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Dear Lowcountry,

Thank you for your service. The first time a military service member hears that from a stranger we feel a bit awkward, but we have come to value that heartfelt, honest declaration. In the South Carolina Lowcountry region it is a phrase we hear often. 

People stop us in the grocery store, at restaurants, waiting for car repairs, at sporting competitions, while shopping, at luncheons, and at special events. Some are forward and talkative, some hesitant and shy.
Since arriving at Joint Base Charleston, the common theme has been one of genuine appreciation. Thank you for saying it.

You reflect the best of America back at us. While you honor us with your gratitude, you remind us of the depth of our duty, the character we strive to exemplify, and the many reasons we choose to serve. At such times it is humbling to be a servant of our Republic, and we are better for the reminder. 

Additionally, you welcome our families. Military service is a nomadic life.
It can be difficult to make friends, connect with neighborhood activities, and find unique things to explore in each new area. Military families also endure long absences and sacrifice personal memories to broader service to country. This region is welcoming and warm to our military families. You make your communities a home for us, not just another duty station.

After being thanked so often, it strikes us that you are owed thanks as well. On behalf of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, national security professionals, and service families of Joint Base Charleston - Thank you!


The Commanders of Joint Base Charleston
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Dear Lowcountry, "Thank you for your service".


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