It was an abnormal day of duty for the Airmen and Soldiers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The glamorous lights of Hollywood shined down around a C-17 Globemaster III as film crews and actors busily rushed back and forth between the director, shouting out the commands, “action!” and “cut!”
Approximately 15 Airmen and Soldiers from JBPHH and the 93rd Civil Support Team (CST) from the Hawaii Army National Guard had the opportunity to participate as “Hawaii Five-0″ extras March 26 while the crew filmed a portion of an upcoming episode.
The professionalism and bearing of the military members involved contributed to the success of the show, according to Elwood Reid, co-executive producer of Hawaii Five-0.
“Our costume people can copy your uniform exactly, we can give the [actors] the haircuts, but the bearing you guys have in the military, you can’t buy,” Reid said. “There’s just a certain way that you guys look and hold yourselves that we can’t teach.”