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Marine Corps Base Hawaii - Communication Strategy & Operations

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 consists of 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.

 

Administrative Photography Studio Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 0730-1100 and 1300-1430.

Tuesday & Thursday - 0730-1100 only. Closed in the afternoons for training and field day.

No appointments necessary, walk right in! For promotion photographs, a signed off Height & Weight Verification Letter is required.

Contact Information

By Mail:

 Marine Corps Base Hawaii

 ATTN: COMMSTRAT Office

 S-3/5 Current Operations

 Box 63002

 Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863-3002

 

By E-mail:

kbaz_commstrat@usmc.mil

 

Phone Numbers:

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:

Website: http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/UnitHome.aspx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarineCorpsBaseHawaii

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcbhcommstrat/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mcbhcommstrat

Imagery Archive: https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/MCBH
Non-Federal Entity and External 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 Community Relations 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/Camps.

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.

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