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Communication Strategy and Operations
Formerly Public Affairs and Combat Camera

The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Communication Strategy and Operations (COMMSTRAT) section is organized and structured to provide MCAS Cherry Point and authorized tenant activities with community relations, graphics support, still and video imagery in support of unit training, missions and operations. COMMSTRAT is located aboard MCAS Cherry Point, in Building 4279. Support can requested at our office during our normal hours of operation, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

 SUPPORT REQUESTS - All requests for COMMSTRAT support must start with this form.  Please reply to the confirmation email with any attachments you have for your request.  All requests require 7 days to process.  Provide justification for requests that require immediate turnaround. 

Photo Studio

MCAS Cherry Point Photo Studio has curtailed operations to support photo needs while also taking measures to protect force health. Studio hours are currently Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.   To access the calendar and schedule an appointment, visit our Photo Studio Reservations page at (MCEN account and CAC Req'd). or other domain account holders should request an appointment at (252) 466-4241 or  

Command Board Photos and Official Portraits: All official portraits and command board photographs are to be taken in Service “A” with ribbons and badges. Command Board Photographs contain both the American flag and the Marine Corps flag. Official portraits are any other photograph required for official use to identify positions of leadership, authority or billet that are not command specific, however it does not have the Marine Corps flag.

No-fee government passport requirements:  No-fee government passports are for government use only. The requestor will need a DD Form 1056 or copy of web orders and a non-white collared shirt.

 Download the Height and Weight Verification Form

Walk-in available:  Communication Strategy & Operations is opening the photo studio for walk-in OMPF photos the last Friday of each month.  Walk-in hours will be from 8 a.m. – noon on a first-come, first-served basis.  The uniform is Service Charlies (Last Friday) and a current signed height/weight form is required.

Media Section

The Media Section is responsible for external and internal information release, community relations, and while evaluating public opinion and maintaining credibility with the public. The Media Section is located in Bldg 4279.

Reproduction Section

The Reproduction and Graphics Section provides a full range of graphic creation, black and white printing up to 12”x18”, color printing up to 12”x18”, large format printing up to 40”, booklet making (two and three fold), binding, and lamination up to 24” wide for field products.

Photo Section

The Photo Section provides digital still acquisition, photographic printing, administrative photography, CD-ROM products and duplication and photographic restoration to customers.

Videography Section

The Videography Section provides motion media acquisition / documentation, creates motion media productions, media format conversion and DVD products and duplication.

Contact Us

Commanding Officer
Communication Strategy and Operations Office
Marine Corps Air Station
PSC Box 8013
Cherry Point, N.C. 28533-0013

COMMSTRAT: (252) 466-4241
Photo Studio: (252) 466-2904
Motion Media: (252) 466-2905
Reproduction: (252) 466-2905
Fax: (252) 466-5201

 SUPPORT REQUESTS - All requests for COMSTRAT support must start with this form.  Please reply to the confirmation email with any attachments you have for your request.


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point