“Veterans in Blue” Brian T Shirley


“In November of 2016, the Air Force Public Affairs Agency (AFPAA) launched Volume VII of “Veterans in Blue,” a portrait  collection showcasing the men and women that have contributed to the legacy of the Air Force. The  Airmen highlighted have aided in making the Air Force what it is today–the best in the world. Through the Veterans in Blue project, these service members share their personal stories of how the Air Force has made a difference in their lives. These stories supported in operations from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Portraits are displayed in the Pentagon 5th floor, A ring between the 8th and 9th corridor.”


The following episode which features Air Force Veteran and Comedian, Brian T Shirley, was named semi-finalist and finalist in several film festivals. Brian is quoted as saying this about being chosen as a subject in the noteworthy “Veterans in Blue” project: “I’m honored to have been chosen for this project and encourage everyone to check out the other well deserving veterans who have been spotlighted by Veterans in Blue!!”



This episode was filmed and directed by Andy Fox.


Andrew Fox is from Marshall, Michigan, and currently lives in Charleston, SC. He graduated in 2011 from Adrian College with a degree in Media Arts and joined the Air Force in March 2013 as a Broadcast Journalist. Mr. Fox is stationed with the 1st Combat Camera Squadron in Charleston, SC.

Married to Andrea Fox in October 2015, Andrew plans on attending the Citadel Graduate College in the Fall of 2017 to study a Master’s of Education in Counselor Education for Secondary School. He will also continue his career in the Air Force as a broadcast journalist in the Air Force Reserves or Air National Guard.

Andy’s hobbies include hunting and fishing in South Carolina, Michigan, and Iowa. He is a Michigan State sports fan and follows college football intensely.