Lights-Camera-Action! Wright-Patt employees participate in PACE video shoot

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A team from the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence was here June 6-8, to film civilian employees for an Air Force video.

 

Titled “Teamwork,” the video will be part of the PACE’s Heritage Today video series and will highlight civilians and their contributions to the Air Force mission. The video is anticipated to be finalized and available within the next month.

 

“The video will showcase how Air Force civilians bring talent, innovation, different perspectives, continuity, maturity and leadership to the fight,” said Christa D’Andrea, program manager for the Heritage Today videos.

 

On March 2, 2015, then Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh directed the activation of PACE to focus on infusing Air Force Core Values within the Profession of Arms and to develop Air Force personnel with a professionalism mindset, character, and core values required to succeed today and into the future.

 

The Heritage Today video series is designed to inspire Airmen through stories of Air Force heritage linked to current real-world Air Force operations. PACE encourages sharing the videos through social channels, as well as embed them into events such as commander calls, civic presentations, and professional development seminars. 

 

“PACE could only film at one location and Wright-Patterson AFB graciously opened its doors,” D’Andrea said. “The production crew was able to capture everything that was required and the film clips will most likely be used for other projects in the future as well.”

 

Ranging from security forces to senior leaders, civilians in diverse jobs were selected to represent their career fields in the video. Wright-Patterson AFB was chosen as the location for the video due to the high civilian population and the broad range of civilian careers.

 

“From the daycare worker that takes care of our children, to the human resource specialist to the scientist in the lab, civilians are an integral part of mission success and this video will show how the more than 180,000 civilians serve alongside our Air Force uniformed personnel both at home and deployed,” D’Andrea said.


Throughout the week, D’Andrea, the Air Force contracted advertising agency GSD&M, and a host of production crew members, filmed the selected employees in their work environment demonstrating their roles in the Air Force.  

“My experience from the video shoot was amazing,” said Jasmine Moore, 88th Force Support Squadron Education and Training formal training Pathways intern. “The PACE video crew were phenomenal to work with and they made me feel like a true movie star. I can't wait to see the finished product.” 

 

Moore was selected to represent the category of an Air Force civilian who also is a military spouse. Moore is married to 1st Lt. Calvin Moore, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center aircraft survivability division program manager. Lt. Moore also participated in the video alongside his wife.

 “I am truly honored to have been chosen to represent our diverse civilian Air Force population,” Ms. Moore said. “I think it's great that the Air Force wants to highlight the contributions of the civilians.”

 D’Andrea said along with the Heritage Today video series, other PACE initiatives include infusing professionalism into existing training venues such as First Term Airmen’s Courses and Squadron Officer Course; and delivering the affective instructional seminar “Enhancing Human Capital,” to ensure Airmen receive a continuum of professionalism development training at the appropriate touch points throughout their careers.

 

Enhancing Human Capital is PACE’s core curriculum that supports its mission to forge professional Airmen who embody the core values of Integrity, Service and Excellence. Enhancing Human Capital focuses on self-reflection as a means to better understand how Airmen can become better friends, parents, spouses, co-workers and leaders.

For additional information about PACE and to see all the variety of tools and products available to Airmen including the Heritage Today videos, go to http://www.airman.af.mil/ and the PACE Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USAFprofessionalism.