Optimus Prime may have said “Autobots, roll out,” but it was Hurlburt Field Air Commandos who rolled out the red carpet when the third installment of the Hollywood blockbuster “Transformers” franchise filmed at the air base in September 2010.
Close to 50 airmen from Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command and the 1st Special Operations Wing, as well as a few service members stationed in the local area, answered a casting call to take part in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
“The Air Force and Department of Defense approved participation because it offered the unique opportunity to highlight Air Force capabilities and to showcase airmen to a worldwide audience,” said Lt. Col. Francisco Hamm, the U.S. Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office director of Public Affairs. “The franchise has been a great vehicle to showcase our aircraft, our airmen and our mission capabilities, all within a canvas of joint operations.”
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