Thursday, September 20, 2012

What you didn't know about MC

Combat Camera pays us a visit during RIMPAC 2012

Working on an aircraft carrier means hosting visitors. A LOT OF VISITORS.  I had no idea about this part of being an MC when I enlisted.  Brush up on your people skills because you'll be meeting a bunch of folks from all over the world.

The Taiwanese media were very focused and hardworking.
We had a couple of our Sailors from Taiwan hang out with this group for a bit.  In the above photo they're being interviewed for the magazine these journalists represented.

On Vulture's Row.

Much of your time may be spent escorting media and distinguished visitors (DVs) around the ship.  These photographers were like kids in a candy shop as they took photos of jets taking off.

We're shooting at full high definition.  It's learn as we go.

A couple of Canadian filmmakers came aboard to grab footage for a documentary they were producing. Great guys, and one of them is taking time here to share some shooter knowledge.


Here I'm talking shop with a couple of Australian military journalists.  Love the accent guys.

And it's not just media.  Every day we're underway, groups of DVs can be seen around the ship.  This could be school teachers or CEOs.  They fly on, spend the night, and walk around (escorted every second of course) staring in wonder at our amazing world. 

Eat your heart out Disneyland.

SURVIVAL TIP:  Grab Rosetta Stone and learn another language, or three.

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