Nigel Barker Says “Cheese” with Military Families

Renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker stops for a photo with a local student at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii April 13, 2010. Barker is scheduled to visit four military schools, tour multiple military posts and provide military kids with helpful photography tips on his first-ever USO tour. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)

Whether you’re more comfortable in front of the lens or behind the camera, giving back to the military community is always a good look.  Nigel Barker has done just that on his first USO Tour.  We brought you pics earlier this week…now see the rest below!

During the tour, Barker spent time at Hickam Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, and visited four military schools.  He also flew a C17 simulator, toured the flight line and, most importantly, provided hundreds of troops and military kids with vital photography tips and words of encouragement.

Barker had this to say about touring: “I always look forward to getting involved with causes and charities I feel strongly about.  Boosting troop morale, spending time with the military community and working with the USO are things I truly believe in and firmly support.  I am excited for this opportunity and forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of America’s troops and their families.”  So are we…

Students from Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, display their USO memorabilia of Nigel Barker, April 13, 2010. Barker inspired two classes full of photography students with stories from his exciting career during a visit as part of a USO educational tour. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)

Photography students at Leilehua High School pose for a photo with Nigel Barker April 13, 2010. During his time in Hawaii, Barker visited military schools, toured multiple military posts and provided military kids with helpful photography tips. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)

Nigel Barker gets a kiss on his cheeks from two students at Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 13, 2010. Barker is participating in his first USO tour, bringing inspirational messages to troops and their families stationed in the Aloha state. (USO Photo by Jackie Zettles)

Nigel Barker has a laugh with students at Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii as they turn their digital cameras on him on April 13, 2010. Barker inspired the students with messages of hope and stressed the importance of believing in their dreams. In addition to volunteering with the USO and spending quality time with military families stationed in Hawaii, Barker is also passionate about spreading his humanitarian message. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)

It’s a Great Look as Nigel Barker Tours Hawaii

Renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker takes a group photo with military photographers and press at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii April 12, 2010. During his USO visit, Barker shared practical insights with troops to help inspire them and hone their craft. This is Barker's first USO tour. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)

Former model turned fashion photographer turned TV personality (turned author!) Nigel Barker is currently volunteering his time with the USO and spreading cheer to hundreds of military families in Hawaii.  This is Barker’s first USO Tour, timed to coincide with Month of the Military Child.  he’s emphasizing the importance of believing in yourself and following your dreams to these Troops and their families.

Barker supports a variety of humanitarian causes and continually uses his talents behind the camera to give back. He’s highly regarded for his work as both a photographer and judge from the popular TV show “America’s Next Top Model,” which airs on The CW.  Barker’s upcoming book, “Beauty Equation,” is scheduled for release during Fall Fashion Week 2010.

“Say Cheese,” and check out these stylish pics from Hawaii!

Renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker gives troops and families in Hawaii something to smile about, April 12, 2010. The model turned photographer is participating in his first USO tour sharing tips of the trade with military families. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)

Fashion photographer and America's Next Top Model judge, Nigel Barker, stops for a photo with Lt. Tamekia Payne (left) and (right) SSgt. Heather Warden at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 12, 2010. Traveling on his first-ever USO tour Barker will deliver inspirational messages to troops and their familes. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)