A Navy television crew recently spent three days at NAS Keflavik, Iceland, shooting footage to try to show sailors that assignment there is not a bad thing.

The crew from Naval Media Center Headquarters in Washington, D.C., conducted interviews with sailors and dependents and filmed activities and facilities around the naval air station.

The crew also filmed sailors exploring Iceland’s countryside and in the nearby city of Reykjavik.

The footage will be edited into a 60-second spot for Direct to Sailor television — DTS — about hard-to-fill duty locations, according to a news release from the base.

Keflavik was one of several duty locations recently chosen for filming by the Center for Career Development, Navy Personnel Command.

Dick Welsh, producer for the segment, said the command is looking to “sell” the duty locations by showing why sailors should accept orders to them, and how it benefits them and their families.

Welsh’s team recently completed spots for NAS Fallon, Nevada; NAS Lemoore, Calif.; Guam; and Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Welsh told NAS Keflavik representatives the previous spots, currently running on DTS, have been enthusiastically received. He said he expected to release the NAS Keflavik commercial to DTS by the end of October or early November.

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