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The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Multimedia Service Center is located in Building 800 Room 119. Our mission encompasses virtually every type of media in the areas of photography, graphics, video production and self-help in support of the 914th Airlift Wing mission.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 -11 am 1-4 pm.

An AF Form 833 must be received prior to any multimedia work.

For Army DA photo information click here

Photography Services

Studio hours are Monday through Friday 9 -11 am 1-4 pm

Studio Photography - Full service photo studio official portraits (head and shoulders), special duty full length photos.

For Wing Level requirements and higher no appointments are necessary.

Passport, Visa and ISOPREP photos.

Location photography

 Wing level officiated events and higher.
 Customers should schedule requests at least 48 hours in advance on an AF Form 833.

Army DA photos by appointment only

Alert PhotoAlert Photography (after normal duty hours) support is authorized under the following circumstances:

  • Criminal damage to government property when the value of damage exceeds $500.
  • Government vehicle accidents or aircraft mishaps.
  • Major vehicle accidents on base involving privately owned vehicles when injuries, disabling vehicle damage, or damage exceeding $10,000 occur. If the vehicles can be moved from the accident scene under their own power then disabling damage has not occurred.
  • Criminal investigations other than petty offenses, when photo documentation is required to preserve evidence. Examples are battery cases when marks are present on the victim(s) or at crime scenes established by SFOI or OSI. SFOI or OSI may request alert photo support for any ongoing investigation.
  • Other circumstances outside the scope of this policy when requested by 914 SFS/CC or a group commander or above.

 In cases where evidence or the scene is likely to decay, be destroyed, or be tampered with the Alert Photographer should be called. When the scene is reasonably static and/or time permits then the requester should contact the Public Affairs Office for photo support during the next normal duty day.

Unauthorized Use

Although we are a customer-oriented service, there are limits to the products and services we can provide due to AFI 35-109, public law and local policy.

 -Souvenirs, personal gifts, mementos, scrapbooks, farewell gifts, office pictures and other items for personal use are unauthorized. PA resources are not authorized to document farewell parties or social events unless certified as newsworthy or have historical value.

 · PA resources are not authorized to create products used for entertainment during farewell parties or social events.

 · Copyrighted materials cannot be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder, unless cleared in writing as "fair use" by the legal office.

 · PA imagery is not altered IAW DODI 5040.05, Alteration of Official DOD imagery unless exempted.

 · Use of PA for MWR programs and other activities that involve revenue generating activities is not authorized.

 - The installation PA office is not funded, equipped, or manned to replace services provided by the Document Automation Production Service (DAPS). According to DODI 5330.3, Document Automation and Production Service (DAPS), the Air Force must obtain automated printing services from DAPS. Reproduction is limited to 30 tabloid size (11 x 17) or smaller copies of products and no more than five copies of products larger than tabloid size.

Graphics Service

Graphics support as well as Interactive Multimedia Instruction, Career Development Course and technical training essential support.

Digital files and high resolution prints (camera-ready masters) are provided for reproduction. The illustrative team creates and designs various types of visual aids such as charts, maps, illustrations as well as graphic support for certificates on behalf of active duty and government civilians.

An AF Form 833 must be received prior to any work being done.

Self-Help Center

The self-help center offers a self-help portrait studio. Still and video cameras, public address equipment, such as speakers, microphones, podiums and screens are available for check out on a first-come, first-served basis for official use only. Customers fill out an Air Force Form 1297 and are responsible for transportation and setup for all equipment.

Visual information service can provide beginner-level photography training classes by appointment.

Army DA photos

DA photos are by appointment only (Tuesdays only).
If there are special any special requirements, times or days please fill out block "22 Description and Special Instructions" on the multimedia work request form linked below. While we will do our best to accommodate this is a high tempo office.

The DA Photo begins with the soldier. Taking the time to ensure your uniform is properly fitted and reflects only the awards and citations annotated on your ERB/ORB is the first step in creating a good DA Photo. Our photographers and staff can assist you by inspecting your uniform and pointing out obvious flaws, i.e. wrinkles, improper fit, damage, but it is your responsibility to ensure awards, decorations, unit crests and badges are worn correctly and match your ERB/ORB.

Photographers will not alter the photograph, to include adding new rank, ribbons, stars or erasing waistlines or wrinkles by using photo imaging software such as cloning or healing tools.

An AF Form 833 must be received prior to any multimedia work (Do not send in scanned document).

Helpful links:

AR 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms
AR 640-30, Photographs for Military Personnel Files
U.S. Army Human Resources Command
Department of the Army Photo Management Information System (DAPMIS)

Contact Information

Comm: 716-236-2345
DSN: 238-2345

Email - 914aw.pa@us.af.mil