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This is an online publication with an effort to connect photographers, videographers, journalists and VI planners, as well as the Public Affairs, Information Operations, Public Diplomacy, and other communities (military and civilian) who use imagery. EYE on VI includes a calendar of events, meetings, workshops, and events; professional development opportunities; links to your best work when possible, and VI Lessons Learned and Best Practices.

EYE on VI - April 2014 Issue (PDF 2.7MB)

Iron Fist 2014

Iron Fist 14 is a MARFORPAC-directed bilateral company-level amphibious landing exercise, executed within a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) environment. U.S. Marines from the 15th MEU, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) will be participating in the exercise.

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DoD Captioning Style Guide

The latest edition of the DoD Captioning Style Guide, dated 28 OCT 2013, has been released. In addition to more than three dozen new and updated entries, the "Matters of style" chapter has been moved to the front of the publication for ease of use. Furthermore, the latest Guide clarifies the standards for Released, Not Released and Not Reviewed imagery. Please download it here and share it with your colleagues.

DoD Captioning Style Guide

Malaysia Airlines SAR Efforts

Malaysia Airlines SAR Efforts

U.S. Navy P-8 aircraft assigned to VP-16 participate in the multinational Search And Rescue (SAR) effort for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Southern Indian Ocean.


Joint Combat Camera/Visual Information Smart Book

The Joint Combat Camera (COMCAM)/ Visual Information (VI) Smart Book is meant as a reference/guide for the photographer, videographer, PAO users at the customer/user/tactical level.

  • Smart Book - 2013 Edition (PDF)
  • Combat Camera (COMCAM) Capabilities Brief (PDF)  (PPT)
  • VI Planning/Operations Snapshot Template (PDF)   (PPT)

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DoDI 5040.07 "VI Productions" provides the authorities, policies and procedures to ensure OSD, OJCS, the Military Departments, and Defense Agencies can produce or acquire high quality and cost effective VI productions to meet their communication requirements. Please note all earlier versions of DoDI 5040.07 and DoDI 5040.09 have been rescinded.