Capt. Patrick Bishop
Capt. Casey Martin
Capt. Michael Hoerber
1st Lt. Jennifer Menser
Ms. Susan Leonard
Public Affairs Guidance Exercise
PAQC 020-13 / Section 1B
4 Feb 2013
Subject: Proposed Public Affairs Guidance (PAG) – Joint Task Force Wolverine (U).
1. References: Ref A, DOD Message R 211700 OCT 02, Subject: Supplementary guidance for proposed public affair guidance (PPAG). Ref B, Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 5405.3 Development of Proposed Public Affairs Guidance (PPAG). Ref C, PAQC Phase 2 Overview 150930 SEP 12. Ref D, USCENTCOM Warning Order for JTF Wolverine OEF Rotation, DTG 310930 JAN 13
2. Background: IAW Ref D, As part of the ongoing support of the Afghan Government and in order to maintain effective troop levels in theater, Combined Joint Task Force – 1 (CJTF-1) will be redeployed to home station and replaced by selected elements of Joint Task Force (JTF) Wolverine. This transfer of authority involves several combat brigades, headquarters elements, combat support and combat service support units, approximately 46,000 service members. The scheduled rotation for these forces will begin within the next few months. This rotation marks a return to 2009 troop levels before the increase initiated by President Obama raised the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to over 100,000. Once this rotation is complete, about 68,000 troops will remain in the country. This level of commitment demonstrates continued U.S. support to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, yet it is flexible and adaptable in order to meet the evolving requirements for the successful completion of the mission in Afghanistan. Upon deployment, JTF Wolverine will be re-designated as Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) Eagle Fury.
3. Purpose: This message provides public affairs guidance for military forces assigned to CJTF-1 and JTF Wolverine involved in theater…...