to our service members. We utilize digital print stories, video, photos, and graphics as our driving force to connect with our audience through various social media platforms as well our public website.

PAO. Military personnel set up cameras and radio equipment around the Papago Military Base. On a sunny day, you can see red mountains in the background.
PAO banner. Military personnel is filming the celebration event, panning a video camera on a tripod that's a short black metal bar in front of him to prevent falling off the stage.


The PAO responds to media queries, and coordinates media events with a diverse cross section of outlets to ensure the widest dissemination of information. We also fill requests from the community and proactively build relationships with our community and media partners.


Requests for Arizona National Guard aviation assets for fly-overs and static displays please fill out a form DD 2535 and send to our community relations manager at the email here.

Requests for all other Arizona National Guard assets to include: ground vehicle static displays, color guards, Army Band and guest speaker, please fill out a form DD 2536 and send to our community relations manager.

The Arizona National Guard makes every effort to fulfill community requests and connect with the Arizonans we serve. With holidays, specifically those of military and patriotic themes (Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Independence Day), our office receives requests up to six months before the event date. Due to our organization's composition we usually need a minimum of 60 days to process a request and a minimum of 90 days for major holiday events.

Event Requests for participation: Per Army Regulation 360-1 we are unable to participate in fund raising events of non-federal entities outside of the exemptions listed under section 3-2, DOD 5500.7-R and AR 600-29. Additionally, the event must be open to the general public. If these requirements are not met,  providing National Guard assets could be viewed as an implied endorsement of a non-federal entity contractor.