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Thank you for your service
November 4, 2016
— Service to one’s country and the sacrifices made in doing so are normally respected by the general public. However, it’s not always the case. Many Vietnam veterans experienced unwelcome returns home. “I entered the Air Force in 1968 after the riots in Harlem, NY spurred by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. As a South Carolina native...
WWII veteran continues to serve
November 3, 2016
— Before the United States existed as a country, those who took up arms to defend the land were supported by the local community. In 1636, the pilgrims of Plymouth Colony passed a law to provide for disabled soldiers from the colony who had participated in the war against the Pequot Indians. Support provided to veterans continues today, 380 years...
Veterinarians taking care of people, pets, and police
October 27, 2016
— Like their handlers, the four-legged members of Joint Base Charleston need to be healthy to continue the mission.The JB Charleston Veterinary Treatment Facility provides medical care to military working dogs and the cats and dogs of military members and retirees. Additionally, the clinic has the responsibility of ensuring all food sold and served...
Measuring excellence by the milligram
October 18, 2016
— When not supporting the Coast Guard, Navy, Air National Guard and Boeing, the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory uses its technical capabilities at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base to support a range of technologies including aircraft countermeasures test sets and night vision goggle testers. “One of the difficulties,” Staff Sgt. Cassandra...
Dental program connects Trident Tech, JB Charleston
September 29, 2016
— People join the military for different reasons. Some reasons include: wanting to serve their country, wanting to see the world, acquiring personal discipline or being part of an institution. A significant number of others join to pursue educational opportunities. Thanks to a joint-educational agreement, dental technicians in the Air Force have the...
Sheet Metal and Corrosion Shop repairs JBC aircraft
September 23, 2016
— Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster IIIs travel around the world transporting cargo, people, munitions and humanitarian supplies. When they return, maintenance is required.The 437th Maintenance Squadron Sheet Metal and Corrosion Shop is responsible for maintaining and repairing the airframe of the C-17.“We work on three major components of the...
Quality assurance: where experience meets perspective
September 16, 2016
— While the 437th Airlift Wing’s mission is to deliver safe, precise and reliable airlift around the world, their innovative attitude distinguishes them as one of a kind. With a breadth of experience, the liaison between the active duty and reserve units in the Quality Assurance (QA) group harbors a unique setting for development and improvement...
Taking a swing at being a world champ
September 14, 2016
— Often described as a “good walk spoiled,” golf is a game of patience. The sport requires a mindset and commitment that accepts small victories and defeats – an outlook that 1st Lt. Kyle Westmoreland, 628th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst, not only possesses, but put to the test during the 2016 World Military Championship recently.An email...
Tomorrow is a brighter day for South Carolina veterans
March 15, 2016
— As a young girl, Durbin Emerson's mother took her to see the movie, "Gone with the Wind." During the Atlanta rail yard scene with row upon row of maimed and wounded soldiers moaning and crying out, Durbin wept.As a young business professional in the 1970's making his way in Washington, D.C., Trux Emerson was angered by the fact that his buddies,...
Emerging Professional's Award Recipient
December 10, 2015
— The Air Force rewards its Airmen who work hard and demonstrate dedication to duty. Occasionally, Airmen are recognized outside of the military environment. Recently, a local Air Force officer received a prestigious award.Captain David Lutz, 628th Air Base Wing executive officer, received the Graduate Degree Emerging Professional's Award from...