Team March Airmen participate in AFRC recruiting video

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  • By Staff Sgt. Kevin Mitterholzer
  • 452 AMW Public Affairs

Reserve Citizen Airmen used their acting skills in an AFRC video here on June 8. Documented by 452 AMW Public Affairs Airmen, the 2020 Air Force Reserve Command mission video was directed by Maj. Christopher Vasquez, 726th Operations Group (AFRC), Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and gives a visual of AFRC’s mission and vision statements.

“I wanted it to be bold,” said Vasquez. “I wanted to take our mission statement (provide combat-ready forces to fly, fight, and win) and our vision statement (Reserve Citizen Airmen - an agile, combat-ready force answering our nation’s call…always there!), and turn them into something that we can see.”

Air Force Reservists from various career fields here participated in the video shoot. Although no professional actors were contracted for this short film, March Airmen simply demonstrated what they do every day to accomplish the mission.

“It took a whole day, but the filming part of it was really fun and interesting,” said Tech. Sgt. Alec Carlisle, Command and Control non-commissioned officer, 701st Combat Operations Squadron, March ARB. “Just seeing all the things, like lighting and setting scenes up, that go into something like this was really cool.”

The story line involves a radar blip being picked up, indicating a possible inbound bogey to Alaska, followed by the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s network crashing due to a cyber-attack. It then shows how the Air Force would react in order to get things back up and running, and scramble jets in response to the incident.

“I was really happy that they used Air Force members who actually work in these positions,” said Capt. Brenda Jacobs, targets chief, 701st Combat Operations Squadron. “It was a great experience seeing everyone work together to help accomplish the mission, which is also what the video is supposed to portray.”

Overall, it was a great experience seeing everyone communicate their ideas to accurately portray how a real-life scenario would unfold, Jacobs said.

“Hopefully this video will make people proud of what they do,” said Vasquez. ”I really want to thank March and everyone who participated. Without their support we wouldn’t have been able to make this happen.”