by Senior Master Sgt. Dean J. Miller
Air Force Space Command Public Affairs
9/3/2014 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Air
Force Space Command invites Airmen, their families and the public to
follow online as the 3rd Combat Camera Squadron tells the story of
Airmen and mission partners conducting critical space and cyber missions
during the month of September. The team will have unprecedented access
to critical national defense missions and the Airmen who conduct them.
A four-Airman combat camera team of photojournalists and broadcasters is
visiting critical Air Force Space and Cyber missions throughout
September. The story begins this week in Colorado Springs, Colorado with
Air Force Space Command Headquarters and the 21st Space Wing at
Peterson AFB, and then the 50th Space Wing at Schriever AFB.
Later in the month the team visits Cape Cod Air Force Station,
Massachusetts; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Labs;
New Boston AFS, New Hampshire; Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral AFS, Hurlburt
Field and Eglin AFB in Florida; Kirtland AFB and Socorro, New Mexico
and then Vandenberg AFB and the Space and Missile Center in California.
AFSPC Airmen form the nation's mission-ready space and cyberspace forces
and deliver capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command,
U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world.
The command provides global Air Force network operations; manages a
global network of satellite command and control, communications, missile
warning and space launch facilities; the command is also responsible
for space system development and acquisition.
"Space and cyberspace capabilities are foundational to every mission of
the Defense Department," said Col. John Dorrian, AFSPC Director of
Public Affairs. "Our joint, interagency, coalition partners and people
around the world rely on AFSPC Airmen and the critical missions we
conduct; this is an opportunity to showcase our people and the great
missions the command executes every day."
Airmen will share their story with the American people through the lens
and pen of the combat camera team. Stories and images will collectively
represent the missions of 40,000 space and cyberspace professionals
assigned to 134 worldwide locations.
The combat camera team is led by Tech Sgt. Scott Olguin and includes
Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana, Senior Airman Alex Goad and Airman 1st Class
Olguin, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the 3d CTCS Documentation
Flight, Broadcast element NCOIC with 15 years in the Air Force. Previous
experience includes running the largest English-language radio station
in Tokyo and serving as operations manager for the Armed Forces Network
in the United Kingdom and Afghanistan.
Chavana, from Rockport, Texas, is a social media specialist with 7 years
in the Air Force. Previous experience includes documentation of Air
Force operations in Iraq including the 2010 Iraqi elections and withdraw
of U.S. forces. In 2013 he deployed to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras,
where he served as the Joint Task Force-Bravo Public Affairs NCOIC.
Goad, from Bremerton, Washington, is a combat broadcaster with 3 years
in the Air Force. Previous experience includes documentation of the
first U.S. Air Force detachment's activation in Poland.
Ardrey, from Susanville, California, is a combat photojournalist with 3
years in the Air Force. Previous experience includes documentation of a
subject matter expert exchange between the U.S. and Mexico.
"Our team is excited to visit AFSPC Airmen and their work centers to
share their mission with the American people through photos, stories and
a social media effort," said Olguin. "The Airmen and the command have
an amazing scope of responsibilities; from flying the GPS constellation
and providing that signal to the world, to managing the Air Force
network and cyber operations, to providing Space Situational Awareness
and managing national space launch and range resources...and so much
"We want this effort to be interactive and we encourage Airmen, their
families and the public to join the conversation on Facebook and
Twitter," said Olguin. "This is a chance to express pride in space and
cyber units, missions, and the Airmen who make it all possible."
Throughout the mission, Olguin and his team will post coverage on
official Air Force Space Command website: www.afspc.af.mil and on the
Air Force Space Command Facebook site:
www.facebook.com/AirForceSpaceCommand. The team will also highlight
activities and Airmen on the command Twitter account: afspace. Audiences
can follow Twitter coverage under #30daysAFSPC