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John J. Tecklenburg, mayor of Charleston, speaks during the National Safe Boating Week Open House held May 18, 2019, at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston in Charleston, S.C. Tecklenburg stressed the importance of boating safety as well as maintaining acute situational awareness while on the water. The Coast Guard National Safe Boating Week Campaign is an annual week-long event held every May to promote boating safety and to inform the public on proper boating procedures. Federal law mandates that the U.S. Coast Guard establish the National Boating Safety Advisory Council and consult with it on regulations and other major boating safety matters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
The Charleston Police Department holds a “meet-and-greet” for families to interact with law enforcement working dogs and their handlers, who are often employed in both drug and explosive detection operations, during National Safe Boating Week May 18, 2019, at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston in Charleston, S.C. The U.S. Coast Guard often coordinates with local authorities to augment their mission of maritime law enforcement. The Coast Guard National Safe Boating Week Campaign is an annual week-long event held every May to promote boating safety and to inform the public on proper boating procedures. Federal law mandates that the U.S. Coast Guard establish the National Boating Safety Advisory Council and consult with it on regulations and other major boating safety matters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston hosted a National Safe Boating Week Open House May 18, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. The Coast Guard National Safe Boating Week Campaign is an annual week-long event held every May to promote boating safety and inform the public about proper boating procedures. Federal law mandates that the U.S. Coast Guard establish the National Boating Safety Advisory Council and consult with it on regulations and other major boating safety matters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
A U.S. Coast Guard aviation survival technician takes part in a rescue demonstration while hanging from a MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter during the National Safe Boating Week Open House May 18, 2019, at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston in Charleston, S.C. The Coast Guard National Safe Boating Week Campaign is an annual week-long event held every May to promote boating safety and to inform the public on proper boating procedures. Federal law mandates that the U.S. Coast Guard establish the National Boating Safety Advisory Council and consult with it on regulations and other major boating safety matters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
Mark Bumala, an inspector working for the Naval Treaty Implementation Program, inspects a munitions crate label during the International Chemical Weapons Convention exercise May 16, 2019, at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.  Under the Convention’s “challenge inspection” procedure, State Parties have committed themselves to the principle of “anytime, anywhere” inspections with no right of refusal. The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of base assistance teams should the U.S. receive an international challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty. The Chemical Weapons Convention aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by States Parties. Exercises like these support the Department of Defense’s priority of reformation and full spectrum readiness in the face of new challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
An inspector working for the Naval Treaty Implementation Program unlocks a munitions bunker during the International Chemical Weapons Convention exercise May 16, 2019, at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The Naval Treaty Implementation Program provides comprehensive arms control treaty support to Navy and Marine Corps commanding officers, program managers, senior leadership and decision-makers. The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of base assistance teams should the U.S. receive an international challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty. The Chemical Weapons Convention aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by States Parties. Exercises like these support the Department of Defense’s priority of reformation and full spectrum readiness in the face of new challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
Inspectors and their military escorts working with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Naval Treaty Implementation Program prepare to inspect munitions bunkers during the International Chemical Weapons Convention exercise May 16, 2019, at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of base assistance teams should the U.S. receive an international challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty. The Chemical Weapons Convention aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by State Parties. Exercises like these support the Department of Defense’s priority of reformation and full spectrum readiness in the face of new challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
Inspectors working with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Naval Treaty Implementation Program act as international officials and inspect munitions bunkers during the International Chemical Weapons Convention exercise May 16, 2019, at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.  A feature of the Convention is its incorporation of the “challenge inspection,” whereby any State Party in doubt about another State Party’s compliance can request a surprise inspection. The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of base assistance teams should the U.S. receive an international challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty. The Chemical Weapons Convention aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by States Parties. Exercises like these support the Department of Defense’s priority of reformation and full spectrum readiness in the face of new challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
Inspectors working with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Naval Treaty Implementation Program organize various inspection teams to inspect perceived points of interest during the International Chemical Weapons Convention exercise May 15, 2019, at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The Naval Treaty Implementation Program is staffed with civilian personnel with expertise in the planning, organization and execution of Navy and Marine Corps implementation, compliance and verification activities. The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of base assistance teams should the U.S. receive an international challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty. The Chemical Weapons Convention aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by States Parties. Exercises like these support the Department of Defense’s priority of reformation and full spectrum readiness in the face of new challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
An inspector working for the Naval Treaty Implementation Program uses a map to find potential areas to inspect during the International Chemical Weapons Convention exercise May 16, 2019, at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The Naval Treaty Implementation Program provides comprehensive arms control treaty support to Navy and Marine Corps commanding officers, program managers, senior leadership and decision-makers. The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of base assistance teams should the U.S. receive an international challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty. The Chemical Weapons Convention aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by States Parties. Exercises like these support the Department of Defense’s priority of reformation and full spectrum readiness in the face of new challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
Alex Jestel (left) and Mac Williams (right), both Naval Treaty Implementation Program compliance inspectors working on the Chemical Weapons Convention exercise, discuss potential locations to be inspected May 15, 2019, at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A feature of the Convention is its incorporation of the “challenge inspection,” whereby any State Party in doubt about another State Party’s compliance can request a surprise inspection. The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of base assistance teams should the U.S. receive an international challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty. The Chemical Weapons Convention aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by States Parties. Exercises like these support the Department of Defense’s priority of reformation and full spectrum readiness in the face of new challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
Chris Miller, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic executive director, addresses attendees during the Information Warfare Research Project Consortium Industry Day at Trident Technical College.
Nuclear Electronics Technician 3rd Class Austin Hronek, Navy Nuclear Power Training Command student, bottom, demonstrates Judo and Ju-Jitsu martial arts during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Showcase on May 7, 2019, at the Air Base Chapel.
Food samples demonstrate the various types of foods during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Showcase May 9, 2019, at the Chapel Annex.
U.S. Navy Captain Kevin Byrne, Joint Base Charleston deputy commander, tries some of the different food samples offered during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Showcase on May 7, 2019, at the Air Base Chapel.
An Airman from the 628th Medical Group fills out a field triage card May 9, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
Airmen from the 628th Medical Group remove the clothes from a simulated casualty during an exercise May 9, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
Capt. Malory Morris, a dentist assigned to the 628th Aerospace Medical Squadron, gives the thumbs up after putting on her personal protective equipment during an exercise May 9, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
Airmen from the 628th Medical Group set up a decontamination tent during an exercise May 9, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.