Global Executive Management is looking for Combat Camera crew

Global Executive Management (GEM) www.gemcorp.us is looking for Combat Camera crew for quick deployment to Afghanistan. Looking for the following candidates:

• 3 – Cameraman (Outside the wire travel)
• 3 – Cameraman (Mostly staying on operating bases)
• 3-4 Video Editors (1 will be a senior/lead)
• 2 – Story boarders (Journalist types)

Competitive pay and benefits. Must be able to deploy by 20 April.

We want experience with reality TV shows or combat camera types. The client is pro-military so combat camera is our target. Editors will be using Final Cut and Avid software. Cameraman will be using Sony 300 series or equivalent. Please send resumes ASAP to jamiew@gemcorp.us

Contact:
JAMES M. WILLIAMSON
President/CEO
Global Executive Management
www.gemcorp.us

A Veteran Owned Small Business

813.960-5075 Office
727.245.6834 Fax
813.205-1576 Cell

An AAVS/Combat Camera Memorial Bench
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Past, Present and Future

The men and women of AAVS & Combat Camera, many times serving in harms way, provided an audio & visual record of Air Force history since its designation as a separate service to the present time. At the Air Force Museum, Air Force units that want to highlight their contribution to the mission and history of the Air Force have purchased and placed a memorial bench in the museum’s courtyard. These benches provide a visual reminder of their mission and history for the thousands of visitors who annually visit the museum. Although there are photographs, videos, and motion pictures produced by our members, on display within the museum, there is no specific recognition of our unit or the women and men who have and are still today capturing the events document and comprise the visual history of the Air Force. We need your to help correct this! – Ken Hackman

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Our bench would be similar to this, but with our info on it.

Our Goal
The world-class US Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB celebrates the history of our Air Force with displays of aircraft, missiles, technology and the achievements of the women and men who served. Recently a group of AAVS, 600th Photo Sq., 601st Photo Flt and Combat Camera veterans met for our 10th annual rendezvous/reunion at the Hope Hotel located on Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.

One of the highlights of our meeting was a visit to the museum. Our visit highlighted the fact that although today, Air Force Combat Camera personnel continue to document vital imagery for operational analysis, training, public information and historical documentation during contingency operations, joint exercises, humanitarian relief efforts and disasters around the world, these efforts are not recognized or acknowledged at the museum. We want to correct this omission by endowing a bench that will recognize our command and the squadrons who have and continue to provide a visual history of our Air Force. PLEASE give at your comfort level very soon to meet our years end goal. We are also offering tier level rewards as outlined below to be posted on the website. Please make your donation check payable to treasurer: Mario Candia and send to 2924 Northcreek Drive, Woodbridge, IL 60517-4515 or pay electronically. Thank you in advance for your participation. For more info call Zimm at 702-759-9724 or email barb@mycactusproperties.com.
You may also donate electronically via the button below.
image004Please Donate!
more than $250 Above and Beyond,
$250 Diamond, $175 Platinum, $100 Gold, up to $99 Silver
All donors will be listed here on the Combat Camera Website.
Click here to view our current DONORS LIST
The video below shows where the granite for the bench is coming from.

Register on our website to keep up with our upcoming Rendezvous/Reunions and other related stories from our community. Our next Rendezvous/Reunion is 18-21 September 2014 in Ontario, Ca.

Petty Officer and Long Beach Local Captures Typhoon Haiyan Relief Through Photography

Petty Officer 3rd class Paolo Bayas aboard the USS George Washington. Photos courtesy of United States Navy.

Petty Officer 3rd class Paolo Bayas aboard the USS George Washington. Photos courtesy of United States Navy.

Petty Officer 3rd class Paolo Bayas aboard the USS George Washington. Photos courtasy of United States Navy.

Petty Officer 3rd class Paolo Bayas was in awe as he photographed an old woman carrying her crying grandson around the rubble of her new makeshift shanty home. Her face was wrinkled with smiles. She had been cooking a large meal for fellow eastern Samareños affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Haiyan, traveling at 195 mph with gusts of 235 mph, tore through the Republic of the Philippines on November 8, killing an estimated 5000 and affecting over 13 million people.

