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Public Affairs Office

The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Public Affairs Office (PAO) provides timely and accurate information to our base personnel, families and the public.  We provide video, still photography, web-based and social media products to help keep our key audiences informed of important events aboard the installation.  We provide community relations, media and TV and film production outreach on one of the most historically significant and strategically important U.S. military bases in the world. 

JBPHH PAO Focal Points:

PHOTO STUDIO:  We support all tenant commands of JBPHH and surrounding agencies if needed.  The photo studio is open Tuesday - Thursday from 0800 to 1100 with 30-minute time slots.  At this time, we are not accepting walk-ins, and appointments are on a first come-first serve basis.  Services include official portraits for awards, packages, and passports.  For other inquiries or more information, please see below for contact information. 

MEDIA/PHOTO ESCORTS:  We count on our ‘temporary’ help for a lot of these – a little OJT training on what to look out for, etc. combined with reading the SOP that is on the shared drive.

  • Local/national news organizations for real world/news events

  • Historic partners support requests:  photo shoots/interviews/news reporting/events for: USS Missouri Museum; Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum; NOAA; National Park Service/Pacific Historic Parks

TV/FILM INDUSTRY SUPPORT:  After NAVINFO West or NRH Media OPS work up a project, the JB folks (and NRH team as available) usually have it for action.  This includes:

  • Scouting locations (gleaned w/phone calls and meetings if possible):  MC1 at one point had thought about collecting a folder of the typical locations asked about for projects, i.e., USS Missouri Memorial, Nob Hill, Hospital Point, etc.  He thought it might help streamline the scouting process.

  • Base access coordination: Working w/the projects locations manager, JB team collects and submits all base access requests.  It’s extra work – but it keeps Pass and ID from being overwhelmed with a project while taking care of routine requests (the project goes through our office).

  • Execution – base access/escorts as needed; base camp set-up; monitoring of base camp and shooting locations; final inspection of all areas used after project completion.

  • Monthly COMREL White Boat/Harbor Tour (around the 3rd Thursday of every month).  JB team coordinates with NPS/AZ Boat Detachment; organizes or solicits an interested primary ‘group’ then backfills with standing requests/groups

  • Assists Environmental PAO with cleanup (Fish ponds, Ahua Reef)

  • Make-a-Wish/Dream Foundation visits (average four to six a year)

  • Coordinate support for ship/sub tours (with MIDPAC OPS and SUBPAC PAO); base tours as available

  • Coordinate any school/JROTC visits

  • Base access coordination/escort as needed (SECNAV 5512s collected and submitted)

  • Itineraries built from base commands and tenant organizations

  • Reservations for school visits to the historic partners (usually part of a larger tour/JROTC group)

  • While the USAF Band of the West and PACFLT bands both have operations desks, as do both honor guards/color guards, our JB team routinely passes requests received as a courtesy heads-up.  We are usually asked to confirm those units’ support

  • INDOPACOM TASKORD coordination.  Again – both bands/color guards are monitoring, but we always are requested by PACFLT/INDOPACOM for confirmation of support for those events.

  • In addition to the week’s events around 07 DEC, we occasionally design/execute ceremonies.  We played a big part in both JBPHH and CNRH change of command ceremonies; support and execute NRH and JBC ceremonies/groundbreakings/ribbon-cuttings/proclamations.

  • NOAA and FAA occasionally look to us to help coordinate base access for visitors or events.  NOAA does have a list of duty escorts because of the need to rapidly escort news teams to the IRC in real-world emergencies (hurricanes/tsunamis).  FAA does not have that capability, and occasionally requests base access coordination for school groups

DV/VIP escort support for INDOPACOM and PACFLT (i.e., we escort the RIMPAC DV Embarks to the flight line terminal rather than submit base access requests).

Points of Contact:

  • Photo Studio: 808-448-0760

  • Community Relations Manager: 808-473-2924

  • Social Media/Graphics: 808-473-2895

  • Director: 808-473-2926 

  • Base Operator: 808-449-7110

  • Duty Phone: 808-371-5189 

JBPHH Social Media Platforms:

To view a directory of U.S. Navy Units and social media channels, click the following hyperlink: Social Media Directory & Guidance
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