2019 Winning Media

2019 MVA Photographer of the Year

Chris Hibben MVA Photographer of the Year

Chris Hibben

Chris joined the Navy in 1991 where he was a yellow shirt on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy CV-67. After his active duty time Chris became a Journalist in the Navy Reserve assigned to the Naval Reserve Center, Milwaukee. He has been a photographer since a child and being a journalist was his passion. After a deployment to Special Operations Command South in Puerto Rico Chris decided to change services and join the Air Force. He was assigned to Visual Information at the 440th Airlift Wing in Milwaukee. After two year he joined the 4th Combat Camera Squadron in Riverside, California. He is still assigned to the 4th now stationed at Joint Base Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. In his civilian life Chris owns a broadcast television company, Snap 180 Media producing live television events for ESPN, Fox News, The Weather Channel and other national networks. Chris just returned from a deployment to the Horn of Africa where for 8 months he documented operations in East Africa.

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2019 MVA Videographer of the Year

Andrew Neumann 2019 MVA Videographer of the Year

Andrew Neumann

I recently EAS’d from the Marine Corps as a corporal. I was Public Affairs my entire career and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. I am currently attending college in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Picture Categories

Combat Documentation Operational

Combat Documentation Training







Picture Story

1st- Joe Harwood

2nd- Perry Aston

3rd- Kowshon Ye

HM- Brittney Vella

Video Categories

Spot Video

1st- Billy Blankenship

2nd- Jared Bunn

3rd- Alexander Henninger

HM- Cedar Barnes

Short Form Video

1st- Daniel Lobo

2nd- Alexander Henninger

3rd- Andrew Neumann

HM- Austin Rooney

Long Form Video

1st- Devin Nothstine

2nd- Andrew Neumann

3rd- Austin Rooney

HM- William Chockey