News and Information

General News

Publications 101 Course

The Publications 101 course is a new outreach effort by APD to educate proponents and give them the tools to navigate through the publishing process and the knowledge to write better documents.

Schedule of upcoming sessions:

  • October 15, Pentagon Conference Center, Room B, 0900-1100
  • November 12, Building 1458, Valor Conference Room, 1300-1500
  • December 10, Pentagon Conference Center, Room B9, 0900-1100

If you are a PC/PCO and your organization has a minimum of 15 individuals who want to receive the Publications 101 training, please send an email to Include your
name, role (PC or PCO), organization, location, and number of participants.

If you would like more information about the Publications 101 training or if you would like to sign-up for one of the sessions, please send an email to In your message, please include your contact information and specify which session you would like to attend.

Click here to access the Publications 101 Training slides on the Publications Resources page. You will be directed to sign in through AKO.

New ALARACT Process

Click here for New ALARACT Process

Quarterly Publishing Champion Update

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Nomination Deadline Extended for 2014 Secretary of the Army Awards for Improving Publications

The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2014 Secretary of the Army Awards for Improving Publications to 15 October 2014. The period of consideration is 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.

Click here for more information.

Publications News

AR 25-30 Revision

AR 25-30, The Army Publishing Program, is currently under revision.

Publishing Resources

Visit the Publishing Resources page to access helpful resources for composing and updating Army policy publications.

Forms News

Army Migrating to Adobe Fillable Forms

As of 1 October 2014, all DA forms are available in fillable Adobe PDF (PDF-F). The new forms replace the Lotus forms in XFDL format and non-fillable PDF forms. See instructions listed below on how to save completed XFDL forms in PDF or XPS Document Writer for your records. We recommend that users begin saving XFDL forms that are required historical documents with one of these methods.

For more information on Army PDF fillable forms, please contact the APD Forms Management Branch at

For assistance with IBM Lotus Forms and Silanis eSign, please contact the Helpdesk
via email at or by phone: (703) 692-1306.

Technical Instructions
Official Guidance