Army Storyteller: it's the best military job

KCEN Military Reporter Jillian Angeline reports.

The job requires 12 to 15 hours of work each day. 

But to some, like 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (MPAD) Sgt. Austin Majors, being a Army journalist is the best job in the service. 

Majors and the rest of the 7th MPAD are currently in Cincu, Romania, covering the "Saber Guardian" exercise, which involves 25,000 soldiers from 22 different nations around the world. 

"What's going on right now in all of Eastern Europe is a really huge part of the Army's story and that's my job," Majors said.

Majors started in field artillery when he enlisted in the Army, but has been a broadcast journalist since 2011. Sgt. Majors and his team use numerous types of technology, including drones, to shoot video and show the world what the military does to get ready for combat. 

"It's an excellent benefit that we have right now, essentially being able to use the latest technologies to gather our imagery," Majors said.

Maj. Anthony Clas said the unit does their best to tell the stories for families, friends, and fellow Americans back home. The 7th MPAD collaborate with international media and with embassies all over the world to share their stories about what the troops do while in the field. 

On Saturday, the 7th MPAD will be busy covering Distinguished Vistors Day with Army leaders and the President of Romania in attendance. 

 

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