Synopsis:

September 30, 2011 Largest amphibious training of the year off the coast of California by Marines and sailors from 1 Marine Expeditionary Force and the Navy's Expeditionary Strike Group 3. Thirty Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) landed on shore from the USS Rushmore. Insight, interviews and vehicles in action.

Film by AVtek Productions (By invitation). Special thanks to the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion, and Logistics and Landing Support Personnel. You Marines are amazing! All rights reserved. Copyright 2011
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Produced and Directed by Jeanne McKinney

Co-Produced and Edited by Dave McKinney

Graphic Design by Dan McKinney

Music by The Fresh Music Library

Logline:

 

Dawn Blitz 2011 - AAV Landing

3D Amphibious Assault Battalion drives 30 AAVs from the USS Rushmore to the beach at Camp Pendleton, CA on September 30, 2011.

AVtek Productions

“It is outstanding.  In addition to the stunning images, I've thoroughly enjoyed the […] editing, and soundtrack.  As a guitarist (who studies Joe Satriani extensively), I think the backing soundtrack is both fitting and poignant.“

     Semper Fi, 
     LtCol Howard F. Hall
     Commanding Officer
     3d Assault Amphibian Bn, 1st Marine Division

Captain Justin L. Jackson

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘The Tip of the Spear’

Jul 1, 2011

First Lieutenant Victor Garcia

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘For people that cannot fight for themselves’

Jul 28, 2011

Naval Aircrewman Third Class and Rescue Swimmer Laura Munger

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘Have to be tougher than the boys’

Aug 25, 2011

Corporal Joseph Diomede

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘All I wanted was a cool drink of water’

Sep 29, 2011

Published Patriot Profile Articles

Del Mar Times - CA  Carmel Valley News - CA  Solana Beach Sun - CA

Rancho Santa Fe Review - CA  Encinitas Advocate - CA Reston Connection - VA

Herndon Connection -  VA The Standard Speaker - PA  Waynesville Daily Guide - MO

Dearborn Times Herald - MI Washington Times Communities - DC

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Voice and Viewpoint - CA

Films

Navy Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class (AO2) Anthony Ugolini

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘If I can save 100 Marines or 100 Army guys’

Oct 27, 2011

Major Philip Kendro

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘I’ll take care of your son or daughter that is underneath me’

Nov 9, 2011

ABEAN Troy Phillip Obuga

ABH3 Ashton Hemphill

ABFAN Anthony Tombasco

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘It’s a high-stress environment’ or Here

Dec 29, 2011

Mary Jean (MJ) and Lt. Col. Howard F. Hall

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘My husband’s gone. I don’t know what I’m doing—Help’ or Here

Jan 24, 2012

Technical Sergeant Stephen C. Mellan

United States Air Force

Patriot Profiles: ‘It gave me a better chance of helping my brothers and sisters’ or Here

Mar 26, 2012

Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class

Cassandra Thompson

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘Nothing else feels right after Combat Camera’

Jun 25, 2012

Master Sergeant David A. Jarvis

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘My job is to bring everyone home alive’

Feb 13, 2012

Rear Admiral Pittman and Rebecca Feaster-Pittman

Chief Warrant Officer Gary L. Strebe

United States Coast Guard

Patriot Profiles: ‘They love us when we save them, but don’t like us when we cite them’

Apr 16, 2012

Rebecca Feaster-Pittman 

Spouse of  Rear Admiral Hal Pittman US Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘The way you live your life is important because you don’t know when it will be over’

May 14, 2012

Synopsis:

October 15, 2011 Heart-pounding action during the 2011 MCAS Miramar Air Show featuring the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) demonstration.
Copyright 2012

Produced by Jeanne McKinney

Co-Produced and Edited by Dave McKinney

Graphic Design by Dan McKinney

Music by The Fresh Music Library

Some video courtesy of Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)

Logline:

“Battle-Ready Adrenaline, MAGTF—MCAS Miramar Air Show 2011”

Battle-ready adrenaline surges during the 2011 MCAS Miramar Air Show featuring the MAGTF demonstration.

Audio Segments

Patriot Profiles audio segments may be heard separately using the player below.

