by 2nd Lt. Darren Domingo
50th Space Wing Public Affairs
7/28/2015 - SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Get ready for your big TV debut, Schriever.
A team of Air Force TV broadcast producers, responsible for creating
episodes of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE, is
visiting Schriever July 24-30 to get a better grasp of the 50th Space
Wing's role within Air Force Space Command.
According to their YouTube page, Air Force TV, "BLUE delves into the
lives of Airmen through in-depth storytelling, with an unflinching look
into the blood and sweat that makes America's Air Force what it is.
Marines bleed scarlet and gold, the Army bleeds green ... Airmen bleed
To date, Air Force TV has released six episodes of BLUE - their next being focused on Air Force Space Command.
"We're here to learn as much as we can. We're visiting Schriever and
Buckley to just capture as much as we can to tell some of the Air
Force's space story," said Staff Sgt. Peter Ising, Air Force TV
Hailing from Ft. Meade, Maryland, at Defense Media Activity, the three
visitors spent time visiting the Central Utilities Plant, 22nd Space
Operations Squadron, 50th Space Communications Squadron, 50th Security
Forces Squadron and 2nd Space Operations Squadron. The team also
witnessed the Satellite Control Authority transfer on July 24.
"People aren't always aware of the magnitude that our mission has," said
Senior Airman Shirley Montgomery, 2 SOPS mission chief. "I'm looking
forward to seeing team BLUE shine a light on that."
Despite receiving a deep pool of information on the mission aspects
Schriever provides, Ising explained a focus on the people that make
Schriever run is what is more important to them.
"Satellites and missions are important, but it's the characters of BLUE
episodes that people really want to see," said Ising. "That's the heart
and soul of BLUE."
Staff Sgt. Traci Keller, Air Force TV broadcast producer, shared what makes her job fulfilling.
"There's just so much you never really know that goes on here at
Schriever," said Keller. "The great thing about being a broadcaster is
being able to see what other people do every day."
As for Team 5-0, in order to understand how much of a big deal this BLUE
episode will be, one only needs to YouTube "Air Force TV" to see the
production level these crews produce.
"[Schriever] can expect to see what their mission looks like to an
outsider's perspective," said Staff Sgt. Michael Brady, Air Force TV
Whether you're a seasoned Schriever space stud, or a young newbie to
anything space-based, anyone interested to see the newest episode of
BLUE can expect to see it released by approximately late September.