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.

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

Starting June 1, 2020, additional health and safety measures will be put into place for DA photos in response to COVID-19. Customers will be required to wear a facial covering to their appointment and must arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment. Walk-in appointments will not be allowed. Customers will be screened prior to their appointment using the COVID-19 screening questionnaire. Personnel who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be rescheduled.

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.