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  • NATO Chief Lists Benefits of Alliance to United States

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.
  • It starts here: Development & Training Flight

    Concern, fear, anxiety, and fatigue shadow the rigid, but unorthodox position of attention among the young men and women of the 315th Airlift Wing Development and Training Flight here. Mixed among those faces, beamed a glimmer of pride and patriotism that sparked the initiative of these recently enlisted trainees who are bound for Air Force basic military training.
  • Combat Photojournalist translates Skills to Help Keep City Safe

    Frank Govea is a Los Angeles Police Department Crime Scene Photographer III. When at Joint Base Charleston, this crime scene photographer is Reserve Citizen Airman, Master Sgt. Frank Govea, combat photojournalist assigned to the 4th Combat Camera Squadron.
  • DoD Leaders Emphasize National Defense Strategy at Conference

    Defense Department military and civilian leaders met to discuss the 2018 National Defense Strategy and how the U.S. military is evolving as it responds to global power competition at the Defense News Conference.
  • Scobee continues legacy of service

    Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of Lt. Gen. yesterday. With this promotion, Scobee will become the Chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command where he will serve as principal adviser on reserve matters to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff and assume leadership of nearly 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen including the supervision of all U.S. Air Force Reserve units around the world.
  • Suicide Prevention Month: ‘Be There’

    September is suicide prevention month! “Be There”, the DoD Suicide Prevention Campaign theme, is an opportunity for our Joint Base Charleston community to have discussion of depth amongst service members, family members, civilian employees and beyond. As the director of 315th Airlift Wing Airman & