DD Form 2266 Hometown News Release Information

What Is DD Form 2266?

DD Form 2266, Hometown News Release Information is a document used as a medium for providing civilian news media outlets with information about certain outstanding servicemembers. This information may later be featured in articles in the employees' hometown newspapers.

The latest edition of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 2266 - was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in June 1995 with all previous editions being obsolete. Download an up-to-date DD Form 2266 fillable version down below or find it through the Executive Services Directorate website.

All service members and DoD employees are encouraged to fill out the DD 2266 after getting promoted, receiving an award, getting selected for special assignments, or having completed professional and educational training. If the military or civilian employee would like to let their hometown know about their ac—Āomplishments, they should fill the form and submit it to the DCMA.

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HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE INFORMATION
1. PAO CODE
FOR RELEASING PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE USE ONLY
PRINT OR TYPE - SEND ORIGINAL ONLY
2. YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
(For identification only)
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 301, 10 U.S.C. 8012 and 8034, and EO 9397.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To prepare news stories and news releases for distribution and publication by civilian news media to recognize the achievements of Army
and Air Force members. In accordance with the 1974 Privacy Act, you are hereby informed that your Social Security Number on this form is required for
identification use only.
ROUTINE USE: Information may be disclosed to civilian news media representatives. Once published, information is considered "Public Domain."
DISCLOSURE : Information collected on this form is released over your signature and is voluntary. If you have no objection to the information being released to
hometown audiences, sign your name below. Failure to provide the information may mean little or no public news release material can be produced, thus
denying the individual public recognition for personal achievements.
5. RANK
6. PAY GRADE
7. FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
8. SEX
3. BRANCH OF SERVICE
4. STATUS
ARMY
ACTIVE
9. EVENT
(Example: Arrival; Promoted to Sergeant; Received Commendation Medal, etc.- Citation Needed)
AIR FORCE
RESERVE
NAVY
NATIONAL
GUARD
MARINE CORPS
COAST GUARD
CIVILIAN
10. YOUR LIVING PARENTS, STEPPARENTS, GUARDIANS, AUNT/UNCLE/GRANDPARENTS OR ADULT SIBLINGS
a.(1) FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
(2) RELATIONSHIP TO YOU
(3) ADDRESS (Number and Street)
(4) CITY
(5) STATE
(6) ZIP CODE
b.(1) FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
(2) RELATIONSHIP TO YOU
(3) ADDRESS (Number and Street)
(4) CITY
(5) STATE
(6) ZIP CODE
11. SPOUSE'S NAME
(First, Middle Initial, Last)
12. SPOUSE'S LIVING FATHER
a. FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
b. ADDRESS (Number and Street)
c. CITY
d. STATE
e. ZIP CODE
13. SPOUSE'S LIVING MOTHER
a. FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
b. ADDRESS (Number and Street)
c. CITY
d. STATE
e. ZIP CODE
14.a. YOUR PRESENT UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT
b. POST OR BASE (Not APO)
c. CITY
d. STATE OR
(Do not abbreviate)
COUNTRY
15. DUTY MOS OR AFSC
16. PRESENT JOB TITLE
17. TOTAL YEARS
(Full Title - Do not abbreviate)
MILITARY SERVICE
18.a. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATED FROM
b. YEAR GRADUATED
c. CITY
d. STATE
e. ZIP CODE
19. COLLEGES GRADUATED FROM
a. COMPLETE NAME
b. DEGREE c. YEAR GRADUATED
d. CITY
e. STATE
f. ZIP CODE
20. REMARKS
(Continue on back if necessary)
21. SIGNATURE OF PERSON LISTED ABOVE
22. DATE
23. DUTY PHONE
(Authorizing release of this information)
(YYMMDD)
(DSN or area code)
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HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE INFORMATION
1. PAO CODE
