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NEWS | Feb. 14, 2012

Education Fair held at JB Charleston - Air Base

By Staff Sgt. Nicole Mickle Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Education and Training office held an Education Fair at the Education and Training Center at JB Charleston - Air Base, Feb. 10, with 34 colleges and universities in attendance.

The fair is held annually and is open to all military, family members and retirees.
"In order to remain the number one Air Force in the world, we need to continue to educate our Airmen to become strategic thinkers," said Darrell Nesbitt, JB Charleston - Air Base education and training chief.

Colleges and universities in attendance included the Citadel, the University of South Carolina, Southern Illinois University and American Military University among others.

Chief Master Sgt. Jose LugoSantiago, 628th Air Base Wing command chief was also in attendance handing out door prizes from each of the schools to lucky attendants.

Tech Sgt. Kevin McAlister, 315th Airlift Wing Force Support Squadron support staff non-commissioned officer in charge attended so he could find a school that would meet his needs for his upcoming deployment.

"There is really no excuse not to go school now. While deployed, I can take online classes. I found the right school and program that will be best for me here at the fair," said McAlister.

For more information on available educational opportunities contact the base Education and Training Center at 963-4575.