Expeditionary Combat Camera Underwater Photo Team Visits GTMO


Story Number: NNS120216-12Release Date: 2/16/2012 3:50:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Justin Ailes, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- Expeditionary Combat Camera (COMCAM) Underwater Photo Team (UPT) divers visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for underwater photography and videographer training Feb. 4-18.

In coordination with NS Guantanamo Bay's Navy divers (ND), the training includes both basic and advanced underwater photography and videography techniques, as well as proficiencies in Navy diving to ensure UPT divers are able to integrate with Naval diving units.

"Expeditionary Combat Camera is conducting underwater photography and videography training, as well as proficiencies in Navy diving, to ensure all UPT divers' skill sets are refined in order to support Department of Defense activities worldwide," said COMCAM Mass Communication Specialist (MC1) 1st Class Shane Tuck. "This training, developed by experienced UPT divers, is the first of its kind and the only underwater documentary training taught in the Navy."

Team members are conducting training in multiple locations including Kittery Beach, Phillips Dive Park, and Guantanamo Bay Harbor, ensuring UPT divers are able to complete missions in various surroundings.

"Guantanamo's NDs have had the opportunity to share their vast knowledge with our divers during our training sessions," said Tuck. "Additionally, the dive locker will benefit from publicity from any released media that directly stems from the underwater training. For COM CAM, any released photographs will demonstrate our command's underwater capabilities."

Expeditionary Combat Camera (COM CAM) Underwater Photo Team (UPT) divers training in Guantanamo Bay include MC1(EXW/DV/SW/AW) Jayme Pastoric, MC1(EXW/DV/SW/AW) Shane Tuck, MC2(EXW/DV/SW/AW) Kathleen Gorby, MC2(EXW/DV/PJ/SW) Kori Melvin, and MC3(EXW/DV) Scott Raegen.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, visit www.navy.mil/local/guantanamo/.

 
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