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NEWS | March 12, 2014

628 ABW leadership work as mailroom clerks for the day

By Senior Airman Ashlee Galloway Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Leadership from the 628th Air Base Wing visited the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Official Mail Center, March 7, 2014, as part of a program designed to give base leaders a taste of what Airmen and Sailors do at their job centers every day.

During the visit, Col. Jeffrey DeVore, Joint Base Charleston commander , Chief Master Sgt. Mark Bronson, 628th Air Base Wing command chief and Master Chief Petty Officer Joseph Gardner, Naval Support Activity command master chief, were introduced to the mail room staff, briefed on day-to-day operations and then assisted the mailroom staff with their jobs.

"It was an opportunity for senior leadership to visit with the Airmen, Sailors and civilians on a day in and day out basis to see what they're doing and what they're going through, so we have a better appreciation of what they do and how we can support them," said DeVore.

Airman 1st Class Jennie Short, 628th Communications Squadron mail operator, showed JB Charleston's most senior Airmen and Sailor how to sort the mail, go through the delivery and pick-up process, and how to put the mail through various machines so postage can be put on the packages before they can be sent out.

"I'm blown away by this whole experience," said Short. "They (leadership) are very enjoyable to be around and have great personalities which made the day fun.

It was wonderful to have somebody show they care and show that they genuinely wanted to learn and understand, not only my job or what happens at my job, but what I do for the commanders their jobs."

Once a month, leadership will go to a different organization, on either the Air Base or Weapons Station and spend time with the Airmen, Sailors and civilians to get a better appreciation on how their jobs impact the mission.