Garmin VIRB Camera Kit & FEMA Uploader Training

Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera. Photo credit: http://www.snowboardsteez.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/garmin-virb-elite-hd-action-camera-xl-e1420567030156.jpg
Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera. Photo credit: http://www.snowboardsteez.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/garmin-virb-elite-hd-action-camera-xl-e1420567030156.jpg

The National Headquarters Operations Directorate has begun hosting a variety of webinars to provide training to our members in need.  These webinars can be found by clicking here.

In this post, we would like to highlight the webinar and materials associated with the Garmin VIRB Camera Kit and FEMA Uploader Training available at the link.  As CAP is called upon to do this post-disaster photography mission at an increasing rate, this online training is very important for aircrews.  Lt. Col. Eric Templeton, CAP, National Emergency Services Academy Mission Aircrew School Commandant presents a webinar hosted by Mr. John Desmarais, Director of Operations, covering this important material.  Here is the webinar, it is an hour and fifteen minutes long so carve out some time to watch and absorb this very important information.  Click here for the slides used during the presentation.  Here are the FEMA Image Upload Instructions.

Almost 70% of CAP aircraft will receive these units.  If you’ll be flying with CAP, you’ll soon come into contact with this technology so we recommend spending some time with this material.

1st Lt Joseph Gruber’s Photo of the Lunar Eclipse Goes Viral

Photo by 1st Lt Joseph Gruber
Lunar eclipse over the U.S. Air Force Memorial on 8 October 2014.
Photo by 1st Lt Joseph Gruber

Our own 1st Lt Joseph Gruber didn’t set out to do anything other than take a cool photo on 8 October 2014, but his handiwork has certainly gained attention.

Gruber’s social media posting led to the Air Force Times picking up the photo along with its parent Military Times.  Click to see the article there.  It was then picked up by CAP’s Volunteer Now.  It certainly helped that the photo was set over the Air Force Memorial.

As the importance of photography increases as part of CAP’s Emergency Services mission, it’s encouraging to see members honing their skills!  You can find plenty of information on CAP’s web site about this part of our mission.  For example, this set of training slides, or this Checklist and Operations Manual for the Nikon D90 Camerat Kit.