JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. —
Maj. Gen. John Gordy, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center command chief master sergeant, visited Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Dec. 10-12, 2019.
Hosted by Col. Terrence Adams, 628th Air Base Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Michael Cole, 628th ABW command chief master sergeant and joint base members and agencies, the Expeditionary Center leaders toured various facilities across the installation for a behind-the-scenes look at base operations and visited with service members in action.
The Expeditionary Center, located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the Air Force’s center of excellence for rapid global mobility and agile combat support training and education.
The Center provides administrative control for five wings and three groups within Air Mobility Command, including the 628th Air Base Wing at JB Charleston.
During their visit, Gordy and Berg met daily with joint base leadership, received mission briefings from various agencies and spoke with Airmen to understand their perspective and give them advice they may need.
“I think the biggest benefit we get from engagements like this is getting to talk to the Airmen in small groups,” said Gordy. “Some would say you don’t know what you don’t know and these Airmen always give us great candid feedback to help better understand their challenges and issues. Feedback of any kind helps us support our Airmen and reassures us that our leadership teams at the base level are doing the right things; with all we saw everyone is doing a great job. They’re getting after those efforts like full-spectrum readiness and taking care of our Airmen which are top priorities for our command.”
Gordy and Berg agreed it was a successful visit, which gave them a lot to think about moving forward, as well as a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for the joint base.
“I think the visit went very well and it was very informative,” said Gordy. “It was great to see the Airmen getting after the mission and I believe the teams here are doing phenomenally well”.