2023 ARMY-NAVY GAME SPIRIT SPOTS:
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MSGID/NAVADMIN/CHINFO WASHINGTON DC/NOV//
SUBJ/2023 ARMY-NAVY GAME SPIRIT SPOTS//
POC/Ms. Crystal Deleon/CHINFO OI-21/TEL: (703) 614-9555/E-MAIL:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Oscar Sosa/E-MAIL:
RMKS/1. This year's Army-Navy game is scheduled for Saturday, 9 December
2023 at Gillette Stadium, One Patriot Place, Foxborough, Massachusetts. 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 video screens within the stadium during
the game. Videos may also be aired in other CBS Sports and/or CBS Sports
Network studio shows leading up to the Army-Navy 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 a way 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 7 December
c. Include the submitting command's name and location.
d. Please submit a vertically shot version in addition to your
traditional submission if you would like it also considered for (AT)usnavy
e. We want videos to help connect the American public with their Navy
through building human connections with Sailors. Successful videos will
highlight one or more of the following:
(1) The Navy is critical to national defense.
(a) Forward deployment/active role in world affairs, global
security and national economic prosperity.
(2) The Navy is comprised of passionate professionals and strong
(3) The Navy is representative of America in spirit and composition.
(4) Enthusiasm, humor, creativity, diversity, and motivation.
(5) Humanitarian and disaster relief initiatives.
(6) The Navy provides unique experiences, challenges and adventures
at sea and around the world.
(7) A nod to 50 years of women in Naval Aviation.
f. Please avoid the following:
(1) Use of naval or military jargon or acronyms.
(2) Group/command/formation shout outs in which a group is shouting a
message (the audience will not understand what you are saying).
(3) Copyrighted material or music.
(4) Parodies of popular TV shows, movies, books, etc. - essentially
any commercial media that someone else owns the rights to - cannot be used by
CBS for broadcast.
(5) Sensitive material.
(6) Official or implied endorsements.
(7) Gratuitous violence.
(8) Potentially divisive language such as "man up."
g. 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.
h. Be sure to include all metadata required for Navy visual information
i. It is best to not use music in your production. If you do, be sure to
include all licensing information that allows you to use it and allows CBS to
broadcast it to a global audience. Also, be sure to provide the final product
with split channel audio with the music on its own track in case CBS has to
j. Watch pacing -- if you want people to catch things on screen, you
need to give them time to process what they're seeing and hearing.
k. Be aware of what's going on elsewhere in the Navy and be careful to
not accidentally stray into topics that are attracting negative attention
l. 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 submitter's points of contact, a
suggested title, description, and release authority.
(4) All submissions must be high definition (1920x1080, 1280x720) or
Ultra-High Definition (4k).
m. If you want your video considered for CBS broadcast, it must be no
longer than 29 seconds. Spots intended for non-broadcast use in the stadium
or on social media or other web only outlets should be no longer than two
minutes; but preferably also no longer than 30 seconds.
n. Submit only ready-to-air spots. Neither CBS nor CHINFO will do your
post production editing.
o. Frame shots according to rules of good composition (avoid talking
heads with no bodies) and avoid distracting backgrounds and inadvertent
commercial product placement.
p. 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 4 December 2023. 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: MS. CRYSTAL DELEON
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 make the video ineligible for use by
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. Let's highlight
Navy teamwork and the spirit of our Sailors and Marines forward deployed
around the world. Go Navy, Beat Army!
6. Released by RDML R. M. Perry, Chief of Information.