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In order to continue to serve Marines, the Marine Corps Base Quantico CommStrat photo studio is reducing hours. Starting October 5th, the studio will be open 0800-1600 Monday through Wednesday (by appointment ONLY) and closed Thursday and Friday until further notice. This measure is to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19 for the Marines and our customers in the studio. We still want to support career progression for all Marines, but please stay home if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Photo Studio Hours of Operation:

See hours above

Phone: 703 784-2704


The photographic section provides support for MCINCR-MCB Quantico and designated tenant organizations in a technically proficient manner. We provide administrative photography to include: Promotion photos, official command board photos, official passports, ISOPrep photos, citizenship and naturalization photos, as well as 360 degree photos in PT gear. We also provide operational coverage, based on order of precedence and advance notification, to include: base exercises, community outreach events, change of command/ relief and appointment ceremonies, retirement ceremonies for the rank of E9/CWO5/06 and higher, and official passport photos for deploying units. Additional official requests will be considered based upon photographer availability. A 24-hour duty photographer is available to all tenant commands aboard MCBQ.  The Duty photographer will respond to any routine or emergency calls from Provost Marshall’s Office (PMO), Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Base Fire Department, and the Marine Corps Air Facility (MCAF) Crash Fire and Rescue.


For administrative photography services please bring the following:

Official command board photo: official command billet description appointment letter or letter stating you won a battalion level or higher board.

Official passports: web orders or a DD1056 form

Citizenship or naturalization photo: citizenship letter from legal

Specific photo for a board, etc.: the MARADMIN or order stating photograph specifications COMMSTRAT does not support non-official or personal photography requests.