Captain Justin L. Jackson

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘It’s more than just an arms-to-arms fight over here’

Jul 25, 2012

Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class

Derek R. Sanchez

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘The mastermind behind the machinery is my enemy’

Aug 27, 2012

Sergeant  Travis D. Nessel

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘Take care of your Marines and they’ll take care of you’

Oct 1, 2012

39th  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October 23, 2012, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 1st Place, “Patriot Profiles: It gave me a better chance of helping my brothers and sisters”, Carmel Valley News

Captain Zerbin Singleton

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘Everything you go through in life makes you the person you are today’

Nov 1, 2012

Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class

Troy Dostart

United States Coast Guard

Patriot Profiles: ‘You know when somthing’s awry - your senses are heightened’

Nov 29, 2012

Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Abraham Alvarez

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘Maybe you can look back and smile or say, ‘Wow - that was close’

Dec 30, 2012

Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Abraham Alvarez on the deck of USS Iwo Jima Photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

First Lady of the Marine Corps

Bonnie Amos

Patriot Profiles: Meet First Lady of the Marine Corps Bonnie Amos

or WTC

Jan 17, 2013

First Lady of the Marine Corps

Bonnie Amos

Patriot Profiles: ‘I was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime’ or WTC

Feb 5, 2013

Private First Class Alexander Popescu

United States Army

Rancho Santa Fe son brings valor home from Afghanistan

Apr 8, 2013

First Class Petty Officer HM1 Sunshine Padilla

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘It’s not how well you outperform people — it’s how you work as a team’ or WTC

Jun 10, 2013

Specialist Jeremy Shivick

United States Army

Patriot Profiles: ‘Duty is doing the right thing when no one is looking’

Feb 25, 2013

Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class

Martin L. Carey 

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘We have your grandfather’s remains’ or Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Aug 12, 2013

Major General Melvin G. Spiese

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘Turning the corner on America’s military’

Sep 25, 2013

Chief Hospital Corpsman

Tarren C. Windham

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘You never know what to expect’

Oct 24, 2013

Chief Hospital Corpsman Tarren C. Windham – portraitMaj. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese portrait

40th  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October 29, 2013, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 1st Place, “Rancho Santa Fe son brings valor home from Afghanistan”, Rancho Santa Fe Review

40th  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October 29, 2013, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 1st Place, Rancho Santa Fe Review

39th  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October 23, 2012, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 1st Place, Carmel Valley News

Commander

Jeremy Smith

United States  Coast Guard

Patriot Profiles: ‘The greatest threat is the threat we don’t know’

Dec 3, 2013

Captain Matthew J. Wesenberg

United States  Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘A Marine is a Marine first’

Jan 15, 2014

Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter (AWR)

3rd Class Petty Officer Anieka Izeh

United States  Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘If someone goes down, I’m not going to stop until I find them’

Feb 5, 2014

Lt. Cmdr. Matthew N. Jones

United States Coast Guard

Patriot Profiles: ‘You have to drill down into what’s really important’

Mar 1, 2014

Sergeant Curney Russell

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘We put so much trust in one person’

Mar 27, 2014

Sergeant Bryan Barrow

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘It’s like a human game of chess’

Apr 15, 2014

Helmand Province, Afghanistan 2013. Sgt. Bryan Barrow (far left) with Marines. Photo courtesy of Sgt. Bryan Barrow (USMC).

Navy Hospital Corpsman (HM3)

Kristopher Krysa

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘We try to focus energy on guys we can save’

May 16, 2014

Published Government & Military Articles

Women in charge on the Navy’s newest warships
Communities Digital News, Mar 6, 2017

USS Carl Vinson Strike Group pivotal in Asia-Pacific rebalance of forces
Communities Digital News, Feb 20, 2017

Retaking Ramadi: SPMAGTF-CR-CC teams up with Iraqi Security Forces to defeat ISIS
Communities Digital News, Sept 2, 2016

Slick, Fast, Lethal: US Navy tests F-35C Stealth Warfighter Communities Digital News, May 9, 2016

US Marine Corps Expands Crisis Response In Unprecedented Allied Maritime Basing Initiative  Homeland Security Today.US, Feb 10, 2016

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation nourishes dreams of military children Del Mar Times, May 23, 2015

Transition mission: Two find healing through hot sauce Del Mar Times, Dec 19 2014

MCAS Marines join others worldwide in honoring Corps’ birthday Del Mar times, Dec 5 2014

Marines, mutual aid, and miracles — a formula to crush wild fires

Rancho Santa Fe Review

May 31, 2014

 

Q&A: Major General Mel Spiese of Rancho Santa Fe weighs in on 2015 defense budget cuts

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Mar 18, 2014

 

Coast Guard seizes 7,100 pounds of marijuana and detains three smugglers

Del Mar Times

Dec 19, 2013

 

Shutdown opens gaps in U.S. safety and security with NSA furlough

Washington Times Communities

Oct 9, 2013

 

Remembering the Navy's Landon L. Jones and Jonathon S. Gibson

Washington Times Communities

Oct 4, 2013

 

Stealth fighter F-35C joins the Navy’s “Grim Reapers” strike squadron

Washington Times Communities

Oct 4, 2013

 

Navy sends heartfelt message to families of sailors who died in crash

Washington Times Communities

Sept 26, 2013


Bipolar FBI informant gets a second chance at life

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Jan 30, 2013

 

