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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. All public releasable imagery of significant historical value is accessioned to the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/36WPA

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.

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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

Photo Printing Services

The PA office is only funded and equipped to print official studio portraits that are to be used for official government purposes. No other printing services are available.

 

The PA office is only equipped to print official government photos in following inch sizes 2 x 2, 4 X 6, 3 X 5, 5 X 7, or 8 X 10 glossy prints.

 

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

 

Prints cannot be provided as souvenirs, personal gifts, mementos, farewell gifts, used as décor on individual personal office walls or used as signage to advertise events.  

 


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:

a.  Emergency Response and Alert Photography:  Alert requests will take precedence over all other requests for photography support and will be supported immediately.  Alert photography responsibilities rotate weekly among the military photographers.  The NCOIC of Command Information or designated representative will send out an alert photographer roster on a monthly basis.  Digital files will be provided to Law Enforcement, AFOSI, Safety or Fire Department.  Printed on "as needed" basis.  Alert photographers will support the following investigations.

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

 (b)  Major Vehicle Accidents to include GOV-GOV, GOV-POV for values greater than $1,000

(c)   Death to include homicide, accidental and suicide

(d)  Wing Safety Support, safety investigations

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

(f)   Assault and Abuse to include sexual, child and spousal (physical injury and government property damage

(d)  Criminal Investigations to include theft, burglary, breaking and entering, arson

(g)  Significant Government Property Damage, for any reason, if value is greater than $1,000

(h)  Emergency war orders

 (i)    Contingency operations

 (j)    Inspector General activities

 (k)  Coverage for intelligence collection

 (l)    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

(a)   Time-sensitive or perishable public affairs photography or videography required for news media release

(b)  Maintenance, munitions and force protection

(c)   Wing readiness exercises awareness

(d)  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

(a)   Public Affairs News Support:  Products acquired for historical and informational purposes, or as deemed necessary by 36 WG/PA (AFI 35-109).

(b)    Change of Command Ceremonies:  Squadron level and above.  Digital image files available for download.  Video support provided for wing commanders only.  Exceptions may be made for important historical figures such as Medal of Honor recipients, Order of the Sword recipients or aerial aces for historical and informational purposes; all others may be supported through self-help (AF 35-109).

(c)   Commanders Call: Base photographer provided when ceremony is presided over by the wing commander; all others may be supported through self-help.  Digital image files available for download.  No video coverage allowed (AF 35-109).

(d)   Wing Promotion Ceremony:  Base photographer provided when ceremony is presided over by the wing commander; all others may be supported through self-help.  Digital image files available for download.  No video coverage allowed (AF 35-109).

(e)   Wing Awards Ceremony: Base photographer provided when ceremony is presided over by the wing commander; all others may be supported through self-help.  Digital image files available for download.  No video coverage allowed (AF 35-109).

(f)     Induction Ceremonies:  Chiefs or SNCOs only.  Digital files will be made available for download.

(g)   Protocol Distinguished Visitors:  Products acquired for historical and informational purposes, or as deemed necessary by 36 WG/PA (AF 35-109).

(h)   Retirement Ceremonies:  Photographer provided pending availability; all others may be supported through self-help. Video provided for wing commanders only.  Exceptions may be made for important historical figures such as Medal of Honor recipients, Order of the Sword recipients or aerial aces for historical and informational purposes; all others may be supported through self-help (AF 35-109).

(i)    Group Photos.  Units at the squadron-level and above are authorized one group photo annually.  One 8x10 color print per organization provided for unit display.  Digital Image file will be available for download. Units are responsible for requesting static display aircraft, support equipment and positioning the squadron.


36th Wing

Phone: 671-366-2228

Location:
Bldg. 21001 Kenney Avenue
Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

Mailing Address:
Andersen AFB, 36 WG/PA COMREL
Unit 14003, APO AP 96543-4003
Email: 36wg.pa2@us.af.mil

Customer Service Hours:


Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Public Affairs

Flightline Photo Authorization Requests

Security an Policy Review

Social Media

 

Command Information

Camera Purchase Request

Photo Studio Support

Photo/ Video Support

Trademark Licensing

 

Community Relations

Aerial Event Request

Base Tours

Environmental PA

Flyover Request

Noise Complaints

Sister Village Program

 

Media Operations

FOIA Requests

Hometown News Release

Media Training

Media Credentials

Engaging The Media Training - Powerpoint

 

 

Studio Hours

(Email 36wg.pa2@us.af.mil or call 671-366-2228/4202 for appointments)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00-11:00 a.m. – 1:00-3:00 p.m.,

by appointment only

-Head & Shoulders

-Passports (Must be for PCS or Deployment)

-Visas (Must be for PCS or Deployment)

-Deployment badges

-Isolated Personnel Report

 

Wednesday: CLOSED FOR TRAINING

Friday: 9:00-11:00 a.m. – 1:00-3:00 p.m.,

by appointment only

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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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