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Official Photos/Biography Guidance

Click here to schedule an appointment for your Official Biography photo.
Public Affairs provides official biography photos for commanders, chiefs and first sergeants. Portraits required for awards, boards and special packages are accomplished as needed, send specific photo requirements to

Official biography photos will be taken in service dress (top portion only).

Click here for the latest version of the template when writing your Official Biography (2020).

Click here to reference the Tongue and Quill chapter 20 for proper formatting of Official Biographies.

NOTE: Now you can take your Official Passport photo via walk-in on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1300 to 1500.  
*Individuals arriving for an official military passport photo must bring a plain collared shirt, without distracting designs or logos*


For all PA requests, please complete an AF IMT 833 Multimedia Work Order request form, sections 7-12 and 18-24. Click on the following link to download the Multimedia Work Order form. Submit the completed request to A member of the Public Affairs team will contact you to confirm receipt.

Please submit requests for photo support at least 72 hours in advance or 1 week for more involved assignments. Video requests should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance.

Click here to access the 156th Wing Public Affairs Customer Service Guide

Contact Form

Contact Form

156th Comptroller Flight

Manpower & Personnel Flight Directory

Additional Resources

Special Victim's Council

Director of Psychological Health
Dr. Jenniffer Vargas
Mobile: 787-249-8689
Office: 787-253-5126 ext. 253-9126

156th Wing Chaplain
Capt. Iraida Alvarez
Mobile: 787-370-1842

* Public Affairs does not act as an operator service or base locator. They do not have the capability to redirect incoming calls to other offices. Please contact the base operator for these services: 787-253- 5100.