122nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

  The 122nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office provides first class internal information, media relations, community relations and security and policy review. The main goals of the 122nd FW/PA office are to provide trusted counsel to base leadership and keep the work force fully informed and engaged with complete and accurate information while publicizing to the American public and elected officials the "Blacksnakes" mission, key Air Force messages and the accomplishments of our people.
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tour requests



Tours of the 122nd FW are limited and reserved
for recruitable ages
i.e., ROTCs, JROTCs and high school groups.

The best opportunity for the public to tour the
122nd FW is during the
Fort Wayne Air Show
and Open House on July 6-7, 2019.


honor guard requests

        Please send
Honor Guard requests to:

SMSgt Eric Butler



Armed forces participation in public events

Flyover and static display requests


How do I request a Flyover or Static Display?

To have your patriotic holiday observance or aviation-related event, such as an air show, considered for fly-over or static display support, please follow these steps:

In order for us to consider your event, you must first gain Pentagon approval by going to the Air Force aerial events website. Follow the steps online to complete a DD Form 2535, Request for Aerial Support.

With your portion of the form completed and printed out, please fax your request to the appropriate FAA Flight Standards District Office for air space approval.

Not sure which FSDO serves your area? Click here

Once you have your completed form with FAA approval, you are now ready to submit your request to the Pentagon for approval. 

Email completed DD 2535 to USAFAerialEvents@mail.mil 

Once you have received a SAF-PAN approval number, you may contact the 122nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office to request support of your event. Please include all pertinent information including Name, event, location, date and time of event, and approval number.

Public Affairs will guide you through the remainder of the process. It is important to keep in mind that although you have received Pentagon approval, ultimate participation approval is determined by 122nd Fighter Wing leadership based on available resources, community relations impact, support in past years and other factors.

It is important to begin your request at least 60 days in advance of your scheduled event in order to allow enough time for all the coordination to be made. No requests submitted within 35 days of your event will be considered.




*Please, no solicitations. This is an official government website. We cannot accept any requests for advertisements or business/personal promotions.*

―The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the 122nd Fighter Wing, the United States Air Force, or the Department of Defense of the external Web site, or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Services/Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of the Web site. (AFI35-107-5.2.11)

studio hours

Walk-In Times 

 Official Air Force Portraits

Weekday Photos by Appointment 

Call 478.3314 or 478.3477

RSD Hours

Saturday 10:00-11:00 and 13:00-14:00

Sunday 10:00-11:00

Building 780 Room 132





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media relations


Media Relations is one of the primary means for achieving the Public Affairs core competencies of Airman morale and readiness, public trust and support and global influence and deterrence.

Public Affairs works with the news media to provide interviews, coordinate visits and to respond to queries. We seek every opportunity to tell the 122nd Fighter Wing story by reaching the public through local, regional and national news media organizations.

122nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Call: 260.478.3314/ DSN 778.3314
Email: MSgt Bridgett J. Harper, Community Engagement Manager 




The best place to download hi-res photos and videos from the Fort Wayne Indiana Air National Guard is the 122nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs page on DVIDS (Defense Visual Information Distribution Service). The 122nd FW/PA's page can be found at


You need to create an account to download photos and videos, but anyone can do it and it only takes a few minutes. Once you have created an account, you can download any photos and videos you would like!

Air Force Branding and Trademark Licensing

Looking to use the USAF brand or trademark? Check out AFI 35-114, Air Force Branding and Trademark Licensing Program for guidance on use of the Air Force symbol and go to www.trademark.af.mil for more information.