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Public Affairs

The 316th Wing Public Affairs tells 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.

Command Information
Leaders rely on public affairs professionals to assist them with delivering their communication efforts to service members and their families, to include retirees, civilians and contract employees. Command Information provides effective and efficient communication tools and products to link members with their leaders. Command Information helps service members and their families understand their purpose, role, and value to the Joint Base Andrews community.

Studio Photography

The 316th Wing Public Affairs Studio supports members assigned to Joint Base Andrews and units with an active support agreement. We provide studio photography services for portrait, full-length and official passport/identification photos.

Book a studio photography appointment

Photo Support

Units may request general public affairs support for education and training, unit-level command information, wing-level official recognition programs, and other events that support mission requirements. Photo and video support are available based on the commander's priorities, operational core tasks, urgency, mission impact, agencies supported, and resources available.

Submit a "General PA Support" request through our customer service portal.

Base 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.

Submit a "Marquee & Displays" request through our customer service portal and attach the Base Marquee Request Form.

Unit Camera Purchase Review

In accordance with AFI 35-101, Public Affairs Operations, units wishing to purchase video or still cameras and photographic printers must receive approval from 316 WG/PA Visual Information Manager, to preclude duplication of effort and to ensure equipment, system, and date compatibility.

To request approval, email with the product type, make and model, price, and purpose.

Self-Help Services

Consumer-grade still photo and video equipment are available for self-help use on a first-come, first-served basis when the public affairs staff is already scheduled to support higher or equal priority tasks.

Submit a "General PA Support" request through our customer service portal or email for more information about self-help services.

Security and Policy Review

Personnel must obtain necessary security and policy review before releasing official imagery, documents, information, or proposed statements outside official government channels.

Submit a "Security and Policy Review" request through our customer service portal.

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Section identifies and fosters opportunities with organizations across civic, business and governmental institutions to increase public trust and enhance support for military operations in the defense of our Nation.


Joint Base Andrews and our tenant units appreciate the enormous sacrifices made by our neighbors as we train for the defense of our country. Among those sacrifices is the occasional disruption of daily life by noise and flight operations.

Joint Base Andrews is America's Airfield and our primary mission is to support and defend the National Capital Region. The units based at Joint Base Andrews train to immediately respond to our nation's call. Sometimes this training results in low-flying aircraft and noise.

Joint Base Andrews strives to be a good neighbor by maintaining good community and media relations with our surrounding communities. We diligently seek to provide timely, responsive, and factual answers to all public inquiries as they pertain to Joint Base Andrews.

Submit a Complaint Form.

Speaker's Bureau

The Community Engagement section of the 316th Public Affairs Office is looking for Airmen who enjoy getting out in the community to share their Air Force stories. The Speaker's Bureau is now accepting requests for speakers from external public organizations. Submit a Speaker's Bureau Request.

Base Tours

Base tours are offered to local civic organizations, schools and youth groups to educate people about the U.S. Air Force and Joint Base Andrews' mission. Tour requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to the date of the tour. Submit a Base Tour Request.

Aerial Support Requests

To request Air Force Aerial Event Support, visit here.


Public Affairs supports environmental program objectives and requirements by facilitating public notification and involvement, and communicating the Department of Defense's commitment to environmental excellence. To report environmental violations, fill out the Environmental Violation Report Form.

Honorary Commanders

The Joint Base Andrews Honorary Commanders Program encourages an exchange of ideas and experiences, increases public awareness and understanding of the military as well as encourages friendships between key leaders of the base's surrounding communities, JBA commanders and Airmen. Learn more about the Joint Base Andrews Honorary Commander program.

Media Operations

The Media Operations section works to coordinate all media interviews, media queries and media access to Joint Base Andrews.

Military members and civilian workers assigned to Joint Base Andrews who are contacted by news media should provide the media member with the email address and phone number of the Public Affairs Media Operations section.

Media Access Request

Media members requesting access to Joint Base Andrews must submit a Media Access Request.

Media Escort Policy
Media members visiting Joint Base Andrews must be escorted by a Public Affairs representative at all times.

Media Queries

The Media Operations section works to coordinate all media interviews, media queries and all other media requests to Joint Base Andrews.

Submit a "Media Inquiry" request through our customer service portal using a non-military email.


  • 316th Wing Public Affairs
    Commercial: (240) 612-4428

    William A. Jones III Building
    1500 West Perimeter Road, Suite 2330, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
    Media Operations
    For news media inquiries, please email
    Community Engagement
    For community-related inquiries, please email
    ⓘ The 316th Wing Public Affairs does not act as an operator service and does not have the capability to redirect incoming calls to other offices or facilities. Contact the Base Operator at 301-981-1110.
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