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.

  • Studio


    The 316th Wing Public Affairs Office offers services to all members of the military stationed at Joint Base Andrews. Military members stationed outside Joint Base Andrews must contact their supporting Public Affairs office to schedule a studio appointment.

    Pentagon PA Studio: (703) 695-2603
    JBAB PA: (202) 284-3250

    We provide limited photography support for official Visa/Passports, ISOPREP, Official Air Force Biography, Full Length, and Special Duty Assignment packages every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment ONLY, effective Jan. 5, 2022. Appointments are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Appointments MUST be made online by clicking:

    Studio Photos button

    Please call (240) 612-4430 or e-mail 316WG.PA.COMMANDINFORMATION@us.af.mil for any questions.

    The PA studio is located in the 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. 

    ** 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.**