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NEWS | April 20, 2011

Top 3 Association

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The Joint Base Charleston's Top 3 Organization's primary purpose is to provide enlisted leadership. We support projects and programs that directly enhance the professional development, morale, welfare, and status of enlisted personnel assigned to the base and serve as a forum to promote camaraderie and cooperation among our members and to disseminate information of common interest to senior non-commissioned officers.

The Top 3 Association meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Low Country Bar in the Base Club at noon. It is open to all E-7s and above and Navy Chiefs are welcome to attend.

Recurring Events

Recognition program: Do you have an E-1 thru E-6 you would like to recognize for outstanding work? Here is a program designed just for that. Every month the Top 3 recognizes a member from the 437th Airlift Wing and the 628th Air Base Wing. This program is design to shadow the Diamond Sharp award, which is selected by your first sergeants. If you have someone who you would like to highlight to the Top 3, eat lunch with them, and allow them to mingle with their upper leadership in a relaxed manner, send your selections to Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Kloeppel at 963- 4182 by the close of business on the first Wednesday of each month.

Enlisted Grant/Scholarship (Qtr): The purpose of this event is to award a well deserving E-1 thru E-6 who is attending school and displays the Air Force Core Values in their daily life. The winners will be awarded a $100 check to help with school expenses. Contact Master Sgt. Mark Harrison at 963-2180 or Master Sgt. Kevin Riley at 963-4077. Nominations are due by the beginning of the last month of each quarter.

Habitat for Humanity: Are you skilled at home improvements? Do you like to get your hands dirty, or are you just motivated to try something different? The local Habitat for Humanity is a builds houses for families in need. They do this with volunteers like you. Contact Master Sgt. Mike Tawney at 963-6760 if you are interested.

Adopt-a-Highway: Have you ever driven down the road and noticed the "Adopt a Highway" signs? The Top 3 along has adopted Cross County Road as its street to help keep clean. Once a quarter, volunteers spread out along this stretch of highway and help pick up all the trash. Contact Master Sgt. Tina Friday at 963-6780.

Food Bank: Help feed the homeless and less fortunate families here in the Low Country. We need volunteers to help sort, label and box food for the Low Country Food Bank. Contact Master Sgt. Troy Firzlaff at 963-559.

VA Hospital Visit: Every quarter, our organization goes down to the local VA hospital and visits with our veterans. Here is an opportunity to listen to stories from the men and women who have served before you. The veterans also enjoy sharing time with their fellow Airman and soldiers. If you would like to spend a day with a veteran, contact Master Sgt. Kenneth Bragg at 963-2180.