Public event support requests
Please note that requests may not
interfere with our operational mission - our mission must come first!
All requests must be submitted no
more than 90 days and no less than 30 days in advance of your scheduled event.
Interested in how we determine if we can support your public event?
Requests will be evaluated using DoD Directive 5410.18, Public Affairs Community Relations Policy (PDF) , Army Regulation 360-1, The Army Public Affairs Program (PDF) , Air Force Instruction 11-209, Aerial Event Policies and Procedures, and Air Force Instruction 35-105, Community Relations. Please review these documents if
you have questions on if we can support your event. In general, public, patriotic events such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day and 4th of July celebrations are authorized events. All other requests must be reviewed on a case by case basis.
To request recruiting displays including booths, rope courses, wrestling mats, kruisers, golf carts and climbing walls, visit: http://state.nationguard.com/pennsylvania and contact a local recruiter for coordination.
Harrisburg (193rd Special Operations Wing) - email@example.com
Pittsburgh (171st Air Refuelling Wing) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Philadelphia (111th Attack Wing) - email@example.com
Requests for Non-Aviation Assets
To include color guard, band, marching unit, and static displays of non-aviation equipment, etc.
Complete a DD2536 (PDF), but
do not submit the request to National Guard Bureau. Instead, submit completed requests to Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, by
scanning and emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by faxing to 717-861-2748, or through U.S. Postal Service to: PANG-J33, Bldg. 0-34 Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville PA 17003
Aerial Support in Public Events
Requests for Pennsylvania Army National Guard Aircraft
Aerial support may or may not be available in support of public events, and are available on a very limited basis. Requests for Pennsylvania Army National Guard flyovers are made through the Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Force Headquarters. Complete a DD Form 2535 (PDF). Do not submit the request to National Guard Bureau, please submit requests to the Pennsylvania National Guard, by scanning and emailing to: email@example.com or faxing to 717-861-2748, or through U.S. Postal Service to: PANG-J33, Bldg. 0-34 Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville PA 17003.
Requests for Pennsylvania Air National Guard
in aerial events is based on aircraft availability, operations tempo, and
airfield suitability. The Pennsylvania Air National Guard has
KC-135 Stratotankers and
EC-130J Hercules. Civilians seeking fixed-wing aircraft to participate in aerial events must gain approval
from both Secretary of the Air Force, Public Affairs and the Pennsylvania National Guard's adjutant general. The
process for requesting Aerial Event participation is:
1) Aerial event requester completes a
with all the pertinent information as it relates to the event.
2) Aerial event requester coordinates and
seeks assistance from the local Federal Aviation Adminstration Flight Standards District Office for section IV of the DD2535.
3) Aerial event requester uploads the
information from the completed
the Secretary of the Air Force, Public Affairs, Aerial Events website . They
will review the request and ensure that it fulfills requirements for receiving aerial support. Upon
approval, the event will be listed on the website. In
accordance with requirements, accommodations should be made to allow for
Pennsylvania Air National Guard recruiting at the event. The website also contains contact information for requesting Aerial Demonstration
Teams (USN Blue Angels, USAF Thunderbirds, etc) under the “links” tab.
4) Aerial event organizer requesting the fixed-wing support must
then submit the DD2535 to the PANG-J33 staff (firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 717-861-8193 as a Community Support Request).
5) From this point all other actions are internal
to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and should result in approval or denial within 2-4 weeks. Civilians should keep in mind that the Pennsylvania Air National Guard is an operational reserve force. While participation is desirable, it can only be accomplished in accordance
with aircraft regulations (i.e. runway minimums and airfield suitability) and
suitable operational tempo.