[caption id=“attachment_2023” align=“alignright” width=“197” caption=“Renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker stops for a photo with a local student at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii April 13, 2010. Barker is scheduled to visit four military schools, tour multiple military posts and provide military kids with helpful photography tips on his first-ever USO tour. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)”][/caption]
Whether you’re more comfortable in front of the lens or behind the camera, giving back to the military community is always a good look. Nigel Barker has done just that on his first USO Tour. We brought you pics earlier this week…now see the rest below!
During the tour, Barker spent time at Hickam Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, and visited four military schools. He also flew a C17 simulator, toured the flight line and, most importantly, provided hundreds of troops and military kids with vital photography tips and words of encouragement.
Barker had this to say about touring: “I always look forward to getting involved with causes and charities I feel strongly about. Boosting troop morale, spending time with the military community and working with the USO are things I truly believe in and firmly support. I am excited for this opportunity and forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of America’s troops and their families." So are we…
[caption id="attachment_2025” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Students from Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, display their USO memorabilia of Nigel Barker, April 13, 2010. Barker inspired two classes full of photography students with stories from his exciting career during a visit as part of a USO educational tour. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_2022” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Photography students at Leilehua High School pose for a photo with Nigel Barker April 13, 2010. During his time in Hawaii, Barker visited military schools, toured multiple military posts and provided military kids with helpful photography tips. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_2021” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Nigel Barker gets a kiss on his cheeks from two students at Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 13, 2010. Barker is participating in his first USO tour, bringing inspirational messages to troops and their families stationed in the Aloha state. (USO Photo by Jackie Zettles) ”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_2020” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Nigel Barker has a laugh with students at Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii as they turn their digital cameras on him on April 13, 2010. Barker inspired the students with messages of hope and stressed the importance of believing in their dreams. In addition to volunteering with the USO and spending quality time with military families stationed in Hawaii, Barker is also passionate about spreading his humanitarian message. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)”][/caption]
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