NEWS | Sept. 30, 2014

Oktoberfest coming to JB Charleston – Air Base, Oct. 10

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The 2014 Oktoberfest is scheduled to be held Oct. 10, from noon until 5 p.m. at the recreation area located between the Gaylor Dining Facility and the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base dormitories.

The event is free for service members and will be hosted by the Joint Base Charleston Top 3.

Events will include the following:

· Corn hole tournament

· Three-point basketball "shoot-out"

· Pedal carts race

· Rock climbing wall

· Stein  hoist competition

· Hot wing eating contest

· Dance-off

"One of the purposes of the Oktoberfest event is recognition to the service members at Joint Base Charleston for their ongoing hard work," said Master Sgt. Scott Rainer, 628th Medical Group first sergeant. " Men and women at JB Charleston are a testament to how innovative thinking and hard work not only provides mission readiness, but success."

According to Rainer, Oktoberfest will be JB Charleston Top 3's opportunity to show their sincere appreciation to 'A'irmen  that makes Team Charleston the best in Air Mobility Command.

"The Top 3 is proud to showcase such an event as Oktoberfest for the Airmen and junior noncommissioned officers," said Master Sgt. Christopher Hughes, 628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron superintendent. "Their dedication to duty and steadfast commitment to excellence deserves to be recognized and this occasion is one way to acknowledge the prominence of that commitment.  The mantra - work hard, play hard - comes to mind. The work is continually being put in, now it's time to play!"

Senior leaders, from the support squadrons to the operations squadrons around JB Charleston, feel the same toward recognizing their Airmen.  

"This event will captivate the memories for those who attend for years to come," said Master Sgt. Tiffany Robinson, 437th Airlift Wing Aerial Port Squadron first sergeant. "Anyone that is an E-1 through E-6 doesn't want to miss out."