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380th AEW/PA uses still (photography), motion (videography) and audio recordings to document technical and non-technical events occurring as a normal part of the 380th AEW's wartime, contingency and humanitarian operations, as well as historical, and newsworthy events. Other mission-related uses are military information support operations, training, battle damage assessment, post-strike assessments, public information (web and social media), intelligence and providing an accurate record of Air Force operations.
380th AEW PA personnel support official Air Force organizations and the organizations at Al Dhafra Air Base.
380th AEW PA can NOT:
The 380th AEW/PA staff provides professional still photography support for base-level requirements. These include photos for managerial, operational, training, educational, historical archiving, investigative and administrative purposes.
The photographer can also provide support for engineering material deficiency reporting, government contracting investigations or support, or research and development programs.
The photographer can generally support one official squadron photo per six-month rotation, based on current workload, priority level and availability. The photographer can only cover base-level or historically significant ceremonies and presentations.
--Studio photography--Studio photography is walk-in only for official passports, visas and official portraits. They are done during the weekly walk-in hours only.
--Alert photography--Our photographer can support security forces, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, civil engineer readiness, weapons or ground safety offices and other emergency response agencies with alert photographic services 24/7. During normal duty hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) contact the PA office at DSN: 484-7072/7070 or via the PAO's cell phone at +971 52 509 1203. After duty hours, incident commanders should request the alert photographer via the cell phone or through the law enforcement desk or command post.
Self-help equipment is available for official use, on a first come, first served basis, in the PA office.
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