Air Force: Scorpion Lens 2018

Scorpion Lens is an annual Air Force ability to survive & operate (ATSO) exercise hosted at Fort Jackson and McCrady Training Center in South Carolina.

The training is for Air Force Combat Cameramen from both the 1st and 4th Combat Camera Squadron’s, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

Corban Lundborg spent a week at Joint Base Charleston learning combatives, land navigation, medical and camera training with both Active Duty and Reserve Airmen.

Next he left for McCrady Training Center to spend two weeks in the field where he trained in tactics, reconnaissance, close quarters combat (CQB), site sensitive exploitation (SSE) and operational training.

Here are 10 top frames from Scorpion Lens 2018.

(All imagery cleared and released to DVIDS)

Airman 1st Class Kristen Heller, combat photojournalist, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, dishes up breakfast Feb. 12, 2018, at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, during Scorpion Lens, an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

Combat camera Airmen walk to a training site during close quarters combat training, Exercise Scorpion Lens 2018, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Feb 12, 2018. Exercise Scorpion Lens is an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

Airmen assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, run tactical drills Feb. 13, 2018, at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, during Scorpion Lens 2018, an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

Tech. Sgt. Larry Reid Jr., aerial combat photographer, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, runs tactical drills Feb. 13, 2018, at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, during Scorpion Lens 2018, an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

Airman 1st Class Haley Phillips, combat photojournalist, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, pauses during a training scenario Feb. 14, 2018, at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, during Scorpion Lens, an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan, assigned to Operating Location Charlie 1st Combat Camera Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, prepares his gear before a training mission during Exercise Scorpion Lens 2018, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Feb. 14, 2018. Exercise Scorpion Lens is an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

Airman 1st Class Kristen Heller, combat photojournalist, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, rests during a break Feb. 15, 2018, at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, during Scorpion Lens, an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

Combat cameramen, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, rush into a tactical exercise for a training scenario Feb. 15, 2018, at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, during Scorpion Lens, an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

Tech. Sgt. Larry Reid Jr., aerial combat photographer, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, photographs items during a tactical exercise Feb. 15, 2018, at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, during Scorpion Lens 2018, an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

Staff Sgt. Rose Gudex, combat photographer, Operating Location Alpha 1st Combat Camera Squadron, patrols during tactical drills Feb. 15, 2018, at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, during Scorpion Lens 2018, an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

 

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