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Andrew Milner | 2010 Marines

Profile

Andrew Milner is a Military Motion Media student at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Milner enlisted in the Marine Corps, February 2005. He attended Recruit Training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA.

After Recruit Training and Marine Combat Training, he attended the Basic Journalist Course and the Basic Broadcaster Course at the Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, MD. Upon graduation, he came directly to AFN Detachment 13, at Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan. While stationed in Iwakuni, he has served as a radio operator (March 2006 to June 2006) while also working in the News Department. He later became fulltime News (June 2006). After returning from a 3 week deployment to Australia (October 2006), he became the News Director. While News director he attended the National Press Photographers Association course (March 2007) at Oklahoma University, and was promoted to Corporal (April 2007). He later became the Radio NCOIC (July 2007) after attending the Corporals leadership course.

While Radio NCOIC he deployed to Thailand for Exercise Cobra Gold (April to May 2007). In mid May the exercise turned operational (May to June) to support the victims of Tropical Cyclone Nargis that hit the coastal region of Burma. During most of Operation Caring Response he was the only military broadcast journalist covering the relief efforts. Upon his return he again assumed the News Director position. While News Director he helped implement the posting of all Iwakuni stories to the Marines.Mil website.

Milner’s duties included ensuring Iwakuni’s nightly news cast, Inside Iwakuni, airs every weekday at 6:25p.m.; overseas every news cast getting posted on the Iwakuni website; posts every news story to the Marines.Mil website; makes sure every story becomes a local 1 minute news update; and uploads every story to the akamai server for all detachments around the world to use. He performed these tasks while maintaining an average of one story per week, and sometimes filling in as platoon sergeant.

Some of Milner’s awards include USMC Merit Awards: 2006 & 2007 Honorable Mention for New Broadcast Journalist of the Year, 2008 Honorable Mention for Broadcast Journalist of the Year, 2008 1st Place Radio Sports Report, 2008 2nd Place TV Sports report. He was also awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal for his work during Exercise Balakatan 2009 in the Philippines. Milner enjoys both photography and videography and likes to use them to help his local church. He spends most of his off time with his new wife Janell or going together to class gatherings and church events.

 

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