Due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the Department of the Air Force is suspending public outreach activities and support to community events both CONUS and OCONUS (as covered in AFI 35-105) through 30 June. This suspension includes, but is not limited to, on-base and civilian-sponsored airshows, band performances and community engagements and meetings which involve large gatherings (speaking engagements, community meetings on installations, base tours, Pentagon visits, etc.).
For concerns/ complaints regarding COVID-19, please call your health care provider or contact the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line: 888-999-1212
Studio pictures, during COVID-19, are WALK-INS for official Visa/Passports and ISO Prep and Special Duty Assignment packages only.
Please bring your own colored collared shirts. NO WHITE COLLARED SHIRTS!
If you are getting both Visa and Passport photos you will new two different colored shirts.
Walk-ins: Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location of PA - William A. Jones III Building 1500 West Perimeter Road, Suite 2330 Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762.
For emergency Public Affairs assistance, please contact the Command Post at (301) 981-5058 for the on-call PA representative
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.
The public affairs office at Joint Base Andrews manages several products to accomplish this mission:
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. We want to hear about it!
Military members and civilian workers contacted by news media should refer them to the public affairs office at 301-543-7447. The PA office coordinates all media interviews, media queries and media access to the base. All media are required to contact public affairs prior to entry on Joint Base Andrews and must be escorted by a public affairs representative at all times.
PA specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and may be reached during normal duty hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. If you are calling after normal duty hours, contact the on-call PA person at 240-988-9234.
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 11.WG.PA@us.af.mil
containing the following information:
The 316th Wing Public Affairs manages the base's electronic marquee located near the Visitor 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: 11.WG.PA@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.
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.
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.
Studio appointments: During COVID-19, studios are WALK-INS for official Visa/Passports and ISOPrep and Special Duty Assignment packages only.
If you are getting both Visa and Passport you will new two different colored shirts.
STUDIO PHOTO HOURS
(BELOW DOES NOT APPLY DURING COVID-19)
Head & Shoulders
Full Length, Passport (requiring 20 copies) & ISO preps
** 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.**
The 316th Wing Public Affairs Office is looking for Airmen who enjoy getting out in the community to share their Air Force stories.
The 316th Wing Speakers Bureau is now accepting requests for speakers from external public organizations. The purpose of the speakers bureau is to match senior 316th Wing leaders and Airmen from all ranks - civilian, officer and enlisted - with interested audiences in an effort to foster understanding of the Air Force mission. The bureau is focused on community outreach activities in and around the National Capital Region, and can be a valuable resource for clubs and organizations to learn more about the Air Force and the people who perform our mission.
If you would like to share your story and volunteer to be a speaker, please fill out the participation form and contact the 316th Wing Public Affairs office at 240-612-4428, or send an email to 11.WG.PA@us.af.mil.
If you would like to request Airmen to speak at your event, please fill out the speakers request form and email it to 11.WG.PA@us.af.mil.