Visual Information (VI) submission methods
All Visual Information selects are DoD records and must be submitted for archiving, per DoD Instruction 5040.02.
The official ingest point for current, released Visual Information is the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service.
PLEASE NOTE: Social media is not an archive
All original DoD VI used on social media must still be submitted to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) with appropriate captions, metadata and release instructions, as outlined in the DoD Visual Information Style Guide.
VI that is considered For Official Use Only (FOUO) or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) must be submitted to the Joint Combat Camera Center for archiving. Captions, metadata and appropriate FOUO/CUI instructions (with FOIA exemption) must be embedded within the VI file.
Classified VI (up to Secret) can be sent to the JCCC via SIPRNET for temporary storage. However, long-term archiving and/or declassification is the responsibility of the submitting Military Service.
Please visit the appropriate links to the right for further instruction on Released, FOUO and Classified VI submission procedures.