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NEWS | Oct. 16, 2013

NSA Charleston Sailors support broad mission requirements

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Hallford Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Naval Support Activity Charleston's team of approximately 80 Sailors and Navy civilians provide administrative, logistic, security and other support missions for Weapons Station tenant commands, 628th Mission Support Group squadrons, 628th Air base Wing, and JB Charleston as a whole.

"Whether serving as a victim advocate, providing administrative personnel support, or otherwise, many of our Sailors are stepping up and learning additional skills outside of their primary job field," said NSA Charleston Administrative Officer Lt. j.g. Pete McLaughlin, "While other Sailors are performing in roles side-by-side with their Air Force counterparts."

Naval Support Activity Charleston headquarters serves as the liaison between the Weapons Station tenant commands and the 628th Air base Wing and maintains a pulse on organizational activities and institutional approaches on both sides of the interstate.

"Our Sailors conduct galley or dining facility operations, maintain unaccompanied personnel housing standards, and also provide chaplain assistant services," said McLaughlin, "Their activities truly run the full gamut of work center operations, and in many cases are a transition point to the Sailors next stage in his or her career, whether it be Navy or civilian."