FOR RELEASING PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE USE ONLY
PRINT OR TYPE - SEND ORIGINAL ONLY
2. YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
(For identification only)
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 301, 10 U.S.C. 8012 and 8034, and EO 9397.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To prepare news stories and news releases for distribution and publication by civilian news media to recognize the achievements of Army
and Air Force members. In accordance with the 1974 Privacy Act, you are hereby informed that your Social Security Number on this form is required for
identification use only.
ROUTINE USE: Information may be disclosed to civilian news media representatives. Once published, information is considered "Public Domain."
DISCLOSURE : Information collected on this form is released over your signature and is voluntary. If you have no objection to the information being released to
hometown audiences, sign your name below. Failure to provide the information may mean little or no public news release material can be produced, thus
denying the individual public recognition for personal achievements.
5. RANK
6. PAY GRADE
7. FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
8. SEX
3. BRANCH OF SERVICE
4. STATUS
ARMY
ACTIVE
9. EVENT
(Example: Arrival; Promoted to Sergeant; Received Commendation Medal, etc.- Citation Needed)
AIR FORCE
RESERVE
NAVY
NATIONAL
GUARD
MARINE CORPS
COAST GUARD
CIVILIAN
10. YOUR LIVING PARENTS, STEPPARENTS, GUARDIANS, AUNT/UNCLE/GRANDPARENTS OR ADULT SIBLINGS
a.(1) FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
(2) RELATIONSHIP TO YOU
(3) ADDRESS (Number and Street)
(4) CITY
(5) STATE
(6) ZIP CODE
b.(1) FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
(2) RELATIONSHIP TO YOU
(3) ADDRESS (Number and Street)
(4) CITY
(5) STATE
(6) ZIP CODE
11. SPOUSE'S NAME
(First, Middle Initial, Last)
12. SPOUSE'S LIVING FATHER
a. FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
b. ADDRESS (Number and Street)
c. CITY
d. STATE
e. ZIP CODE
13. SPOUSE'S LIVING MOTHER
a. FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL, LAST NAME
b. ADDRESS (Number and Street)
c. CITY
d. STATE
e. ZIP CODE
14.a. YOUR PRESENT UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT
b. POST OR BASE (Not APO)
c. CITY
d. STATE OR
(Do not abbreviate)
COUNTRY
15. DUTY MOS OR AFSC
16. PRESENT JOB TITLE
17. TOTAL YEARS
(Full Title - Do not abbreviate)
MILITARY SERVICE
18.a. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATED FROM
b. YEAR GRADUATED
c. CITY
d. STATE
e. ZIP CODE
19. COLLEGES GRADUATED FROM
a. COMPLETE NAME
b. DEGREE c. YEAR GRADUATED
d. CITY
e. STATE
f. ZIP CODE
20. REMARKS
(Continue on back if necessary)
21. SIGNATURE OF PERSON LISTED ABOVE
22. DATE
23. DUTY PHONE
(Authorizing release of this information)
(YYMMDD)
(DSN or area code)
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How to Fill out DD Form 2266?

Filling guidelines are not distributed with the form. DD Form 2266 instructions are as follows.

  1. Blocks 1 and 2 are for the PAO Code and the Social Security Number (SSN) of the service member filing the form.
  2. Blocks 3 and 4 are for identifying the applicant's branch of service and status. Information about their rank and pay grade is specified in Blocks 5 and 6.
  3. The name and gender of the service member is provided in Blocks 7 and 8. Block 9 is used for describing the reasons for filing the form.
  4. Block 10 provides information about the soldier's or civilian's living parents, step parents, guardians, or other adult relatives. The name of the spouse - of there is one - is specified in Block 11. Information about parents is provided in Blocks 12 and 13.
  5. The employee's present unit of assignment is provided in Block 14. Block 15 is for the Military Occupational Specialty or Air Force Specialty code.
  6. The current job title and the period of military service in years are entered in Blocks 16 and 17. Information about high-school and college education is provided in Blocks 18 and 19.
  7. Any additional remarks may be entered in Block 20. The applicant's signature in Block 21 confirms their agreement to release all provided information publicly.