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The 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs Office photo studio provides portrait support IAW Attachment 5 of AFI 35-109, VISUAL INFORMATION. The photo studio also supports application processes for special duty assignments IAW AFI 36-2002, Regular Air Force and Special Category Accessions, applications for special programs or specialized units, and all requirements in AFI 36-2805, Special Trophies and Awards.


Studio support will also be provided to sister service (Army, Navy, Marines) personnel assigned to Sheppard and are separated from there host unit.


Each studio customer is responsible for preparing his or her uniform to comply with AFI 36-2903, Dress and Appearance. If you need to change at the studio, please set aside an allotted amount of time prior to your scheduled appointment time.


Personnel must provide the required Award or Special Duty Package requirements, such as photograph size, pose, digital only or number of prints, etc., and notify the photographer of the requirements prior to the appointment time. Photos for personal use are strictly prohibited.

Photos will not be modified or edited beyond the necessary cropping and minor lighting adjustments in accordance with DoDI 5040.5, Alteration of Official DoD Imagery, and DoDI 5040.02, Visual Information.


The photo studio is open Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. as part of our internal COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The studio is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and if a federal holiday or Air Education and Training Command Family Day falls on a regular studio day.


Portraits will be emailed to customers at the end of their appointment. Photos will not be printed with the exception of Chain of Command (squadron-level and above including commanders or equivalent, command chief master sergeants, group and squadron superintendents and first sergeants)


The photo studio is located in Bldg. 400, Ste. 129. Customers will need to call the studio from a telephone located outside the building and be escorted to the studio.


For more information, call 940-676-2732.

Event Support Requests

Base personnel are encouraged to participate in community events. Sheppard offers the following programs to the surrounding community:

Complete the corresponding form for your request and send via email to the 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs Office at 82trwpa.1@us.af.mil or by fax (940) 676-4245 no later than 3-4 weeks prior to the date of the event.

Request for Volunteers

Many service members actively volunteer on their off-duty time in a variety of charitable organizations, schools and churches in their communities. Their participation is strictly a personal choice and is not regulated by the Department of Defense. 

Send an email request to the 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs Office with the following information:

Event Date/Time:
Volunteer Times:
Misc Info:
To sign up/get more info:

*Submitting a request does not guarantee you will receive support.

Contact information

Sheppard Public Affairs
419 Avenue G, Bldg. 400, Ste. 129
Sheppard AFB, TX 76311


Story ideas

How do I submit a story or story idea for the base paper or website?

Story submissions and/or story ideas should be sent to the Public Affairs office via email at 82TRWPA.1@us.af.mil.

Media Requests

All media queries and requests for interviews must be coordinated through the public affairs office. We look forward to working with media outlets to share our Air Force story.

Civic Outreach

Public Affairs is the focal point for providing information on Sheppard Air Force Base issues, programs and base events to Airmen, the community and members of the news media. The staff provides speakers for civic organizations in the community, submits information to the weekly newspaper, and is the commander's liaison between the base and local media organizations. All media requests concerning Sheppard people, programs and events must be coordinated through Public Affairs.

Aerial Requests

Community Relations helps facilitate flyovers and static display requests that Sheppard AFB performs nationwide. To start a request, you will need to submit a DD Form 2535 online at www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil and receive approval from the Air Force Aerial Events office at the Pentagon.
Once you have approval from the Pentagon, flyovers are considered for aviation-related and patriotic observances held in conjunction with Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, POW/MIA Day or Veterans Day. There are some exceptions to policies; those not meeting the criteria can possibly be approved one-time only as an Exception-to-Policy event, provided there is sufficient rationale for support. *The request process takes approximately 90 days to complete.

Hometown News

Want to let folks back home know about your accomplishments? Visit Defense Media Activity's Joint Hometown News Release website and click on "Click here to get started!" Complete the online DD Form 2266 and submit it for distribution.