Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Communication Strategy & Operations (COMMSTRAT) supports MCBH commanders and staffs in the region and installation with media engagement, visual information acquisition and production capabilities, and communications strategy.
COMMSTRAT support include,s but are not limited to:
- Communication Counsel - Serve as trusted advisors to commanders and staffs with regards to communication and visual information.
- Research - Use quantitative and qualitative research to inform decisions/actions.
- Planning & Integration - Support operational/Service planning, develop communication plans and lead communication synchronization.
- Assessment & Evaluation - Measure performance and effectiveness of pre-identified objectives.
- Issue Management - Identify, mitigate and respond to potential or emerging issues
- Engagement - Engage publics via traditional and social media, face-to-face outreach.
- Concept Development.- Apply commanders’ intent into communication products and plans.
- Imagery Acquisition - Capture still and motion media.
- Product Creation - Combine/edit media into finished communication or visual information products.
- Product Dissemination - Transmit, publish or provide finished products to intended audience or requesting customer.
- Product Management - Manage communication and visual information products from acquisition to archive.
- Crisis Communication - Respond to crises while protecting the Marine Corps’ reputation.
- Marketing - Support Headquarters Marine Corps communication efforts.
- Training - Provide COMMSTRAT communication or visual imagery acquisition training to MCBH tenant commands, joint force, interagency or partner nations.
COMMSTRAT consists of two internal sections, the Digital & Media Engagement section and the Visual Information section.
- The Digital and Media Engagement section provides MCBH and tenant activities with external media, digital engagement and public web support and training in support of the Commander’s communication goals and priorities. The Digital and Media Engagement section will coordinate and consolidate all media and digital engagement requirements for maximum utilization of resources.
- The Visual Information section will coordinate VI requirements for maximum utilization of resources. The VI section is separated into three sections: Graphics section, Photo section and Video section.
- Combat Photographers and Combat Videographers are trained to support imagery requirements within the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. These operational requirements include, but are not limited to: information operations; intelligence activities; battle damage assessment; civil affairs; historical documentation; legal; investigative; forensics; and, media engagement support.
- Combat Graphics Specialists and Visual Information Specialists (Civilian) provide a full range of digital/traditional graphic design and reproduction capabilities. This includes black and white high volume reproduction, color reproduction, booklet making, binding, handbills, paper drilling, and lamination for field products.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
ATTN: COMMSTRAT Office
S-3/5 Current Operations
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863-3002
Noise Advisory (808) 257-8832
Community Relations (808) 257-8876
Media Office (808) 257-8870
Visual Information Officer (808) 257-1364
Emergency 24-hour Number - Command Duty Officer (808) 257-8457 / (808) 330-9636
Websites and Social Media:
Imagery Archive: https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/MCBH
All Non-Federal Entity Requests.
All Non-Federal Entities (NFE) requesting support from Marine Corps Base Hawaii shall submit the NFE Request Form for consideration. This form is designed for NFEs and private organizations to use in requesting support from Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The information provided is needed to process this request. Forms with incomplete sections will be returned to the requestor. Send this form to the Public Affairs Office not less than 60 days, but no more than 90 days in advance of a scheduled program and/or period of requested support. Please understand all Armed Forces units have specific military duties and training requirements which must take priority over previously scheduled support for an NFE. Participation in public events and programs will only be authorized when it is in the best interests of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Marine Corps, will not interfere with mission or training requirements, and is not legally objectionable. Department of Defense policies require that Armed Forces participation in public events may be provided at no additional cost to the Government.
Community Relations Requests.
Color/Honor Guard and Exhibit/Equipment Participation. Requests for Non-Aviation and Aerial support will be submitted using DD Form 2536 http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/forms/dd/dd2536.pdf or DD Form 2535 http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/forms/dd/dd2535.pdf. These forms should be submitted to the MCB Hawaii Public Affairs Office not less than 30 day, but no more than 90 days in advance of a scheduled program. Participation in public programs will only be authorized when such support is in the best interest of the Department of Defense and MCB Hawaii, and does not interfere with mission or training programs. In all cases, operational commitments must take priority and can cause previously scheduled appearances to be cancelled.
Youth organizations leaders (JROTCs, Scouts, Sea Cadets, etc.) desiring to hold a leadership/training camp aboard MCB Hawaii shall submit the NFE Request Form for consideration. This form is designed for NFEs and private organizations to use in requesting support from Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The information provided is needed to process this request. Forms with incomplete sections will be returned to the requestor. Send this form to the Public Affairs Office not less than 60 days, but no more than 90 days in advance of a scheduled program and/or period of requested support. Camps should be limited in size to 80 persons, and should be no more than seven days long.
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band.
If you're interested in having the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band perform at an event, please call (808) 257-7040 or (808) 257-7350.
To view photographs from MCB Hawaii units or events, please visit our archive. https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/MCBH#.VbFi8Dbvqit
To view archived news stories, please visit our News Page.
To view archived press releases, please visit our Base Press Releases Page. http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/News/PressReleases.aspx
To View archived Hawaii Marine newspapers, please visit the Hawaii Marine page. https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/630/hawaii-marine#.VbFioTbvqis
For information on the aircraft stationed aboard MCB Hawaii, please refer to the Military Aviation on Oahu pamphlet. http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/Portals/114/WebDocuments/PublicAffairs/AviationAssets.pdf
For information on Waterfront Operations aboard MCB Hawaii, please refer their pamphlet. http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/Portals/114/WebDocuments/PublicAffairs/WaterfrontOperations.pdf
For information on the Marine Corps Community Services aboard MCB Hawaii, please refer to their website. http://mccshawaii.com/