Bayas, serving as a Mass Communication Specialist for the USS George Washington naval ship, arrived at Guiuan, Samar on Nov. 14. His mission is to document the US humanitarian relief efforts of Operation DAMAYAN through his photojournalism.

According to Lt. Derrick Ingle, assistant public affairs officer, the George Washington Carrier Strike Group was stationed in Hong Kong when it received an order from the U.S. Secretary of Defense to provide relief to those impacted by Hayian. Within 40 hours, the George Washington was docked in Philippine waters where personnel were transferred via helicopter to DAMAYAN’s operation in Guiuan. - Click Here to Read the full post on the Long Beach Post Website -

AAVS/Combat Camera Memorial Bench

Past, Present and Future

The men and women of AAVS & Combat Camera, many times serving in harms way, provided an audio & visual record of Air Force history since its designation as a separate service to the present time. At the Air Force Museum, Air Force units that want to highlight their contribution to the mission and history of the Air Force have purchased and placed a memorial bench in the museum’s courtyard. These benches provide a visual reminder of their mission and history for the thousands of visitors who annually visit the museum. Although there are photographs, videos, and motion pictures produced by our members, on display within the museum, there is no specific recognition of our unit or the women and men who have and are still today capturing the events document and comprise the visual history of the Air Force. We need your to help correct this! – Ken Hackman

Our Goal
The world-class US Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB celebrates the history of our Air Force with displays of aircraft, missiles, technology and the achievements of the women and men who served. Recently a group of AAVS, 600th Photo Sq., 601st Photo Flt and Combat Camera veterans met for our 10th annual rendezvous/reunion at the Hope Hotel located on Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.

One of the highlights of our meeting was a visit to the museum. Our visit highlighted the fact that although today, Air Force Combat Camera personnel continue to document vital imagery for operational analysis, training, public information and historical documentation during contingency operations, joint exercises, humanitarian relief efforts and disasters around the world, these efforts are not recognized or acknowledged at the museum. We want to correct this omission by endowing a bench that will recognize our command and the squadrons who have and continue to provide a visual history of our Air Force. PLEASE give at your comfort level very soon to meet our years end goal. We are also offering tier level rewards as outlined below to be posted on the website. Please make your donation check payable to treasurer: Mario Candia and send to 2924 Northcreek Drive, Woodbridge, IL 60517-4515 or pay electronically. Thank you in advance for your participation. For more info call Zimm at 702-759-9724 or email barb@mycactusproperties.com.
You may also donate electronically via the button below.
image004Please Donate!
more than $250 Above and Beyond,
$250 Diamond, $175 Platinum, $100 Gold, up to $99 Silver
All donors will be listed here on the Combat Camera Website.

Bench 1-BTCurrent as of August 26, 2014 - *New Donor

ABOVE AND BEYOND DONORS – $250 and above

*Rosie Reynolds, Steve McGill, Paul Robinson, Lee Thomas, Patrick Nugent, Joan Young, Jim Lotz, Jim Fabio, Wayne Evans, Joe Ramirez, Stephen Hock, Lance Cheung, Jim Elmer, John Speigel, Clifton Douglas, James Council, Larry Blanford, Bill Thompson, Zimm, Michael Potochick, Kim Haggerty, Kim Luoma, Ken Hackman, Fred Jones,  Michael German, DJ Diomedes, Donald Stephenson, David Van De Brake, Stan Miedich and Bob Leach.

Bench 2-BTPLATINUM DONORS – $175 – $249

Ted Sodergren (in memory of Lt Col Dick Letnes), Michael Sklack, Mark Duff, Steve Hahn, Ken Baehr, Dean Wagner, Ross Simon, Steven Nemerow, Neal Emper Jr., Mario Candia and Family.

