If you think military public affairs officers don’t read your stories or check on what you’re doing, think again.
Howard Altman of the Tampa Bay Tribune found this out when he was doing research for a story on the Army medevac helicopters. A source forwarded to him an internal memo from the Department of the Army about his research.
It was headlined: “TAMPA TRIBUNE COVERS MEDEVAC STORY WITH LOCAL ANGLE.”
“Howard Altman, Tampa Tribune, is doing a story about one local woman’s interest in the MEDEVAC issue and how it got her connected with Michael Yon, also a Florida resident. MRD OIL Team provided context and quotes as available in current.”