Updated: April 2021

**The 3N0X5 and 3N0X2 AFSCs have been merged into the 3N0X6 AFSC. This update will be reflected soon.

What does a 3N0X2 do?

Plans, organizes, coordinates, and conducts command information, community engagement, and media operations activities. Provides operational war fighting documentation; supports Air Force [or DOD] communication efforts by preparing material for use by internal and external audiences, and conducts broadcast and production operations. Transmits audio and video through secure and unsecure systems.

Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 3N0X2?

Tech School

77 Days - Ft Meade, MD


Mass Communications

What Does the 3N0X2 Duty Badge Look Like?

Public Affairs Badge

What are the Demographics for the 3N0X2 Career Field?







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What are the Requirements to Become a 3N0X2?


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  • A favorable evaluation of a voice audition.
  • Absence of any speech impediment, and ability to read aloud and speak distinctly.
  • Normal color vision.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment.

What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 3N0X2?

Supervises or directs documentation, broadcast, and production functions. Manages resources to support Air Force public affairs plans and programs. Coordinates messages and themes for use by internal and external audiences.

Determines equipment requirements, researches subject matter, and establishes shooting outlines. Performs operational equipment checks and preventative maintenance. Assists in selecting shooting locations. Determines camera angles, lighting, and special effects. Operates camera, lighting, microphones, and related equipment. Acquires data for captions, background material, cover stories, and logs. Ensures proper slating and identification. Performs investigative/forensic video documentation to include legal, safety, medical, and criminal requirements.

Performs historical documentation. Maintains archive library and ensures appropriate accessioning of media. Performs ground and aerial video documentation to include combat and non-combat operations.

Conducts aerial video documentation and coordinates with aircraft commander to ensure proper aircraft positioning and maneuvering. Determines techniques to be used in aerial documentation. Supports scientific analysis, test documentation, and aerial documentation requirements.

Produces news and information products to support mission requirements. Develops scripts, graphics, special effects, and audio/video material. Prepares and schedules program elements and products for distribution.

Programs, directs and hosts radio and television broadcasts. Reviews program materials for sensitivities before airing. Coordinates receipt and disposition of program materials. Operates radio and television broadcast equipment. Arranges remote broadcast coverage of special events.

Conducts media operations. Maintains liaison with media. Receives queries for news media, obtains information, coordinates answers, and gives response to news media. Establishes personal contact with local and regional news media. Receives visiting news media, makes arrangements for interviews, provides briefings, and escorts media representatives. Assists with news conferences, and establishes and operates media center. Supports Joint Hometown News Service. Conducts crisis communication. Writes and maintains accident and other contingency plans. Responds to accidents and incidents.

Conducts community engagement activities. Maintains liaison with local and regional government and civic leaders. Develops promotional material on military events of interest to surrounding civilian communities. Prepares material for presentation to civic groups, and arranges for and assists military speakers. Plans base tours, orientations and open houses for local community members.

Conducts quality review on all public affairs products prior to release. Continuously collects, measures, and analyzes communication program effectiveness.

What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 3N0X2?

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: basic communication theory; regulations and policies governing AFRTS and other public affairs activities; broadcast journalism; broadcast equipment capabilities including video camera operations, video editing systems, audio, lighting; and studio equipment; principles of video framing, compositions, visualization, storytelling, and audio and video editing; video production and documentation of military events and features; methods of researching public attitudes; release of information; community engagement practices.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory. Courses in creative arts and communications are advantageous.

Training. For award of AFSC 3N032, completion of the Broadcast Communication Specialist Course (E5ABD3N032-00AB) is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 3N052. Prior qualification in the 3N032 AFSC. Experience performing functions such as in broadcast writing, basic skills of announcing, and editing audio and video. Also experience in functions such as motion media, production, television, or technical videography or editorial and sound activities.
  • 3N072. Prior qualification in the 3N052 AFSC is mandatory. Experience performing functions such as supervising broadcast and visual information/multimedia center functions such as producing radio shows, television news stories, newscasts, and visual information productions; developing and executing communication campaigns; interpreting broadcast and production standards during product quality assurance (PQA) sessions with subordinates; and managing, supervising, developing education or training programs.

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What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N036?

  • Alconbury, United Kingdom
  • Altus, Oklahoma
  • Andersen, Guam
  • Aviano, Italy
  • Barksdale, Louisiana
  • Bolling, District Of Columbia
  • Camp Humphreys, South Korea
  • Columbus, Mississippi
  • Creech, Nevada
  • Davis-Monthan, Arizona
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Dyess, Texas
  • Eglin, Florida
  • Eielson, Alaska
  • Ellsworth, South Dakota
  • Fairchild, Washington
  • Fort George Meade, Maryland
  • Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  • Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Hill, Utah
  • Holloman, New Mexico
  • Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • Incirlik AB, Turkey
  • JB Andrews, Maryland
  • JB Charleston, South Carolina
  • JB Elmendorf-Rich, Alaska
  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JB Prl Hbr-Hickam, Hawaii
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • Kadena, Japan
  • Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Keesler, Mississippi
  • Kirtland, New Mexico
  • Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Laughlin, Texas
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Luke, Arizona
  • MacDill, Florida
  • Maxwell, Alabama
  • McConnell, Kansas
  • Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  • Minot, North Dakota
  • Misawa, Japan
  • Moody, Georgia
  • Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Nellis, Nevada
  • Osan AB, South Korea
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Sembach, Germany
  • Seymour Johnson, North Carolina
  • Shape, Belgium
  • Shaw, South Carolina
  • Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  • Spangdahlem, Germany
  • Tyndall, Florida
  • Vance, Oklahoma
  • Whiteman, Missouri
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio
  • Yokota, Japan

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