LATEST NEWS UPDATE [Current as of May 01, 2020]
If you are using Adobe Acrobat 2017 version 011.30142, you will not be able to open PDF files on the APD website. There is a compatibility issue with this version.
Recommendation - use previous version 2017.011.30138 or older to access PDF files on the APD website. Please contact your IT office for assistance.
ARMY DIRECTIVE, and
AGO are now showing the latest at the top.
PUBLICATIONS > [Doctrine and Training] dropdown now displays publications to all proponents instead of just TRADOC proponent
The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) will no longer order, stock, and/or distribute Standard Forms (SF) and Optional Forms (OF).
Orders of SFs and OFs through APD will be filled only until existing stock is exhausted. Please check the APD Ordering Portal
to determine availability of these forms. Users can order SFs and OFs through GSA Advantage. To establish a GSA Advantage/GSA
eBuy account, visit their website.
New eBook Format for Army Administrative Publications
Administrative publications-Army regulations, DA pamphlets, and HQDA policy notices-published in FY19 and beyond are now available in eBook format.
This new format will enable the user to read the publications on portable devices, such as smart phones and tablets
The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) appreciates all the feedback provided by our customers.
This feedback enables APD to make improvements geared toward creating a web presence that is intuitive and user-friendly for all the Army's publishing needs.
Based on user feedback, we have added additional search criteria on the Pub/Form Records Search page.
This latest enhancement allows users to search by the Unit of Issue (UoI) or Publication Identification Number (PIN) of a Pub/Form.
We created a new page for ALARACT. You can access it from our dropdown menu>PUBLICATIONS>Administrative>Army ALARACT Message link.
SECARMY Initiative: Prioritizing Efforts-Readiness and Lethality
To reduce training requirements in brigade and below units (R2B2), the Secretary of the Army has released a series of Army directives with the title "Prioritizing Efforts-Readiness and Lethality,"
in the 2018-07 series (AD 2018-07-1 through AD 2018-07-9).
These ADs identify Army regulations that need to be modified to reduce training requirements.
The AD 2018-07 series can be found under Publications/Army Directives in the top navigation of the APD website.
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. In your message, please include your contact information
and specify which session you would like to attend.
Schedule of upcoming sessions:
✦ 17 June 2020, 8:30-11:00 Banner (1SE5603) Conference Room, Building 1458, Fort Belvoir
✦ 9 September 2020, 8:30-11:00 Banner (1SE5603) Conference Room, Building 1458, Fort Belvoir
✦ 16 December 2020, 8:30-11:00 Banner (1SE5603) Conference Room, Building 1458, Fort Belvoir
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 email@example.com. Include your
name, role (PC or PCO), organization, location, and number of participants.
Visit the Publishing Resources page to access helpful resources for composing and
updating Army policy publications.
NEWS: MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER 15-
CHANGES TO EVALUATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURES FOR DA FORM 2166-8, NCO EVALUATION REPORTS (NCOERs) AND DA FORM 67-9, OFFICER EVALUATION REPORTS (OERs).
The purpose of the message is to provide guidance and procedures concerning submission methods for DA Form 2166-8 and DA Form 67-9 as well as provide timelines and dates indicating the discontinued use of the MYFORMs portal on the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) webpage. It also contains information concerning the forms conversion from IBM Lotus (XFDL) to fillable Adobe (PDF-F) form formats.
FOR COMPLETE GUIDANCE, PLEASE LINK TO MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER 15-086 AT https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper
HQDA Form 5
For actions within the Headquarters Department of the Army, HQDA Form 5 must be used instead of DA Form 5.
Designing Forms With Adobe-Important Message From CHESS
Click here for Adobe-important message from CHESS for designing forms with Adobe.
✦Placing an Adobe Digital Signature on a MS Word Document using Adobe Acrobat Professional 10 or greater
✦How to install Lotus Forms Viewer 22.214.171.124 with E-Sign 6.6
✦Saving your locked or signed pdf file into an unlocked static pdf file for archiving or merging to other pdf files
✦Creating a PDF Portfolio
✦How to add attachments to a digitally signed Reader Extended fillable PDF
✦Forms Guidance Review Of Army-Wide Publication (Proponent)
✦Unit of Issue Codes