Minnesota National Guard studio photography

Our studios in Cottage Grove and Camp Ripley provide a wide range of studio photography to include General Officer Management Office (GOMO), passport, ISOPREP, DA and Command photos. We serve all military branches.

The Minnesota National Guard has suspended DA photo operations due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Per Department of Army guidance, effective August 1, 2020, the requirement for officer, warrant officer and enlisted selection boards to include the DA photo as part of the board file is suspended. Data that identifies a Soldier's race, ethnicity and gender on the ORB and ERB will be redacted as a part of the board file. These changes will help ensure that selection boards are as fair and impartial as possible. 

Schedule or request a DA or command photo

DA and command photos should be scheduled through the Visual Information Ordering Site, or VIOS, at https://vios.army.mil. For best results, copy and paste the address into your browser.

Instructions for using the VIOS website and entering a work request 

Cottage Grove Armory Studio
8180 Belden Blvd, Cottage Grove, MN, 55016
Appointment Hours: Tuesdays 0900-1400, Thursdays 0900-1400

Camp Ripley TACC
15000 Highway 115, Little Falls, MN, 56345
Appointment Hours: By request

Minnesota National Guard DA photo SOP

AR 640-30 DA photo regulation

Official Air Force photographs

133rd Airlift Wing Studio in St. Paul

148th Fighter Wing in Duluth

Graphic Design and Printing

With the assistance of the J6 print shop and government contractors, the Minnesota National Guard public affairs office has a limited ability to design and produce visual marketing products. This includes charts, graphs, posters, logos and visual materials for television, motion pictures, printed publications, displays, presentations and exhibits for military events and activities.