Entrepreneurs, active-duty military team up in Battlefields and Boardrooms

Del Mar Times

Jan 24, 2013

Specialist Erin Cortez Jones

United States Army

Patriot Profiles: ‘Find the positive in everything you do’

June 27, 2014

Captain M.G. Spiese

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘We were seriously alone and unafraid up there’

July 2, 2014

Captain David Alpert

United States Air Force

Patriot Profiles: ‘I am just a small piece in a greater game’

Aug 20, 2014

Corporal Jervis Hettrick

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘Experiences good or bad, you’re never going to forget them’

July 22, 2014

Corporal John Gabino

California Army National Guard

Patriot Profiles: He served honorably and he died, and we were there to bury him

Sep 10, 2014

Lt. Darby Clemson Driscoll

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘The excitement never ends,’ says female Navy pilot

Oct 21, 2014

41st ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS, October 28, 2014

Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 1st Place, Patriot Profiles: ‘Turning the corner on America’s military’, Rancho Santa Fe Review; 3rd place, Patriot Profiles: ‘It’s like a human game of chess’, Carmel Valley News

 1st Sgt. Christina Grantham

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘You wouldn’t last five minutes in the Marine Corps’

Dec 4, 2014

USMC 1st Sgt. Christina Grantham at Camp Pendleton.

 1st Lt. David A. Tan

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: Fighting Ebola virus, ‘we weren’t sure what we were walking into’

Jan 22, 2015

Lt. Prince Kwaku Tailey

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘I’m grateful I had an opportunity to give back to Liberia’

Feb  5, 2015

41st  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October 28, 2014, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 3rd Place, Carmel Valley News

41st  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October 28, 2014, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 1st Place, Rancho Santa Fe Review

Sgt. Cody A. Pultz

United States Army

Patriot Profiles: ‘My dad had me on the range at a very young age’

Feb  17, 2015

Sgt. 1st Class Scott P. Campbell

United States Army

Patriot Profiles: ‘You have to understand the bigger picture on things’

Feb  24, 2015

Sgt. 1st Class Scott P. Campbell selects a radio to privately instruct a crew member during flight. Photo courtesy U.S. ...

Master at Arms Second Class (MA2)

Linda Phonesaithip

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘Nobody gets into my security zone’

March  23, 2015

Chief Warrant Officer Second Class

Michael Mears

United States Army

Patriot Profiles: ‘Powering up the troops while wiring up the city’

April  8, 2015

Cpl. Kristopher Wickert

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘When troops need to move, U.S. Marines bridge the gap’

May  8, 2015

Monrovia, Liberia, 2015. Chief Warrant Officer Second Class Michael Mears. Photo courtesy U.S. Army

Taya Kyle

‘American Wife’

Patriot Profiles: Meet Taya Kyle, an ‘American Wife’

May  27, 2015

1st Lt. Christopher Parks

United States Army

Patriot Profiles: ‘Army Trials awaken a new kind of courage’

July  26, 2015

Maj. BJ Grass

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: Predicting the unpredictable stops terror on the move’

July 4, 2015

U.S. Army veteran 1st Lt. Christopher Parks, Fort Hood, Texas, joins his teammates at the closing ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Quantico, Va., on June 28.  (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Adasia Ortiz)

42nd  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October 27, 2015, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 2nd Place, Rancho Santa Fe Review

42nd  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October 27, 2015, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 3rd Place, Rancho Santa Fe Review

42nd ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS, October 27, 2015

Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 2nd Place, Patriot Profiles: ‘We were seriously alone and unafraid up there’, 3rd place, Patriot Profiles: ‘Nobody gets into my security zone’, Rancho Santa Fe Review

Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2)

Harrison Mwanzi

United States Navy

Patriot Profiles: ‘I vowed that I would make the world a better place’

Nov  14, 2015

Sgt. Douglas Bascom

United States Marine Corps

Patriot Profiles: ‘Honor at Hellfire’s Gate: Sgt. Douglas Bascom’s final steps’

May 28, 2017

San Diego Press Club logo

43rd  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October, 2016, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 1st Place, Voice and Viewpoint

43rd  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October, 2016, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 3rd Place, Del Mar Times

San Diego Press Club logo

44th ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS, October 24, 2017

Online and Daily Newspapers: Military, 2nd Place, USS Carl Vinson Strike Group pivotal in Asia-Pacific rebalance of forces
Communities Digital News

43rd  ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. October, 2016, Non Daily Newspapers: Military, 1st Place,

Patriot Profiles: ‘I vowed that I would make the world a better place’ Voice and Viewpoint, 3rd Place, Patriot Profiles: ‘Army Trials awaken a new kind of courage’, Del Mar Times