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Mission Partner Highlight:1189th TSB
January 18, 2017
Army Col. Daniel A. Keller, 1189th Transportation Surface Brigade commander (1189th TSB).

To the Philippines and back: Wing Commander reflects on his heritage
January 11, 2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, poses for his pilot training graduation photo at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in July, 1994. Because few Asian Americans were pilots at the time, something as small as his oxygen mask made Canlas stand out. Since the bridge of his nose is wider than most, the instructors had to give him an older, obsolete model. Now more than 20 years later, Canlas attended the first ever Asian American and Pacific Islander forum sponsored by Presidential Commission in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2016 to help continue valuable mentorship for other Asian American men and women serving in the military.

Career experiences help chaplain branch out
December 22, 2016
U.S. Air Force Capt. Norman Jones, 628th Air Base Wing chaplain, poses with memorabilia from his career Dec. 14, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Jones has given more than two decades of military service to his country while serving in the Navy, Army and then the Air Force.

Airman transitions to officer corps
December 7, 2016
U.S. Staff Sgt. Gabriel Lazurka, financial services supervisor at the 628th Comptroller Squadron, poses at his desk Nov. 30, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Lazurka was accepted into the Commissioned Officer Training program for healthcare. COT is a five-week program designed to transition Airmen and civilians into the U.S. Air Force commissioned officers corps.

Charleston soars through time
December 7, 2016
The C-141 Starlifter was stationed at Joint Base Charleston, then Charleston Air Force Base, from 1961 to 2000. The C-141 Starlifter has been memorialized as a static display at the air park here. Additionally, a model of the aircraft is displayed in front of the JB Charleston Starlifter Lanes Bowling Alley.

Mental Health: Keeping things paw-sitive
December 6, 2016
Senior Airman Kasandra Groff, a 628th Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health Clinic mental health technician, kneels next to Sergeant Stoeger, an animal assisted activity dog and Groff's pet, here, Dec. 1, 2016. As an assisted activity animal dog, Stoeger is able to sit in on appointments when requested by patients and attend mental health immersions around base.

Airman enhances partnerships, foreign language skills
November 21, 2016
1st Lt. Ariel Saltin communicates lessons provided by U.S. Marine Corps instructors on piracy deterrence tactics to Cameroonian marines. Saltin traveled to Cameroon with LEAP in order to provide joint training support. (Courtesy photo)

Thank you for your service
November 4, 2016
Mitchell Jenkins, chief of logistics at the 1st Combat Camera Squadron, and Vietnam veteran, reminisces while looking through a photo album Nov. 1, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Jenkins keeps an album full of photos from his career in Combat Camera.

WWII veteran continues to serve
November 3, 2016
Francis Bolds, United States Navy Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer from James Island, South Carolina, presents his Navy retirement certificate at the Veteran Affairs building Oct. 24, 2016. Bolds is a World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veteran who has volunteered at the VA for over 20 years. Bolds will be the grand marshal at the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Charleston Nov. 6.

Veterinarians taking care of people, pets, and police
October 27, 2016
U.S. Army Capt. Chelsi Deaner, Joint Base Charleston Veterinary Treatment Facility veterinary core officer, examines Military Working Dog Ari’s teeth while Senior Airman Trey Weston, a 628th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, holds Ari’s mouth open at the Veterinary Treatment Facility here, Oct. 18, 2016. The JB Charleston Veterinary Treatment Facility provides care to military working dogs and has quarterly training with the military working dog handlers on emergency procedures and first aid for their dog when they deploy.