Public Affairs

Welcome to the 52nd FW Public Affairs Office!

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1700.

Call us at: DSN: 314-452-6555 or COMM: 06565-61-6555

Email us at:

Main office location: Wing Headquarters

Studio location: Communications Squadron Headquarters Building 132, Room 114

Visit our self-help webpage or studio photo webpage for information on camera/iPad check outs or official photo appointments.

The following is a list of services provided by the 52d Fighter Wing Public Affairs office per AFI 35-101, Public Affairs Operations. If your request falls in line with services offered the below, please submit a request on the Public Affairs Productivity Portal (P3) and select "General PA Support". 

Authorized requests for multimedia support:

1. Emergency Response and Alert Photography – provides time-sensitive documentation of disasters, mishaps, crime scenes, material deficiency reports, investigations and significant/major damage to government property. IAW AFH35-115, alert image may only be released to the original requestor unless otherwise delegated in writing.

2. Material Deficiency Reports – Products produced based on AFI requirements.

3. Studio Photography:

  • Chain of Command Portraits – Squadron-level and above (commander, deputy/vice commander, senior enlisted leader, and first sergeant)
  • Special Duty Portraits – Products produced according to special duty selection criteria. Customer must verify photography requirements prior to appointment.
  • Official Biography Photos – General officer-selects, general officers, commander, deputy/vice commander, senior enlisted leader, and first sergeant.
  • Award Portraits: Quarterly – Wing-level. Annual – Group-level or above.
  • Any Portraits for Air Force-Level Award or Program Package - Customer must verify photography requirements prior to appointment.
  • Portraits for base Legal office personnel, Sexual Assault Prevention Response office personnel, and Patient Advocates.

4. Change of Command Ceremonies – Group-level and above.

5. Commander’s Call – Wing-level only unless a historically significant award is given such as the Order of the Sword.

6. Retirement / Promotion Ceremonies – Priority support for retirement/ promotion is reserved for Chief Master Sergeant (E9) and Colonel (O-6) or above, mission permitting. Self-help cameras and photographer training will be provided for any retirement/promotion manning cannot support.

7. Induction Ceremonies – Priority support to Chief / SNCO inductions only. NCO induction may be supported, mission permitting.

8. Distinguished Visitors – If visit lends a strategic message opportunity, PA with information capabilities, will support communicating the 52 FW command objectives during the DV visit. Support may also be provided, or historical and informational purposes as deemed necessary by the 52 FW Commander. Imagery provided via hyperlink.

9. Group Photos. Group-level or higher are authorized one group photo per command tenure, all others will be provided a self-help camera. Exceptions made for annual awards and/or historically significant events.

Requests not identified above will be considered and prioritized based on mission requirements, operations tempo and office manpower at the time of request.


52 FW/PA is UNABLE to support the following non-mission essential requests:

  • Interior design, i.e. photos to hang on walls and decorate offices.
  • Squadron social functions, i.e. hail and farewells, fundraisers, get-together, going away events, etc.
  • Booster Club events.
  • Memorabilia / souvenirs for going away, retirement or any other type of gift.
  • Work center photo ID boards.
  • Group photos for squadrons; exceptions made for official award requirements.
  • Private organization fundraising efforts.
  • Fun run events. Exceptions made when fun run event is included in campaign. (i.e., Sexual Assault Awareness, Cancer Awareness, etc)
  • Anything in violation of the Copyright Act of 1976. Copyright material will not be reproduced or utilized in any way without prior consent from the copyright owner. Requestor must provide a written copy of the consent before any production takes place.
  • Passport Photography. 52 FW/PA does not receive funding to provide base-wide passport services. Spangdahlem Air Base provides passport services at the Video Express. Service members and their families can be reimbursed for government passport photos.

Requests not identified above will be considered and prioritized based on mission requirements, operations tempo and office manpower at the time of request. Requestors who 52 FW/PA cannot accommodate may check out self-help photography and/or video equipment.

Alteration of official photographic images is prohibited by DoD Directive 5040.5, Alteration of Official DOD Imagery.