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Get to know a civilian

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs | 628th Civil Engineer Squadron | November 17, 2010

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON -- Our "Get to know" articles are designed to offer readers the opportunity to get to know a little more about the Airmen, Sailors and civilians who make Joint Base Charleston a great place to live and work.

Name: Keith Thompson

Pay Grade: GS-11

Unit/Job: 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, Natural and Cultural Resources Program manager

Age: 47

Married? No

Children: None

Pets: Yes. A chocolate Labrador named Jessie.

Favorite Activity: Hunting - deer hunting, turkey hunting. Also, four-wheeling. Anything outdoors really. I also do some woodworking on things like cabinets and shelving. Another hobby I have is to plant a garden every year - that's been my big thing. My favorite thing to grow is probably zucchini and yellow squash.

Favorite place to eat in town: I like everything, but probably Ruby Tuesday. They have a good salad bar.

What is one thing you are proud to have accomplished while at Joint Base Charleston? I've worked in the environmental office now for 15 years, so that's probably it. I previously worked on Navy nuclear stuff, but environmental is my favorite. It goes right in line with things I like to do, which is being outdoors and being in the natural environment.

If you were the Secretary of the Air Force for one day, what would you do? I don't know where I'd begin - the Air Force is a great service to work for, so I don't think I'd make too many changes.

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