Public Affairs serves the general public, internal military audience and civilian counterparts, leaders, international viewers and other forums by ensuring the free flow of news and information in a timely manner limited only by national security constraints, valid statutory mandates or exemptions as authorized by the Department of Defense's E.O. 12958 and Army Regulation 360-1.

Our motto is "Maximum disclosure, minimum delay." As Public Affairs professionals, we strive to keep our audience informed by being the credible, official source of information for the U.S. Army.

The Public Affairs Office (PAO) supports the Garrison Command in the areas of:

Media Relations
Responds to media queries, conducts press conferences, produces media advisories, escorts media, and assists with the dissemination of information to Soldiers, families and civilians on post and to people living in local communities. We also offer media and social media training.

In media relations, we understand that news today is immediate, ever-changing and global. We will do our best to meet deadlines and provide information as soon as it becomes available and releasable. We ask that anyone acting in a professional media capacity contact public affairs to obtain information or set up interviews with experts. This will ensure that information is factual and accurate.

Command Information
The Lamp is a 16-page weekly civilian enterprise newspaper. Send requests for postings in the Lamp to

Email us at for posting to this garrison public website; official Public Affairs social media sites; mass emailing; on-post only, cable access television channel 2 (TV2); travel radio station (tune to AM 1610) and the Marquee on the corner of Grant Ave. and Cody Road.

Community Relations
We strive to foster a positive working relationship with the people of the greater Kansas City area. We work closely with local organizations, city and government officials, chambers of commerce, and communities surrounding Fort Leavenworth. We also support partnerships between military organizations and local civic organizations.

We process requests for military participation or display items for your organization or special event. See the information below.

Our Statistics document contains the demographic figures of the community during the 1 October to 30 September Fiscal Year (FY).
View the FY 2016 Statistics. For previous FY's, please contact us.

We also maintain the online Phone Book which lists only frequently called phone numbers.

Contact information:
Call us at (913) 684-5604 (DSN: 552-xxxx).
Email us at
Located at the Garrison Headquarters, 290 Grant Ave.
Office hours are 0800 - 1630, Monday - Friday

We welcome your feedback on our service.
Go to our Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) Comment Card.

Request military participation or display items

Please follow these steps to request military participation or display items for your organization or special event:

Step 1
Open this form "Request for Armed Forces participation in public events" (DD Form 2536).

View additional information before submitting.

Step 2
Complete the form. Don't forget to save!

Step 3
Submit the form to us by deadlines below. There are two ways to do that:

Email the PDF form to:

Fax the printed form:
(913) 684-1765

Available resources and deadlines to submit request:

  • Military Speakers (minimum 30-day notice required)
  • Color Guard (minimum 60-day notice required)
  • Buffalo Soldier Display (minimum 60-day notice required)
  • Salute Battery (minimum 60-day notice required)
  • Flag Loan (minimum 60-day notice required)
  • Tours (minimum 30-day notice required)

Please submit the form by the deadlines noted or your request could be denied.