GOLD DONORS – $100 – $174

*Lloyd & Lois Kuck  in memory of Mike Haggerty, *Michele Tasista , James Gosney, Dewey Slocumb, Joe Coleman, Robert Brooks, Bill Boardman, Gregory Andracke, Bertram Mau, Richard Ruddy, Frank Urben, Phillip Stewart, Juan Femath, Harry Ray Borders, Steven A. Wilson, Guido Locati, April Alexander, Willie Best, Ken Marifke, Bernie Yee, Richard and Connie Pardue Johnson, Jose Lopez Jr., Anthony Virgilio, Renee Tyron, David Long, Thomas Diamond, Pat Knowles, Mike Daniels, Ken Hammond, Ted Koniares, Mike Creen, Larry Blass, Chris Hamilton, Jim Shaw, Jim Pearson, Dave Moore, Steve Micklas, William Merritt and Jon Evans.

Bench 3-BTSILVER DONORS – $1 – $99

*Stephen Krant , *Rick Diaz, Frank Corkran, Timothy McDonough, Kenneth Schaub, William Donoho, Raymond Downward, Don Sutherland, Tom Wooten, Mary Jane Abarre, Mike Schlatter, Tom Witham, Tom Branscomb and Al Homen.

An AAVS/Combat Camera Memorial Bench

Past, Present and Future

The men and women of AAVS & Combat Camera, many times serving in harms way, provided an audio & visual record of Air Force history since its designation as a separate service to the present time. At the Air Force Museum, Air Force units that want to highlight their contribution to the mission and history of the Air Force have purchased and placed a memorial bench in the museum’s courtyard. These benches provide a visual reminder of their mission and history for the thousands of visitors who annually visit the museum. Although there are photographs, videos, and motion pictures produced by our members, on display within the museum, there is no specific recognition of our unit or the women and men who have and are still today capturing the events document and comprise the visual history of the Air Force. We need your to help correct this! – Ken Hackman

 

Our bench would be similar to the one at left, but with our info on it.

Our Goal
The world-class US Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB celebrates the history of our Air Force with displays of aircraft, missiles, technology and the achievements of the women and men who served. Recently a group of AAVS, 600th Photo Sq., 601st Photo Flt and Combat Camera veterans met for our 10th annual rendezvous/reunion at the Hope Hotel located on Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.

One of the highlights of our meeting was a visit to the museum. Our visit highlighted the fact that although today, Air Force Combat Camera personnel continue to document vital imagery for operational analysis, training, public information and historical documentation during contingency operations, joint exercises, humanitarian relief efforts and disasters around the world, these efforts are not recognized or acknowledged at the museum. We want to correct this omission by endowing a bench that will recognize our command and the squadrons who have and continue to provide a visual history of our Air Force. PLEASE give at your comfort level very soon to meet our years end goal. We are also offering tier level rewards as outlined below to be posted on the website. Please make your donation check payable to treasurer: Mario Candia and send to 2924 Northcreek Drive, Woodbridge, IL 60517-4515 or pay electronically. Thank you in advance for your participation. For more info call Zimm at 702-759-9724 or email barb@mycactusproperties.com.
You may also donate electronically via the button below.
image004Please Donate!
more than $250 Above and Beyond,
$250 Diamond, $175 Platinum, $100 Gold, up to $99 Silver
All donors will be listed here on the Combat Camera Website.
Register on our website to keep up with our upcoming Rendezvous/Reunions and other related stories from our community. Our next Rendezvous/Reunion is 18-21 September 2014 in Ontario, Ca.

Patriot Plaza Project to Include DoD Imagery

By Lawrence A. Sichter, Defense Media Activity Public Affairs’

Five pictures, taken by Department of Defense photographers, have been selected to be a part of the Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.

DoD competed with some of the finest, award-winning photographers in the world to get their shots of the U.S. military included in the $2M art portion of the Patriot Plaza project.

“It’s truly an honor to have DoD imagery displayed in a permanent exhibit alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning pictures,” said Gregg Porter, Director of the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center (DIMOC) in Riverside, CA.

The Patterson Foundation in Sarasota is funding the $10M project to build Patriot Plaza, which will be donated to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration. Patriot Plaza will be dedicated in spring 2014 and will be a gathering point for patriotic events in Sarasota.

Of the thousands of pictures submitted, 266 were DoD photos gathered by Steve McGill, Multimedia Manager at DIMOC, which is a field activity of the Defense Media Activity (DMA)

“I selected shots from the Defense Visual Information Records Center’s archives,” said Mr. McGill. “We’re thrilled to get the news that five of our photos made the final cut.”

