RELEASE NUMBER: 110824-02
DATE POSTED: AUGUST 24, 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY: 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) Activation Ceremony
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 24, 2011) – The 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) will hold an activation ceremony at 9 a.m., Aug. 26, on Meadows Field at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command headquarters.
Col. Brian Cavanaugh will uncase the colors of the new 8th MISG (A) as part of a reorganization of all active Army Psychological Operations at the headquarters.
The 8th Group will assume responsibility for the 1st, 5th and 9th Military Information Support Battalions. The 1st MISB has geographic responsibility for Southern Command. The 5th MISB has geographic responsibility for Pacific Command and the 9th MISB is in charge of all tactical operations for Military Information Support Operations worldwide.
The 4th group, which had a change of command on Aug. 3, will retain responsibility for the 6th, 7th and 8th MISBs.
Cavanaugh was a previous commander of the 3rd MISB and his most recent assignment was at the United States Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
Host for the ceremony is Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr., Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
FOR THE MEDIA: Media wishing to cover the ceremony must contact the MISO (A) Public Affairs Office at (910) 907-4113 by Thursday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. or e-mail at PAO_4POG. Media should provide after-hours contact information, to include e-mail addresses in case of any changes to the program schedule.
Please provide the number of news team members, video/still photographers, live-feed trucks and other special equipment you plan to bring to the ceremony. Special needs or interview requests should be submitted at this time as well.
Media should meet representatives from the MISO PAO office at 8 a.m. on Friday at the Stryker Golf Course. The media convoy will depart no later than 8:15 a.m.