316th Wing Public Affairs

What We Do

The PA office is responsible for providing accurate, relevant and timely information on Joint Base Andrews issues, programs and base events to the people in this community and members of the news media.

Our office tells the Joint Base Andrews story to the American public. Through targeted communication, we reach out to our internal audience on base, the local public and military and civic leaders. We have a toolbox full of traditional news reporting; feature stories and commentaries; video reports, print, and social media. The PA team utilizes each of these tools to strategically shape and strengthen the Air Force's, as well as Joint Base Andrews, public image.

Public Affairs Mission

Our mission as Public Affairs is driven by our core competencies, which are directly linked with the Air Force Core Competencies. These five key elements are the foundation of our actions and services to the Joint Base Andrews community.
  • Provide trusted counsel to leaders
  • Build, maintain, and strengthen Airmen morale and readiness
  • Enhance public trust and support
  • Achieve global influence and deterrence;
  • Provide photo, video, and multimedia support to the Air Force mission.

Command Information: Products and Services

Air Force leaders rely on Public Affairs professionals to assist them with delivering their communication efforts to Airmen and their families, to include retirees, civilians and contract employees. Command Information provides effective and efficient communication tools and products to link Airmen with their leaders. CI helps Airmen and their families understand their purpose, role, and value to the Air Force community located at Joint Base Andrews.

The Command Information section of the public affairs office at Joint Base Andrews manages several products to accomplish this mission:

  • Joint Base Andrews public website
  • Joint Base Andrews Facebook
  • Joint Base Andrews Twitter

Our products highlight our Airmen and our mission. If you have or know someone who has a story to share, contact our journalism team at 240-988-9234 or via e-mail at 316WG.PA.COMMANDINFORMATION@us.af.mil. We want to hear about it!

Studio Hours

Studio photos are for WALK-INS for official Visa/Passports and ISO Prep and Special Duty Assignment packages only.

Walk-ins: Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please bring your own colored collared shirts. NO WHITE COLLARED SHIRTS! If you are getting both Visa and Passport photos, you will need two different colored shirts.

For emergency Public Affairs assistance, please contact the Command Post at (301) 981-5058 for the on-call PA representative.

** Official photos are only provided for group-level and above quarterly awards winners, Chain of Command key personnel and special duty packages. For official photos and special duty packages please bring in a copy of your specific requirements. We do not take photos for retirement programs, award nominees, or unofficial biographies. For special duty packages, please bring a copy of the photo requirements. We are required to provide our customers with high quality, properly exposed and composed digital images. The photographer may assist you with minor adjustments for best subject representation. The photographer is NOT responsible for proper wear of the uniform. Military photographers are NOT authorized (AFI 35-109 and DODI 5040.02) to digitally alter image in any way. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 240-612-4430, DSN 612-4430.**

Multimedia Support Requests

Photo and Video Support: Please see our customer notice regarding all our products and services guidelines. Complete the highlighted sections of the AF Form 833, available HERE. Please digitally sign, date, and then e-mail soft copies HERE. Hard-copy signed forms can also be dropped off at our office. William A. Jones III Building 1500 West Perimeter Road, Suite 2330 Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762.

For specific questions about what services meet criteria for support, please contact 240-988-9234.

 

 

Marquee

The 316th Wing Public Affairs Office manages the base's electronic marquee located near the Visitor Control Center to announce time-sensitive and recurring information to base members.

Members must submit a marquee request form at least one week before the post date, but no more than four weeks before, to: 316WG.PA.COMMANDINFORMATION@us.af.mil

Messages are limited to welcome messages for distinguished visitors, announcing base-wide events, and retirement messages for general officers and above, force protection condition and weather alerts.
316WG.PA.COMMANDINFORMATION@us.af.mil
The marquee will not be used to promote fundraising or to display items or services for sale.

The marquee will not display commercial advertisements, political messages or any non-mission essential messages.

Marquee messages that take up more than one frame will not be authorized.

The marquee policy letter can be found here.

Camera Purchases

Camera Purchases: * Per AFI 35-109, 5.3.3 -- Any film or digital photographic cameras, video cameras, and photographic printer purchases must be approved by your base's Public Affairs office.

To request approval, send an e-mail to 316WG.PA.COMMANDINFORMATION@us.af.mil

containing the following information: 

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

Hometown News Release

The Joint Hometown News Service showcases the accomplishments of members of the Armed Forces through the Hometown News Release program for distribution to commercial media outlets in the hometowns of servicemembers and their families. Click HERE for the form.

Frequent Links

 

SAPR Info

Liberty Park

ID Card appointments

Consolidated Calendar of Events