Ken Murray, a highly experienced photographer with over 40 years in the field, seamlessly merged his passion for photography with his love for aviation during his tenure in the United States Air Force. This unique combination led him to create awe-inspiring military images that garnered international recognition and publication. Building on his extensive background in publishing and photography, Murray was handpicked by the Air Force in the mid-1990s to serve as the editor of Torch Magazine, the prestigious safety publication of the Air Education and Training Command. In 1995, Murray and his team were honored with the coveted International Blue Pencil Award, recognizing their excellence in government communications.
Not only a skilled photographer, but Murray also had an accomplished military career as a KC-135 navigator, participating in notable operations such as Just Cause, Desert Storm, Allied Force, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. His extraordinary work has been prominently featured in esteemed publications like ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated, Torch Magazine, Aviation Week, Propos De Vol, Lockheed Martin's Code One Magazine, as well as various calendars, postcards, and books.
After an illustrious 25-year career, Ken Murray retired from the Air Force on May 1, 2011. However, his passion for aviation persists, and he continues to indulge in his love for the field through annual visits to the EAA's Airventure in Oshkosh, WI. While expanding his horizons, Murray now focuses on capturing current events, sports, and engaging in drone photography, further showcasing his versatile skill set and dedication to his craft.
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