DA Photo Request

The National Guard Bureau and the Army are implementing the Visual Information Order System (VIOS) in order to manage and track production and expenses.  In doing so, all requests for DA and Command photos are now required to be scheduled by the requester through the online VIOS system.

DA Photo Request Instructions

There are two ways to access the site. Users with CAC readers should go to  www.vios.army.mil.  Users without CAC readers should go to www.vios-akoeast.army.mil and login using their AKO username and password.

Once a new user has accessed the site they should follow the steps below to establish an account and request a service.

  1. Select the eastern side of the United States map.
  2. Select your digital certificate, then click ok (CAC enabled users only)
  3. Determine the type of user you are after reading the user descriptions. Most customers will be new users.  Select the “new user button” on the right side of the screen.
  4. Using the drop down box select your installation.  Louisiana National Guard customers will select Louisiana ARNG, then select continue.
  5. Select the 3903 work order image.
  6. Complete your customer contact information (note this is a onetime process and your shipping address will be the same as your current address).
  7. Select next to continue.
  8. You are now ready to submit a work request. Follow the prompts to complete your request submission.
  9. Type in DA Photo or Command Photo
  10. Select Photography, click next
  11. Select type of Photography:  DA Photo
  12. Select the purpose
  13. Select Enlisted or Officer and follow the drop down prompts
  14. Select the studio either Jackson Barracks or Camp B
  15. Select the calendar to view available appointments
  16. Quantity:  1
  17. Add any additional comment for the request.  No cost estimate is needed
  18. Select Submit to process your request

PHOTO APPOINTMENTS: Available Thursdays at Jackson Barracks and every other Wednesday at Camp Beauregard from 0800-1200hrs and 1300-1700hrs. The DA Photo Lab locations are:  Jackson Barracks JFHQ Building, PAO Office and at Camp Beauregard, Building 496.

PASSPORT AND OTHER PHOTO REQUESTS:  Note that when submitting a work order for a passport or change of command photo you must select the DA Photo option under Type of Photography.  DO NOT SELECT Head and Shoulders /Passport, you will not be able to schedule an appointment under this option.

If you have specific photo related issues contact the DA Photo Lab/MSgt Toby Valadie at 504-278-8665 or email: toby.m.valadie.mil@mail.mil


5 thoughts on “DA Photo Request

  • September 6, 2016 at 8:15 am

    MSG Valadie, I left a phone message regarding an appointment for a DA photo. My name is Kim Watkins (CPT) and I need an up to date DA photo. I was unsuccessful at scheduling using the link. Please give me a call to schedule. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

    CPT Watkins

  • September 6, 2016 at 9:26 am

    CPT Watkins,

    We have forwarded your message to MSG Valadie. We also removed your number for your security. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

  • November 29, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Hello This CPT Farabaugh with the 7232 MSU and we stay at the barracks for our Drills. I need a DA Photo and tried to access the site with the Link Above. I need a DA Photo and would like to schedule for January 5 2016 if possible as we have drill that coming weekend. Can you please give me a call to schedule. 814-244-5194.

    CPT Farabaugh

  • January 16, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I was in the Washington Art. from 1970 to1976. I am trying to get copies of my discharge papers so I can get a military picture ID.

  • January 18, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Your message has been forwarded to the records department.

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