NEWS | May 12, 2017

The Kindness Diaries author visits JB Charleston

By Senior Airman Christian Sullivan Joing Base Charleston Public Affairs

Author of The Kindness Diaries and TV personality, Leon Logothetis, travels the world spreading his message of kindness and the power of human connection. His most recent stop was at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., May 4-5, 2017.

Logothetis sees his message complementing what the Air Force and the 437th Airlift Wing do on a daily basis.

“The Air Force missions, from what I’ve seen, in so many ways is about helping,” Logothetis said. “It’s a beautiful thing to be here to see what all you guys do, specifically the airlift squadron, the Pelicans, it’s amazing. It shows that every little thing and every little small act matters.”

While visiting, Logothetis stopped by several units to see what they did on everyday missions. He also delivered a speech to Airmen at the Charleston Club.

“I went onto the runway and saw the families meeting each other after a deployment, which was beautiful,” Logothetis said. “I gave the speech and then I saw how the fueling works, flew in a C-17 and wore a dog safety suit to get bitten by a security forces military working dog.”

Airman 1st Class Brian Huie, 16th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, was one of many Airmen who heard Logothetis’s speech.

“The presentation went really well, it really hit home,” Huie said. “It was very inspirational. Overall, it really drove home core principles.”

Logothetis also had the opportunity to fly on a C-17 Globemaster III where he witnessed an in-flight refueling, a cargo drop and an assault landing.

“The visit showcased the high level of teamwork and dedication present at Joint Base Charleston,” Capt. Keane Carpenter, 437th AW C-17 pilot, said. “The commitment to excellence keeps us ready to reach out a helping hand to anyone anywhere in the world.”