Studio Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Walk-ins

-Passports

-Visas

-Deployment badges

-Isolated Personnel Report

 

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., by appointment

-Head & Shoulders Portrait

 

Wednesday: CLOSED FOR TRAINING

 

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., by appointment

-Head & Shoulders Portrait

 

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., by appointment

-Full Length

-Passports

-Visas

-Deployment badges

-Isolated Personnel Report

(Call 671-366-2228/4202 for appointments)

Location:

Bldg. 21001 Kenney Avenue

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

 

Camera Purchases

VI Equipment Purchase Review. IAW AFI 35-109, Visual Information, units wishing to purchase video or still cameras and photographic printers must receive approval from 36 WG/PA to preclude duplication of effort and to ensure equipment, system, and data compatibility.To request approval, send an e-mail to 36WG.PA2@us.af.mil containing the following information:

1. Product type, make and model
2. Price
3. Purpose

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Public Affairs Command Information

Mission:
Through strategic and responsive release of accurate and useful information and imagery to Air Force, domestic, and international audiences, PA puts operational actions into context; facilitates the development of informed perceptions about Air Force operations; helps undermine adversarial propaganda efforts; and contributes to the achievement of national, strategic, and operational objectives. This is done through active documentation of the Andersen AFB mission through journalism, photography and videography/broadcasting.
Vision:

To help Airmen understand their role in strategic deterrence mission; explain how policies, programs and operations affect them and their families; provide avenues for feedback; and recognize individual and team achievements.

Command Information (CI): Provides effective and efficient communication tools to link Airmen with their leaders. CI helps Airmen and their families understand their purpose, role, and value to the Air Force. A free flow of information to Airmen and their families creates awareness of and support for the mission, increases their effectiveness as Air Force ambassadors, reduces the spread of rumors and misinformation, and provides avenues for feedback.

Visual Information (VI): Provides programs that collect, preserve and accession VI products to meet operational, informational, training, research, legal, historical and administrative needs. Visual products, such as photo, video, and graphics, are catalysts for effective communication and document the Air Force’s visual history, through the accessioning process, for future generations.

VI materials generated or acquired by Air Force members, employees, or contractors in conducting official duties are the property of the United States Air Force. Personal use of VI materials for sale or any other reason not directly related to an official Air Force activity is prohibited. Use of personally-owned or self-help equipment requires users to adhere to operational security, historical archiving, information security guidelines. All images entering the public domain must be reviewed and cleared for release by the Public Affairs office.

Visual Information Documentation Support

Studio Photography

(Call 671-366-2228/4202 for appointments)

-Official portraits are by appointment only and available for official use as required by AFI as well as applications for promotion and special duty assignments. Chain-of-command studio photography will be provided for leadership at the squadron-level and above (commander, deputy/vice commander, senior enlisted leader, and first sergeant) as well as quarterly and annual award winners at the group-level and above. Electronic copies of official portraits will be emailed to all requestors. Requestors requiring a printed copy should confirm the size prior to their appointment. The PA office is only equipped to print 2 x 2, 4 X 6, 3 X 5, 5 X 7, or 8 X 10 glossy prints. 

Requests for prints larger than 8 X 10 can be requested from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Document Services at unit expense.

-Official Passport photo support is only authorized for those applying for an official passport through the base passport office, tourist passport support is unauthorized.

-Visas photo support is only authorized for those that are traveling on military orders, tourist visa support is unauthorized.

-Deployment badges

-Isolated Personnel Report


Requesting VI Support

Submit official PA VI support requests to the 36 WG/PA email account at 36wg.pa2@us.af.mil at least 10 duty days in advance; requests for VI support should be submitted with a completed Air Force Form 833. Advance notice provides PA the ability to ensure the necessary equipment and personnel are available. Failure to coordinate in advance will reduce the likelihood that the event can receive PA support. 

Receiving Imagery 

Hi-resolution digital imagery will be made available within one to five duty days for download from the Andersen Air Force Base Flickr page. Newsworthy or those events with high public interest will be posted to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Facebook page or the Andersen Air Force Base website. Imagery will also be accessioned for historical archiving and is available on the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) website.

