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NEWS | Feb. 13, 2018

Active, veteran USAF ComCam Airmen share experiences

By Stephen Faulisi DIMOC-Joint Combat Camera Center

The U.S. Air Force Combat Camera Association held its 14th annual Combat Camera Reunion Oct. 12-15, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The reunion is held each year at various locations across the U.S. for current and former Airmen who served in the 600th and 601st Photo Squadrons, the Aerospace Audiovisual Squadrons and Combat Camera units. Attendees reminisced, rekindled long-standing friendships and promoted camaraderie between active and retired members of the Combat Camera community.  

Active-duty Airmen assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron, based at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., hosted the 2nd Annual Combat Camera & Storytelling Workshop in conjunction with the reunion. While the active-duty Airmen demonstrated their skills, they had the opportunity to compare notes with and learn from the experiences of their predecessors. 

Steve McGill and Dennis Martin, multimedia managers with the Defense Visual Information Records Center in Riverside, California, also briefed the reunion attendees on DIMOC’s physical media digitization and archiving program.  McGill and Martin also invited the retirees and veterans to contact DIMOC with relevant physical media, such as slides, films or prints, from their time in service. Such media can be brought into the archives for digitization and release to the public, making more of America’s military history available to the coming generations.

For more on DIMOC’s ongoing physical media preservation efforts and how to submit physical media for digitization, go to http://www.dimoc.mil/quick/physicalImagery.html.

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