Provide communication capabilities advancing Air Force and DoD priorities through innovative video productions.


Promote an environment that challenges the imagination, inspires innovation and excels at delivering the most powerful imagery and original storytelling in the DoD.


The 3d Audiovisual Squadron is one of only two premier audiovisual production centers in the Air Force. Leveraging talent from industry experienced civilians and Airmen with experience in Public Affairs, Cyber Operations and Support functions, the 3 AVS brings high-quality long form video production to a whole new level for the communication needs of the Department of the Air Force.

Potential DAF customers can contact our Plans and Programs Division at (210) 652-6037, email afpaa.aox@us.af.mil or complete and submit an AFPAA Support Request form.



Constituted as 3 AAF Combat Camera Unit and activated on 12 Feb 1943

Inactivated on 27 Oct 1945

Consolidated (20 Oct 2009) with the 1365 Audiovisual Squadron (Combat Camera) which was activated as the 1365 Photographic Squadron on 1 Jan 1976; 1365 Audiovisual Squadron (Combat Camera) on 1 Feb 1990.

Inactivated on 1 Apr 1992

Redesignated as 3 Combat Camera Squadron on 20 Oct 2009

Activated on 23 Oct 2009

Redesignated as 3 Audiovisual Squadron on 4 Apr 2018



1 Motion Picture Unit, 12 Feb 1943; Eighth Air Force 3 Nov 1943; 8 Reconnaissance Wing (Provisional) (attached to 2 Bomb Division), 27 Feb 1944

325 Photographic Wing, Reconnaissance, 9 Aug 1944; Eighth Air Force, 6 Feb 1945

VIII Fighter Command, 16 Jul-27 Oct 1945

Aerospace Audio-Visual Service (later Aerospace Audiovisual Service), 1 Jan 1976-1 Apr 1992

Air Force Public Affairs Agency, 23 Oct 2009-present



Culver City, CA, 12 Feb 1943

Fort Hamilton, NY, 14-21 Oct 1943

Liverpool, UK, 3 Nov 1943; Camp Lynn (High Wycombe), UK, 3 Nov 1943

Cheddington, UK, 11 Nov 1943; Teddington, UK, by 31 Dec 1943

Hethel, UK, by 28 Feb 1944

Camp Lynn (High Wycombe), 22 Apr 1944-27 Oct 1945

Kelly AFB, TX, 1 Jan 1976

Lackland AFB, TX, 15 Jul 1980-1 Apr 1992

Lackland AFB, TX, 23 Oct 2009-present



World War II: European-African-Middle Eastern Theater