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LRS Airman “flips the switch” on NWS
January 9, 2020
— JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman on the Naval Weapons Station operates as the only uniformed brakeman on the Joint Base Charleston railway. ...
Leadership through our leaders’ eyes: a chief’s perspective
December 3, 2019
— With the need for good leadership in the Air Force being so critical, the Joint Base Charleston public affairs office is conducting an interview series with leaders at the NCO and senior NCO level, to find out what they view as good leadership, and how they try to connect for those they supervise. Our third and final installment in the series is with Chief Master Sgt. Cedric Nettles, 628th Mission Support Group superintendent, who oversees all enlisted personnel within the mission support group and advises the group commander. Nettles uses a mix of his own experiences from his rise through the ranks as well as quotes from famous leaders, too....
Leadership through our leaders’ eyes: an NCOs perspective
November 18, 2019
— With the need for good leadership in the Air Force being so critical, the Joint Base Charleston public affairs office is conducting an interview series with leaders at the NCO and senior NCO level, to find out what they view as good leadership, and how they try to connect for those they supervise. We started by interviewing Tech. Sgt. Samuel Hays, 437th Operations Support Squadron aircrew operations noncommissioned officer in charge, where he directly supervises three staff sergeants, while also overseeing 19 members in his section. Hays uses his experience in an NCO organization to connect with Airmen, while also still remembering where he came from as he climbed the ranks: ...
Air Force announces NCO Career Status Program for Airmen with 12 years of service
November 6, 2019
— The Air Force announced recently that it will implement the new Noncommissioned Officer Career Status Program for active duty Airmen, which will affect reenlistment contracts executed on or after Nov. 18. ...
Bioenvironmental Engineering more than just gas masks
October 31, 2019
— Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Shannon, NCOIC of environmental health for the 628th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, said bioenvironmental engineering specialists make sure that Airmen have the proper personal protective equipment needed and more to ensure the safety of all Airmen....
Lift while you climb
October 8, 2019
— Staff Sgt. Christopher Stuebbe, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward area refueling point team chief, has not only been named Air Mobility Command’s NCO of the year, but was also selected as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, one of the Air Force’s biggest honors....
Set aside your pride, don’t be afraid to confide
September 19, 2019
— According to the Center for Disease Control, someone in America dies from suicide every 12 minutes and is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Although certain demographics may be more susceptible to a particular mental illness, most afflictions do not discriminate by age, race, and religion or body composition. ...
A drummer’s spirit
August 8, 2019
— Native American beliefs, names and customs have been incorporated within many titles, vehicle designations, weapons and traditions of the United States military since the country’s inception.For U.S. Army Specialist Nathan Creel, an animal care specialist assigned to the Charleston Veterinary Treatment Facility and Charleston native, including his...
Flew from fighter to cargo: Pilot gains rare breadth of knowledge
June 14, 2019
— On April 17, 2018, Maj. Jonathan “River” Mahan, an Air Force fighter pilot, took off from Kidena Air Base, Japan, in an F-15C Eagle for the final time. The following day, his life and career changed for good as he, his wife and three children boarded a commercial aircraft headed to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Years of flying fighter aircraft had taken a toll on his body and Mahan decided to change airframes to the C-17 Globemaster III. ...
Ocular allergies 'bloom' this time of year
April 25, 2019
— Spring has sprung and we can see it all around us. The flowers are blooming, there’s yellow pollen dust everywhere and people are spending more time outdoors. Despite all this spring splendor, it is also a time of suffering for millions of Americans. Do your eyes itch or burn? Are they red and puffy? Do these symptoms seem to recur particularly this time of year? It could be allergies. Seasonal allergies are most common in the spring, but can also recur in the fall. Furthermore, some people are affected by environmental ocular allergies year-round. ...