2021 ARMY-NAVY GAME SPIRIT SPOTS:
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FM CHINFO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
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SUBJ/2021 ARMY-NAVY GAME SPIRIT SPOTS//
POC/Mr. Paul Taylor/CHINFO OI-2/TEL: (703) 614-9154/E-MAIL:
email@example.com or Mr. Oscar Sosa/E-MAIL:
RMKS/1. This year's Army-Navy game is scheduled for Saturday, 11 December
2021 at MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ). CBS Sports will televise the
game and will once again accept "Go Navy, Beat Army" video spots from the
Navy and Marine Corps. CBS will consider spot submissions forwarded by the
Navy Office of Information (CHINFO) for broadcast during the game.
a. There is no guarantee CBS will use your video. You will have to
watch the game to find out. If your video does not make it into the
broadcast, it may still be played on the stadium's video boards at the game.
b. CHINFO and Defense Media Activity (DMA) will also push selected
spirit spots to a variety of media outlets, flagship web and broadcast
platforms, and social media sites prior to the game to help generate esprit
de corps and as away of highlighting our naval forces.
2. Requirements and best practices:
a. All spirit spots must be submitted from a Navy or Marine Corps
b. Public release of spirit spots is not permitted until 6 December
c. Include the submitting command's name and location.
d. We want videos to help connect the American public with their
Navy. Highlight why the Navy and Marine Corps are important to our
nation by showing:
(1) Forward deployment/active role in world affairs, global security
and national economic prosperity.
(2) Development of strong leaders.
(3) Humanitarian and disaster relief initiatives.
(4) The unique opportunity to experience challenge and adventure at
sea and around the world.
e. Avoid use of naval or military jargon or acronyms.
f. Do not submit group/command/formation shout outs in which a group is
shouting a message. The audience will not understand what you are
g. Make sure video has clean, clear audio and shows enthusiasm, humor,
creativity, and motivation.
h. Inclusion of Naval Academy graduates, unique locations, forward
deployed locations, and underway scenes are good. Highlighting new platforms
and unique naval capabilities is also desirable.
i. Do not include copyrighted material or music, or sensitive material,
make any official or implied endorsements, or present commands or the
Navy in a negative light.
j. Spots should be broadcast quality in one of the following file
(1) Files should be at least 8 MB/S but no more than 100 MB/S and in
MXF, MPEG, WMV, MP4, MOV, or AVI file formats.
(2) M4V, FLY, and SWF files are not accepted.
(3) Include a Word document with the submitters points of contact, a
suggested title, description, and release authority.
(4) All submissions must be high definition (1920x1080, 1280x720) or
Ultra-High Definition (4k).
k. If you want your video considered for CBS broadcast, it must be 29
seconds or 59 seconds in length. Spots intended for social media or other
web only outlets should not be longer than two minutes.
l. Submit only ready-to-air spots. Neither CBS nor CHINFO will do your
post production editing.
m. Frame shots according to rules of good composition (avoid talking
heads with no bodies) and avoid distracting backgrounds and inadvertent
commercial product placement.
n. Good audio quality and sharp focus are both important. Videos with
poor sound quality or that are not in focus will be rejected. Check for over
modulated audio, weak audio, unclear voices or background noise.
3. Leverage Public Affairs experts, support from Navy Public Affairs Support
Elements, DMA detachments or broadcast detachments available on a not-to
interfere with operational requirements basis.
4. Commands should submit videos by electronic means, express shipment or
fastest method available to the CHINFO (OI-2). Submissions must be received
before 6 December 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please
consider shipping times (force protection screening at the Pentagon can take
five days for any shipment) for overseas and deployed units:
a. Send via mail to:
US NAVY OFFICE OF INFORMATION OI-2
ATTN: MR. PAUL TAYLOR
1200 NAVY PENTAGON RM 4B463
WASHINGTON DC 20350-1200.
b. Submit videos electronically via a shared google drive, or via DOD CAC
enabled platforms such as DOD Safe (Secure Access File Exchange) service
located at HTTPS://SAFE.APPS.MIL.
c. Do not post submissions to DVIDS. Videos on DVIDS are public upon
upload. Please be aware that this will violate the rules (refer to 2b).
d. Email POC with the subject line Army-Navy Submission for any questions
related to file transfer information and assistance.
5. Request widest possible dissemination of this message. Lets highlight
Navy teamwork and the spirit of our Sailors and Marines forward deployed
around the world. Go Navy, Beat Army!
6. Released by RDML C. W. Brown, Chief of Information.