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Studio Photography

We support all U.S. Department of Defense personnel assigned to Nellis Air Force Base or the Las Vegas area.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only accepting appointments for mission-essential purposes:

  • Commanders, command chiefs, group superintendents, first sergeants
    • ‚ÄčAir Force: Wing level or above
    • Army: Brigade level or above
    • Navy/Marines: Regiment/fleet level or above
  • Identifiable positions such as SARC, JAG, ADC, etc. where visual identification is absolutely mandatory
  • Award winners (not nominees) for wing level or above
  • Proof of DoD requirement for other services must be provided before appointment

DoD has eliminated photos from all promotion packages for all branches. These photos will no longer be taken at the Nellis Studio.

If you would like a photo and it doesn't meet the above criteria, Nellis Life Marketing Services has a fee-based photo studio on base. 


  • Official Photos
    • Head & Shoulder (Mondays and Wednesdays)
    • Full Length Photos (Fridays)
  • Chain-of-command photo prints will be provided for leadership and the squadron-level and above (commander, deputy/vice commander, command chief and first sergeant) as well as quarterly and annual award winners at the wing-level and above.
  • Electronic copies of official photos will be emailed to all requestors at official government email addresses only. Requestors requiring a printed copy should confirm the size prior to their appointment and provide written justification of the requirement.
    • The Studio is only equipped to print 2x2, 4x6, 3x5, 5x7 or 8x10 (in.) glossy prints.

Be Prepared

Please ensure your uniform is ready and serviceable before your appointment. If the uniform is not ready by the scheduled time, you will be forced to reschedule for another day and time. It is your responsibility to ensure your uniform, badges, ribbons, devices and accessories meet or exceed your military service requirements, standards or instructions.

Our photographers are Airmen. Service members from other branches are encouraged to bring someone to look over uniform items.

General Officer Photos

Call 702-652-7469 to schedule an appointment.

Phone scheduling is required to better allocate extra time to complete printing tasks and administrative responsibilities.

AFI35-101 7.14

Once the Nellis Photography Studio returns to normal status, it traditionally provides support for the following missions in accordance with AFI35-101 7.14.

  • General officer portraits. 
  • Portraits for commanders’ awareness programs for displays of the chain of command in facilities. This includes commanders from the squadron up to the wing or garrison level in unit hierarchy, as well as command chiefs and first sergeants.
  • Portraits to display key staff from prominent support agencies such as the wing or installation IG, sexual assault response coordinators, area defense counsel, equal opportunity, and others not listed here.
  • Application processes for special duty assignments in accordance with AFMAN 36-2032, Military Recruiting and Accessions.
  • Applications for special programs or specialized units.
  • Required support via memorandum of agreement to isolated organizations from other branches of the DoD which have no organic support. Memorandums of agreement should include unit monetary reimbursement for any requirements involving unique photographic equipment, all expendable photo supplies, etc.
  • Any request for photographic studio support not listed above but specifically approved by the wing or garrison commander.

Schedule Appointment

Schedule an appointment using this link:

An appointment reminder will be sent to the email provided, and the Public Affairs Office will be in touch to confirm your request meets the current requirements. Appointments for photographs that are not supported will be deleted.

Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled appointment time.

Studio Address

PA has moved to Bldg. 11
99th Wing Headquarters
4430 Grissom Ave, Suite 107

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please email or call 702-652-7469.