Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How do I submit a story and/or photo to the TRANSLOG Online magazine?
STORY AND PHOTO IDEAS – Ideas for stories and photos can be e-mailed to email@example.com. Make the e-mail subject line, “Translog Story/Photo Idea.” Please include as much information as possible, including dates, times, locations and full names. Try to include the 5 W’s (who, what, when, where and why). Also include the point of contact’s rank (military personnel only), full name, unit, job title, phone number, and e-mail address.
ARTICLES – Articles written for the TRANSLOG should be no more than 1,000 words in length. Include the author’s rank (military personnel only), full name, unit, job title and contact information. Articles should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx). Try to include several photos (or at least one photo) with each article (see photo guidelines below). Articles submitted to the TRANSLOG will be edited in accordance with Associated Press style guidelines and local policies. Also, before submitting articles and/or photos, please perform a SAPP check. SAPP stands for Security (OPSEC, PII, etc.); Accuracy (check your facts); Propriety (is it appropriate?); and Policy (is the information in accordance with U.S. Army and SDDC policies?).
2. What are your guidelines for photos submitted to TRANSLOG?
Photos should be high resolution (at least 8×10 and 200 DPI), in focus, good exposure, and an interesting subject matter. Action photos work best. Avoid group photos. When shooting photos, try not to crop off the subject’s legs, arms and head. It’s also a good idea to frame your subject slightly to the left or right of the photo; not directly in the center. Also, please include as much cutline information as possible, including the subject’s rank, full name, unit and job title, and describe what action is taking in the photo and why it’s significant.
3. How can I contact the TRANSLOG staff?
You have several options:
- E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PHONE: 618-220-6284 (DSN 770.XXXX)
- MAIL: HQ SDDC Command Affairs (Translog), 1 Soldier Way, Scott AFB IL 62225