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27 Special Operations Wing Staff Agencies

What is the WSA?

The 27th SOW staff agencies provide command management and a wide variety of services to almost everyone on base. The agencies working directly for the wing commander, vice wing commander and the command chief include: the Air Operations Squadron, the Comptroller Squadron, Wing Administration, Protocol, Public Affairs, Wing Plans, the Inspector General, Staff Judge Advocate, Wing Safety, Equal Opportunity, the Base Historian, Chapel, Command Post, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, and Cannon's Senior Enlisted Advisor.
Public Affairs

Background and Purpose

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.


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.


It is the responsibility of all Air Commandos to tell the Air Force story. Whether they are 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 Public Affairs to prepare all Air Commandos to be credible, intelligent, and articulate spokespersons for the Air Force.

Studio Photography

Official biography photos (head and shoulders) are taken Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment; application/award photos (full-length) are only taken Thursdays during those times. Members will be required to fill out an AF Form 833 prior to their photo appointment.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 selecting/approving an image before they leave their appointment (along with obtaining their print before departure). 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.

All images undergo a Quality Control process and are delivered electronically to the member following their appointment. Members are responsible for saving that digital file; PA does not maintain imagery indefinitely and lost files will be at no fault of the PA office. Members will need to re-take photos by appointment if original files are not properly maintained and needed beyond PA disposition.  

STUDIO APPOINTMENT: Call 575-784-4131 to book appointments.

PA Support Requests

To request photo or video support, please complete sections 7-12, 18-22 and 24 of the AF Form 833. Send the form via e-mail to 27SOWPA.publicaffairs@us.af.mil

Public Affairs can loan out photo, video and select A/V equipment to units if we are unable to support a request. To request self-help equipment, call 575-784-4131.

Submission Ideas

PA is NOT all-knowing and often needs the help of fellow Air Commandos to know what is going on around the wing.


To recommend a story idea or submit an article or photograph for publication consideration, e-mail us at 27SOWPA.publicaffairs@us.af.mil. Requests will be handled in the order they are received and PA will respond accordingly.


27th SOW Headquarters  

100 Air Commando Way  

Building 1  



27th SOW Command Post  



27th SOW Chapel  

104 W Albright Ave  

Building 58  



27th SOW Legal  

101 S Air Commando Way  

Building 60  



27th SOW Public Affairs  

100 Air Commando Way 

Building 1; Ste 103  



27th SOW Equal Opportunity  

110 E Alison Ave  

Building 600  



27th SOCPTS  

110 E Alison Ave  

Building 600