NMPS Offers Entertainment at Sea
Movies from Millington to the fleet
Anyone who has been on deployment can attest to the fact that the ships on the water get some pretty good movies.
"I heard that there is an MC2 [Mass Communication Specialist] up in SITE TV who has a cousin's wife's dad's uncle who is a producer at some big studio who sends movies to us out here every month," one Sailor says to the other. Shipmate, you are wrong.
Sailors forward deployed and stationed at installations around the world are enjoying the newest and greatest movies because of a little six-person shop here in Millington, Tennessee.
Navy Motion Picture Service, part of Commander, Navy Installations Command's (CNIC) Fleet Readiness Program, is responsible for providing entertainment to the fleet, and they are good at it.
"We license an estimated 200 movies each year for public performance and distribution to 876 Navy, Marine Corps, MSC [Military Sealift Command], Coast Guard, and NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] commands or sites afloat and ashore worldwide," said Ron Rossman, Entertainment Services Branch head.