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Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs

Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs is focused on delivering truthful, credible, accurate and timely information to key audiences in order to enhance their understanding and appreciation for Air Force capabilities and contributions to national security, while maintaining due regard for privacy and communication security.


Public Affairs Requests

Please use the below link to access the request form for Public Affairs. Once you have completed the form, please send to:

Public Affairs Request Form

Public Affairs Mission

Public Affairs
Provide strategic counsel, operational planning, and tactical execution of communication as a function of the Air Force mission, joint combat operations, and national security objectives.

Support Air Force strategic communication objectives by producing high-quality products and programming services that are informative and entertaining for audiences worldwide.

PA Purpose

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. The triad of Public Affairs practitioners, bandsmen, and broadcasters is dedicated to executing the Public Affairs mission for the Air Force. The triad uses its resources to research, plan, execute, and evaluate communication strategies and tactics.

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

PA COre Competencies

The five Public Affairs core competencies are directly linked to the Air Force Core Competencies. The core competencies provide the Public Affairs triad with the vision to integrate information into operations at home and in an expeditionary role. The core competencies are supported by five key processes and process improvements constituting the way the Air Force conducts Public Affairs.

These five competencies are:

  • Trusted Counsel to Leaders
  • Airman Morale and Readiness
  • Public Trust and Support
  • Global Influence and Deterrence
  • Public Affairs Readiness

Visual Information Mission

Visual Information is information in the form of visual representations of persons, places, and/or things. VI professionals create, develop record, assemble, and enhance visual and audio data into meaningful information. VI includes still photography, motion photography, audio, video, computer-based products, and graphics. VI excludes alphabetic, symbolic, or coded data. VI production is the process of structuring data from two or more media into a cohesive linear or non-linear format or product according to a plan or a script.

Vi Products & Services

VI materials generated or acquired by Air Force members, employees, or contractors in conducting official duties are the property of the United States Air Force. Personal use of VI materials for sale or any other reason not directly related to an official Air Force activity is prohibited. Use of personally-owned or self-help equipment requires users to adhere to operational security, PA, historical archiving, and information security guidelines.

Photo & Video Guidelines

Photography and video are essential elements of internal and external communication programs. Imagery conveys the mission of the Air Force internal and external audiences and helps achieve the PA core competencies of Airman morale and readiness, public trust and support, and global influence and deterrence.


Requests for a military flyover at your special event can be made through the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Support home page. 

Event organizers should be aware that military aircraft flyover requests are subject to a number of restrictions and are supported only where they do not impact operational mission accomplishment. 

Anyone requesting a military aircraft flyover must submit a completed 
DD Form 2535 to the public affairs office a minimum of 90 days prior to the event to be considered for support. 

Less than 90 days notice greatly reduces the chance that support will be available. Requests received 30 days or closer to the event will NOT be considered. 

If your event is not aviation-related or directly connected to a patriotic holiday, you must fill out an 
Exception-to-Policy (ETP) form. This form provides greater detail on the military connection to the event. Please be as comprehensive as possible. 

You may download and print out a DD Form 2535 and the Exception-to-Policy form, along with instructions for correctly filling out both forms on the 
U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Support request procedures page. 

After you have completed the process, and received your official approval number, please email the 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs workflow mailbox with your completed DD Form 2535 and include your approval number in the email.


To schedule a studio appointment please use the below link:

Studio appointments must be scheduled 24 prior to appointment time to ensure
appointment is reflected on the calendar.

Contact Us

Public Affairs:
(701) 723-6212
Call to speak with internal information, community relations, media relations, multimedia customer service, the superintendent and the office chief.

Public Affairs Request Form

For More Information

For more information on our programs and instructions, please click the links below for the individual areas of interest: