513th ACG members take part in Recruiting advertising
By Lt. Col. Rich Curry , 507th Air Refueling Wing
/ Published July 13, 2008
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Oklahoma -- What started off as an e-mail request will soon become a national Air Force Reserve television commercial promoting the Airborne Warning and Control Systems career field.
Blaine Warren Advertising out of Las Vegas, Nevada, is a Public Relations advertising agency contracted by the Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service.
In an e-mail message sent last May a representative from the company explained they were working on the new annual Public Service Announcements for television and print media. Blaine Warren officials explained they were showcasing various aircraft flown by the Air Force Reserve. To accomplish that, the company wanted to come to Oklahoma to shoot video and stills of the E3-Sentry featuring members of the Reserve's 513th Air Control Group.
According to agency representative Marlene Demarco, "We have very little video of the E3-Sentry and would also like to get interior shots of Reservists (at work in the aircraft)... we really want this opportunity to feature the Reservists at Tinker and on the E3-Sentry."
The filming took place on July 8th and featured aircrew members working inside while a training tape program created a real life simulation of flight operations. Several of the 513ths Maintenance members also took part during the filming of the commercial. The video shot will be used to create a television commercial slated for national airing and the still pictures taken will be used for newspaper advertising as well as for other future Command promotional events.