375th Public Affairs office offers many services|
Posted 2/18/2010 Updated 2/18/2010
by 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
2/18/2010 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill -- The 375th Public Affairs office serves as the link between Team Scott and the public.
375th PA keeps up to date on the news and current events so they can provide trusted counsel to the base's leaders.
375th PA builds, maintains and strengthens the Air Force's relationships with the public, as well as the morale and readiness of Airmen.
They can often be found behind cameras, filming an event, snapping a photo or even making sure commanders are ready before they find themselves in front of that camera.
They write stories for the base paper and for Web sites about Team Scott's mission and, most importantly, the value of Team Scott's Airmen.
The Public Affairs, or PA, office has three primary functions: internal information, media relations, and community relations.
Internal information programs are the primary means Air Force leaders use to communicate with Airmen and their families, retirees, civilians and contract employees.
Internal programs for the 375th AMW include the Command Post newspaper, the Commander's Access Channel, the Base Guide, maps, biographies and fact sheets.
The role of community relations is to enable commanders to enhance Airmen morale and readiness as well as public trust and support. The 375th AMW community relations initiatives include programs like base and civic leader tours, orientation flights, open houses and air shows, and the Speakers Bureau program.
The 375th AMW's media relations function serves as the link between the wing and the Air Force to local, regional, national and international news media and informs global audiences about Scott's air, space and cyberspace capabilities.
Located in Bldg. 700 West, at 901 South Drive, just past the veterinary clinic and next door to the tax center, 375th AMW PA also provides many services to Team Scott members beyond the support role provided to Team Scott's senior leaders.
The photo studio is available for Department of Army, head and shoulder, as well as full length photos needed for special duty assignments, some annual awards, promotions, and other instances that require an official photograph for members of all services. The studio is available on a by appointment basis only. Please call the customer service desk at 256-5108 for appointment times.
If photography support is desired for an event, submit an Air Force Form 833 at least two weeks in advance for all requests. Requests are accepted up to 90 days in advance. This form should be filled out electronically and returned via e-mail to email@example.com. If a reply or confirmation number has not been sent within 24 hours of your request, call the customer service desk.
Prior to requesting video support, please call the customer service desk. If the request is eligible for video support, an AF Form 833 will be required.
Still and video cameras are available for official use self-help documentation.
Duplication equipment is also available that is capable of copying Mini DV tape or VHS to DVD in real time. A high speed DVD/CD duplicator is also available and can copy non-copy written CDs and DVDs up to four copies at a time.
A computer work station with Photoshop and PowerPoint, and a flatbed scanner, is available for use to perform minor graphics functions. Templates for producing all official retirement and spouse certificates are also available.
A printer for printing Retirement Certificates is also available, but the customer must bring their own blank certificates.
To reserve equipment, or check equipment availability prior to coming over, call the customer service desk.
No longer available
Due to restructuring of the PA career field, there have been some changes in what PA is able to provide. The following are requests that are no longer able to supported:
Passport photos: Passport photos are taken by the Passport Office in building P-10, room A-201. Call 256-4112 for more information about passport photos.
Graphics: The Air Force has eliminated its Air Force specialty code for graphics. 375th PA has civilian personnel who can perform some graphics services. The customer may be required to provide funding for supplies prior to starting any project.
The 375th AMW PA Customer Service desk is here to help. For more information, or to submit a request for support please call 256-5108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.