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18th Wing Public Affairs

Studio Appointment

The photo is to be taken for an official purpose. You will be required to fill out an AF Form 833 upon completion of your appointment.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:
You are required to show up on time for your official studio appointment. You are responsible for proper wear and serviceability of your uniform. You are required to ensure all medals, badges, rank, and U.S. insignia are up to date in accordance with your service record. We have a changing facility for customers. If you are more than 15 min late, you will not be seen, and will be required to reschedule your appointment. Customers are responsible for choosing an image before they leave their appointment. Re-shoots will not be granted for customers receiving an image that they are unhappy with on the basis of facial expression, hair style/cut, etc. 

**The official portrait/Full Length image will go through a Quality Control process and delivered electronically to the requestor within three duty days. Upon review/QC of the image, if any uniform discrepancies are identified, the image will NOT be delivered, the subject will receive an email and then given an opportunity to reschedule another official studio appointment. **

STUDIO APPOINTMENT:
Phone: 634-3813/1509
E-Mail

DIRECTION TO PHOTO STUDIO

Public Affairs Rep Training

The unit public affairs representative, first and foremost, is the Public Affairs person for the unit, and the eyes and ears of the wing public affairs office. Without that person, information about your unit and its people may go unnoticed and unrecognized.

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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 18wg.pa@us.af.mil containing the following information:
1. Product type, make and model
2. Price
3. Purpose

Print News & Media Services

Hometown News Release FormTo recommend a story idea or submit an article or photograph for consideration by media organizations in your hometown town, click the Hometown News Release form.

For media requests, questions, training or other media-related information, call DSN: 315- 634-3813.

Multimedia Request

AF Form 833To request photo or video support, please complete the highlighted sections of the AF Form 833, available by clicking the icon left. Digitally sign and date section 24 and e-mail the form to 18wg.paphotosupport@us.af.mil. Printed copies can also be dropped off at the Public Affairs office.

Public Affairs can also loan out photo equipment to your unit if we are unable to support your request. To request self-help equipment, call DSN: 315- 634-3813.

Social Media Guidance

To help keep us all in line with Air Force expectations and standards of conduct, here is some guidance for you to consider when using social media.

In general, the Air Force views personal social media sites positively and respects your rights as Americans to use them to express yourself. However, by the nature of your profession, you are always on the record and must represent our core values. When you engage via social media, don't do anything that will discredit yourself or the Air Force.

When using Social Media:
- Think before you post. Use your best judgment because your writing can have serious consequences.
- Remember that you are always on duty and your social media interactions are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
- Don't forget your operations security (OPSEC) considerations. Consider how a post can be interpreted by the public.
- Be cautious about crossing the line between funny and distasteful. If you have doubts about whether you should post something, err on the side of caution.
- If the post in question concerns the Air Force, discuss the proposed post with your supervisor or your local PA office.

Here's the link to the Air Force's latest guide to using social media:
http://www.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120327-048.pdf. It should answer most of the questions you may have about creating and using social media.

The guide also has some good information applicable to all Airmen who have their own personal social media presence. Ultimately, you alone are responsible for what you post.

Social media guidance for your unit:
To request permission to set up a social media site [ex: Facebook, Twitter, etc.], please email 18wg.papublicaffairs@us.af.mil. Justification for requests should include, at a minimum, the requesting unit and name of page administrators, what the page will be used for and why your needs cannot be met by using the official Kadena Air Base Facebook page or Twitter page.

Contact Information

18th Wing Public Affairs
Unit 5141, Box 30, APO AP 96368

Phone: 634-3813
DSN: 315-634-3813
International: 011-816-117-34-3813

Base Operator:
Commercial 81-6117-30-1110
DSN 315-634-1110

Official Kadena inquiries:
e-mail Public Affairs

Commander's Hotline:
e-mail 18wg.cchotline@kadena.af.mil