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NEWS | March 26, 2014

Enterprising Eustis: EMC provides great graphics

By Senior Airman Teresa J.C. Aber 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

From Department of the Army official photographs to three-dimensional printing of command shields and everything in between, the Enterprise Multimedia Center at Fort Eustis provides support to members of the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community, as well as the entire U.S. Army and its sister services.

The EMC is the one-stop shop for at-cost visual information services to include graphics, photography, exhibits, video production and audio visual support.

"Visual communications are a morale builder and a major communication device in today's military," said Michael Maxey, EMC visual information manager. "Soldiers who come in the service today are used to seeing high-end graphics in movies and video games, so we have to create high-end products that will catch their eye and engage their minds."

EMC is divided into six departments including audio/visual, graphics and targetry, digital signage, television and video, fabrication and photography.

The graphics department provides 3-D command shields, posters and displays with the ability to print on virtually any surface. They can also design, print and install training aids, such as 80-foot-by-100-foot floor maps and range targets.

The audio/visual team provides audio and video systems for conferences, ceremonies and other major events. They also provide AV equipment check-out and training for smaller events and productions.

The digital signage department assists units with the purchase, design development and installation of digital signage displays. Once a display is set up, they continue their support by providing training to unit members on how to keep their display up to date.

The video production team documents military events and produces training videos. They also provide video streaming services that allow Soldiers to view and participate in events such as conferences live over the internet.

The fabrication department can build products from the ground up, such as terrain models and large-format command boards by using computerized routers, plasma cutters and laser engravers.

The photography department documents military events and missions, as well as Department of the Army photographs required for Soldiers' official folders and promotion boards. EMC photographers travel to support studio photography needs at various bases that may not have full time visual information capabilities.

With a wide range of products and capabilities, EMC staff maintain a common mission: to support U.S. Service members and meet their multimedia needs.

"If a Soldier is down range and can perform their job just a little bit better or faster because they remember seeing the information on a large poster or 3-D model, we may have helped save their life," said Maxey. "We think outside the box and we care."

For more information or to order products and services, customers must log in to the Visual Information Ordering Site, which was designed and implemented at Fort Eustis, at