North Island depot featured on JAG



Jan 28, 2005

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Director Vern Gillum goes over a scene with Chris Beetem (Lt. Greg Bukovic) and Jordana Spiro (Lt. Catherine Graves).

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Lt. Catherine Graves (Jordana Spiro) and Lt. Greg Bukovic (Chris Beetem) rehearse their scene as a NAVAIR Depot North Island artisan works on an aircraft.

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The Belisarius Productions crew set up their equipment in the hangar to shoot a scene for “JAG”.

NAVAIR Depot North Island to be featured on “JAG”

By Bill Bartkus

Photos by Scott Janes and Joe Feliciano

CORONADO, Calif. – A TV production team of CBS’s “JAG” spent four hours at NAVAIR Depot North Island Jan. 25 shooting a scene for an upcoming episode for TV’s longest-lasting military drama. The team filmed inside the F/A-18 Hornets’ Nest where NAVAIR artisans and engineers work on the tactical aircraft. Volunteer active-duty sailors from various commands can be seen walking through the hangar as artisans work on the jets.

Prior to shooting the scene, the team filmed outside in the North Island Naval Air Station housing area. In that scene, viewers will see the Depot’s Aircraft Services towing a Hornet down the street. Lead actress Catherine Bell (Marine Lt. Col. Sarah MacKinzie) and three new characters being added to the cast have to wait in an open-air red convertible for the Hornet to pass before the driver can make a left turn.

The series about the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps has been on the air for 10 years. The episode filmed at the North Island depot will be aired on CBS March 11. Check local listings.

NAVAIR provides cost-wise readiness and dominant maritime combat power to make a great Navy and Marine Corps team better.

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