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American Day
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Misawa Air Base Community Standards

Story Ideas

Story Ideas

To recommend a story idea or submit an article or photograph for publication consideration, E-mail us. All requests will be handled in the order they are received.

Social Media Security

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U.S. Air Force Social Media Guidelines

Contact Us

35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Unit 5009
APO AP 96319-5009

Commercial: 011-81-176-77-3075
DSN: (315) 226-3075

Base Operator
Commercial: 011-81-176-77-1110
DSN 315-226-1110
Misawa Public Affairs

Public Affairs operations support the warfighter - at home and abroad; and the public - active, retired, reserve and family members, with capabilities that provide trusted counsel and guidance to leaders about public information, enhance Airman morale and readiness to accomplish our mission, and gain and maintain public support for military operations. We also communicate the mission of the U.S. Air Force to provide global influence and deterrence.

PA Support Requests

Commander's Access Channel
Multimedia Work Order (AF Form 833)

To request photo or video support, please complete the highlighted sections of the AF Form 833 (linked above). Digitally sign and date section 24, then E-mail the form. Only digitally signed forms are accepted.

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- 226-3075 or E-mail us.

Studio Appointments

Studio Appointments

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.

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.

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 minutes 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.**

Phone: DSN 315-226-2400

Public Affairs Purpose

The U.S. Air Force engages in Public Affairs to provide trusted counsel to leaders; build, maintain, and strengthen Airman morale and readiness; enhance public trust and support; and achieve global influence and deterrence. The triad of Public Affairs practitioners, bandsmen, and broadcasters is dedicated to executing the Public Affairs mission for the Air Force. The triad uses its resources to research, plan, execute, and evaluate communication strategies and tactics.

It is the responsibility of all Airmen to tell the Air Force story. Whether they're representing their base at a community function or representing the U.S. in a wartime or contingency operation, all Airmen are front-line ambassadors for the Air Force. It is imperative for the Public Affairs triad to prepare all Airmen to be credible, intelligent, and articulate spokespersons for the Air Force.

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 Air Force's latest guide to using social media; 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 E-mail us. 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 Misawa Air Base Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter pages.