The five DoD images were taken by military photographers on active duty, some of whom are now retired.

The DoD photos will be among 49 included in the “Witness To Mission” exhibit that will be displayed on standing marble tablets at Patriot Plaza. “Witness To Mission” will be one of two exhibit themes and will depict the mission of the U.S. Military since the Civil War shown through the experiences of the men and women who made the history. The other theme will be “Service, Support, Sacrifice” and will capture personal stories of those who experienced military life.

McGill sent the DoD images he chose to Ken Irby, Senior Faculty member with the Poynter Institute, a non-profit school of journalism in Sarasota. The Institute made the final selection following strict criteria for photographic displays at National Cemeteries. Their choices were approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Content POC is Gregg Porter, DIMOC Director, 951.413.2505 (gregg.porter@dma.mil)
Public Affairs POC is Larry Sichter, AFN Broadcast Center, 951.413.2319 (larry.sichter@dma.mil)

U.S. Army soldiers sing hymns together during their down time in the field at Fort  Jackson, S.C., on Aug. 9, 2006. (USAF Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall)

U.S. Army soldiers sing hymns together during their down time in the field at Fort Jackson, S.C., on Aug. 9, 2006. (USAF Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall)

Sailors acting as flag bearers bow their heads during a prayer at a burial at sea  ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while under way in  the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 19, 2007.  The Lincoln conducted the solemn and sacred  tradition of burial at sea for 11 former service members during its transit to its  homeport of Everett, Wash.  (DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James R. Evans, U.S.  Navy)

Sailors acting as flag bearers bow their heads during a prayer at a burial at sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while under way in the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 19, 2007. The Lincoln conducted the solemn and sacred tradition of burial at sea for 11 former service members during its transit to its homeport of Everett, Wash. (DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James R. Evans, U.S. Navy)

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Chang Ahn, leader of 2nd Platoon, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery  Regiment, and Maj. David McCulley, battalion operations officer with the 5th Battalion,  82nd Field Artillery Regiment, update perimeter maps to increase base security at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on Sept. 11, 2008.  The operation is a joint patrol designed to  introduce Security Forces airmen to the base's outer perimeter prior to the airmen  taking responsibility of the area from the Army unit.  (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron  Allmon, U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Chang Ahn, leader of 2nd Platoon, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, and Maj. David McCulley, battalion operations officer with the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, update perimeter maps to increase base security at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on Sept. 11, 2008. The operation is a joint patrol designed to introduce Security Forces airmen to the base’s outer perimeter prior to the airmen taking responsibility of the area from the Army unit. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon, U.S. Air Force)

 

US Army Sergeant Kornelia Rachwal gives a young Pakistani girl a drink of water as they  are airlifted from Muzaffarabad to Islamabad, Pakistan, aboard a USA CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The Department of Defense Pakistan Earthquake Relief is part of a  multinational effort to provide humanitarian assistance and support to Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan following a devastating earthquake. (USAF Photo by TSgt.  Mike Buytas)

US Army Sergeant Kornelia Rachwal gives a young Pakistani girl a drink of water as they are airlifted from Muzaffarabad to Islamabad, Pakistan, aboard a USA CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The Department of Defense Pakistan Earthquake Relief is part of a multinational effort to provide humanitarian assistance and support to Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan following a devastating earthquake. (USAF Photo by TSgt. Mike Buytas)

U.S. Army Private First Class White waves an American flag while the confetti and ticker tape paper fall on the Welcome Home parade honoring the coalition forces of Desert Storm in New York, City N.Y., June 10, 1991. (USAF Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Reger)

U.S. Army Private First Class White waves an American flag while the confetti and ticker tape paper fall on the Welcome Home parade honoring the coalition forces of Desert Storm in New York, City N.Y., June 10, 1991. (USAF Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles
Reger)

 

Snap, Snap, Snap…

This is a documentary about Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane, a United States Air Force photojournalist, who has deployed to Afghanistan twice. He shares his experiences as a photojournalist in a combat environment as well as the mental and physical toll it takes on him.