Visual Information (VI)

1978 20th St., Room 102
Fort Meade, MD 20755
301-677-6511

The primary office for VI services is located in Building 1978, Fort George G. Meade, MD. VI services generally operate Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.. ALL Visual Information products and services require the submission of a Department of the Army Form 3903 (Visual Information Work Order). Requests must and will be submitted/routed using the VIOS (Visual Information Ordering Site) at www.vios.army.mil (See below)

Hours of Operation


  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Photo Lab: Closed 11:15 a.m. to Noon daily for lunch
  • Schedule Photos Monday - Friday: 7:15 to 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

NOTE:  Please call 301-677-6512 during times of inclement weather to ensure the photo studio is open. If for some reason you cannot make your appointment please call so we may cancel your appointment. 

Graphic Arts

FGGM Graphics provides professional graphic design in a broad spectrum of visual media products, including original graphic artwork, signs and charts. Graphics also provides large format color printing, lamination and mounting. Work orders (DA-3903) are required for all    graphic support requests and will be submitted online only using the VIOS. The number to contact to learn more about graphic arts services is (301) 677-6843/6845.

Photographic Service

The FGGM Photo mission is to provide photo documentation of significant events and official photo studio images, such as Department of the Army, Full-Length, Head and Shoulders and Passport photos. Personnel are asked to come prepared to have their photo taken AT the allotted appointment time. All photographic requests must be made by going online using the VIOS. Official photos are by appointment only and appointment times fill quickly. The number to contact to learn more about the photo studio is (301) 677-6511.

Prior to appointment, please review: Uniform Requirements for Official Photos

Media Equipment Support

FGGM VI services include the loan and issue of audio-visual equipment, such as projectors, podiums and portable PA systems to authorized users in the FGGM area of support. Customers requesting loan and issue of VI equipment must have an authorized hand receipt record on file (DA Form 1687). Advance notice is required and the issue of VI equipment will only be available online via the VIOS. To learn more about the process and what equipment is available, contact (301) 677-9981.

Presentation Support

FGGM VI provides portable presentation support for Battalion level and above official events, such as major Garrison Installation happenings, Command programs, conferences and symposiums. All requests must be submitted on a DA-3903, which is via the VIOS. Contact (301) 677-9981 to find out more about presentation support services.

VIOS (Visual Information Ordering Site)

VIOS is a DA-mandated system whereby customers submit work requests for VI products and services electronically. Access to VIOS is accomplished in one of two ways: Using CAC credentials at www.vios.army.mil (select the East region) or via www.vios-akoeast.army.mil with AKO username and password. First time users are required to select the installation to which they belong (which will appear in a dropdown menu when credentials are initially entered). Once the installation is selected, enter the username and password again followed by depressing the “log in” button.

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