Photographic coverage and digital production for official events, training, chronicles of accidents, disasters, and investigations.
Support for all major commands and tenant organizations except 1st Marine Division which is supported by Division Combat Camera: (760) 725-5528. 1st MLG is supported by 1st MLG Combat Camera: 763-6238.
Customer Service: (760) 725-6182, DSN 365-6182
Duty Photographer Cell Phone: (760) 207-1443
***DO NOT CONTACT THE DUTY CELL PHONE FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING HOURS OF OPERATIONS, WHAT YOU NEED FOR PHOTOGRAPHS, OR ANY OTHER NON EMERGENCY RELATED ITEM***
United States Marine Corps
Base Combat Camera
Camp Pendleton, California 92055-5021
Hours of Operation
Promotion Photos, Command Board / Official Passport / INS
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
*** A valid Military I.D. is required for all Photo requests ***
Promotion Photos (Electronic)
Promotion photos are sent electronically to MMSB per MarAdmin 463/01 For specific information pertaining to promotion photo regulations refer to MCO P1070. 12K "IRAM" paragraph 2000-2002.
MARADMIN 0003/09: TRANSMISSION AND FILING OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF)
The submission requirements for promotion photos have changed. Regardless of rank or body fat percentage, EVERY promotion photo will now require height/weight and body fat (when required) to be certified by the Marine's senior leadership (CO/XO/SgtMaj/1stSgt). Click here to download the required form.
As of 20 January 2009, all Marines utilizing MCB Camp Pendleton Combat Camera's photo studio will be required to provide proof of ht/wt certification prior to a promotion photo being taken. Attached is the ComCam form to be signed by the certifier and provided to the studio. READ: As of this date, Marines without certification will be turned away.
All promotion photos taken prior to 20 January 2009 will still be valid for any selection board convening within a 12 month period of the date the photo was taken. Using these photos will not harm the Marine at the board.
We do not provide hard copies or digital copies for promotion photos. Package photos require a hard copy and are not submitted to MMSB. If you need both, Combat Camera needs a letter of justification from an OIC or Commanding Officer.
The Photographer is not responsible for your personal appearance, ribbon placement, or information. We do not clip, tape, or digitally alter photos. It is your responsibility to be squared away before taking your photo.
Command Board Portraits (5x7 and 8x10)
Battalion level and above only (per Base Order 3104)
Marine of the Quarter
NCO of the Quarter
Official Passport Photos
Passport (dark civilian collared shirt and DD1056 (supplied by parent command) are required per MCO 5512.4N(b)Immigration/Naturalization/Citizenship (dark civilian collared shirt required per MCO 5512.4N(b)
The Photographic Department provides documentation of all official historical events, command/unit special events, and training. These images are then incorporated into a web style photo gallery compact disk.
Minor retouching, cropping and editing is done in accordance with order DoDD 5040.5 "Alteration of Official DoD Imagery"
Up to 11x17 flatbed scanning
35mm film scanning
Legal support to include investigative imagery, forensic evidence, mishap documentation, land use imagery, and damage assessment.
A duty photographer is posted 24 hours a day in support of Provost Marshal's Office and can be contacted through the Desk Sergeant at (760) 725-5106.