PUBLIC AFFAIRS

VISUAL INFORMATION REQUESTS

OFFICIAL PHOTO REQUESTS
The primary photo lab for Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the Enterprise Multimedia Center. For official photos, please contact the EMC directly at (253) 967-3177 or through VIOS. Select "US West."

In the event that EMC is unable to provide support, the 62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs' Studio is open for Air Force official photos (5x7 and 8x10 Head & Shoulder). The studio is open by appointment only every Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9-10:30 a.m. To schedule an appointment, email 62aw.pa.mail@us.af.mil. Unfortunately, 62nd AW/PA only provide digital copies of images.

PHOTO & VIDEO REQUESTS
To request Public Affairs support for photography, videography and livestream, please complete the front page of AF Form 833 and email to 62aw.pa.mail@us.af.mil. Refer to the PA Employment Plan for support prioritization. 

McChord Field Tour Requests

‚ÄčThe 62d Airlift Wing offers free base tours to local civic organizations, high schools, businesses and academic recruitment programs (JROTC/ROTC) and youth groups for community outreach, and familiarization and education of the Air and Space Forces, and Team McChord mission. Tours are available every day, except during Federal Holidays or weekends. 

Public tours of the 62d AW and Team McChord are available to groups of 10 to 40 people on a first-requested, first-served basis. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis. The 62d AW strives to accommodate tour requests, however they can be subject to last-minute cancellations due to security, safety, mission requirements and resource availability.

Requesting a Tour
Tour requests must be submitted to 62d Airlift Wing Public Affairs no later than 45 days prior to the date of the tour. Groups requesting a tour must complete the Tour Request Form and e-mail to 62aw.pa.mail@us.af.mil. The Public Affairs office will coordinate with the tour POCs regarding the specific dates and times.

Tour Itinerary
Tours of the 62d AW and Team McChord may include various organizations including the control tower, aircraft maintenance, medical clinic, McChord Passenger Terminal, enlisted dormitory, security forces and fire department among others. Groups may also view a C-17 Globemaster III display and demonstrations as well as visit the Heritage Park’s aircraft static displays. Part of the tour may include a visit of the dining facility, where tour groups will have the opportunity to dine in.

Transportation
Groups should attempt to provide their own transportation. In the event that organizations are not able to do so, Team McChord will make every effort to seek the use of base transportation, however it is not guaranteed. For convenience, groups are highly encouraged to use one bus. Requests to use multiple vehicles or large vans may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Air Force Participation Requests

FLYOVER REQUESTS
To request aerial support including flyover or static displays, please visit the Air Force Aerial Events website. Once approved by SAF/PA, please email the Public Affairs office with your request. 

OTHER REQUESTS FOR MILITARY PARTICIPATION
To request a speaking engagement, marching unit, military equipment display, or military band download and fill out the Request for Armed Services Participation Form. Email the completed form to usarmy.jblm.imcom.mbx.pao-public@mail.mil.

Requests must be submitted at least 60 days before your event, because a legal review and coordination with the units are required.

Media Queries

Local and national media requesting information and/or interview regarding 62nd Airlift Wing mission and personnel may contact the Public Affairs office. Outside of business hours, please email 62aw.pa.mail@us.af.mil. 

PA Contact Info

Comm: (253) 982-5638
DSN: 382-5638
Email: 
62aw.pa.mail@us.af.mil

100 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd.
Suite 3068
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438