Honroary Commander supports JB Charleston at Commander's call
Air Force Col. Robert Lyman, Joint Base Charleston commander, left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Mark Bronson, 628th Air Base Wing command chief, present the Commander's Public Service Award to Peter Wertimer, Founder and Chairman of the Palmetto Military Support Group and JB Charleston Emeritus Honorary Commander, during a commander's call at JB Charleston Mar. 30, 2016. Wertimer received the award for his outstanding public service and commitment to military families at JB Charleston from January 2001 to March 2016, including the Palmetto Military Support Group's efforts to support all Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the Lowcountry region. He supported the military by initiating and leading efforts to raise money to defray costs of special activities, permitting more enlisted personnel to attend special local events and improving military life.
Additionally, Wertimer was a key board member for the Charleston Research Institute advancing research at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center improving the lifestyle and supporting our veteran community. The Commander's Public Service Award is presented to recognize service or achievements which contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Air Force activity, command or staff agency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cross)