Resource Protection

Each request for service will be reviewed to ensure that the request to be accomplished is legal, is for official purposes, and whether or not the request can be supported. Requests will not be accomplished if it violates Air Force policy, or it may infringe on copyright laws. It is everyone's responsibility to protect VI resources and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. The wing commander has ultimate authority to approve any work in question to be accomplished. AFI 35-109

Self-help

Consumer-grade still and video equipment is available for self-help use on a first-come, first-served basis when the PA staff is already scheduled to support higher or equal priority tasks. Self-help photo and video equipment is for official use only and can be signed out from the PA office 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. All images entering the public domain must be reviewed and cleared for release by the Public Affairs office.

Support Restrictions

If it is unclear whether your request is authorized, consult the 36 WG/PA office and or ultimately the base legal office for clarification when necessary.

IAW AFI 35-109, government-funded PA and VI resources will not be used to:

(1) Provide souvenirs, personal gifts, mementos, or farewell gifts. Examples include “hero” shots in front of aircraft cockpits (unless provided as part of a Distinguished Visitor (DV) orientation flight), booster club promotional items, group photos intended to commemorate events such as golf tournaments or recreational gatherings, and sports team photos.

(2) Support or document farewell parties or social events unless certified as newsworthy or having historical significance by the base historian or chief of PA. When an event is determined to be historically significant, PA resources may be provided to meet official news and documentation requirements only.

(3) Create products used primarily for entertainment during farewell parties or social events.

(4) Provide décor for individual personal office walls. Products for organizational areas may be provided depicting relevant missions performed.

(5) Support MWR- or services generating revenue-sponsored recognition programs. Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Support. MWR and Services activities are authorized support for Category A (Mission Sustaining) and Category B (Basic Community Support Activities). Category A programs are essential to the military mission and are authorized all support. Category B activities are closely related to Category A activities and are essentially community support programs. The PA office can furnish support to these activities as long as the MWR activity does not generate revenue. For additional clarification of MWR activities, refer to AFI 65-106, Appropriated Fund Support of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation and Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities.

(6) Children/Minors:  When submitting a request to document children under age 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign a DD Form 2830, General Talent Release, or DD Form 2831, General Release Where Talent Fee or Other Remuneration or Recompense Accrues to the Participant, allowing use of the child’s image.

Authorized Support

Air Force VI resources (personnel, equipment, facilities, funding, etc.) are government property to be used solely for support to official Air Force organizations and their missions, DoD or other government agencies per current host-tenant support agreement, memorandum of agreement, or similar vehicle.

Prioritized Employment Plan. The 36 WG/PA office provides support according to the following system focused on the commander’s priorities, operational core tasks, urgency, mission impact, agencies supported, and resources available. This system helps control the flow of work and ensures all mission-critical needs are met. A detailed list of services and their associated priority level can be found below.

Priority 1 - Urgent: Work of an emergency or catastrophic nature with a short, time-sensitive period of informational value. Priority 1 requests take precedence over all other support. The  Normal lead-time is immediate.

Support to Priority 1 includes: 

Photo or Video Documentation for:

  • Aircraft accidents, Class A mishaps and accidents/incidents involving a fatality and investigation support/boards. (Refer to AF 91-series instructions for specific instructions)

  • Command post requirements: Base crises, man-made or natural disasters

  • Emergency Responder requirements: Fire department, security forces, Office of Special Investigations, or other federal agency contingencies

  • Significant damage to government property

  • Time-sensitive or perishable public affairs photography or videography required for news media release

  • Emergency war orders

  • Contingency operations

  • Inspector General activities

  • Coverage for intelligence collection

  • Any mission deemed urgent by the wing commander

Priority 2 - Critical: Work requests which are essential in direct support of the installation operational missions and which cannot be regularly scheduled in advance. Normal lead-time is 1 to 3 days. Although a minimum of 1-day lead-time is specified, any listed requirement below may be elevated to Priority 1 (immediate) as determined by the wing commander.

Support to Priority 2 includes:

Photo or Video Documentation for

  • Releases to news media and incidents involving injury, or impairment of operational capability

  • Flying/Ground safety

  • Maintenance, munitions and force protection

  • Wing readiness, situational awareness

  • Flying operations

Priority 3 - Essential (Scheduled basis): Work supporting operational mission and training requirements and programs of assigned and tenant units that is handled on a scheduled basis. Normal lead-time is 3 to 5 days, or less, depending upon resource availability.

Support to Priority 3 includes:

Photo or Video Documentation for

  • Official conferences or meetings

  • Community Engagement programs

  • Commander’s mission briefings

  • Formal training

  • Distinguished Visitor events

  • Documentation of Official Ceremonies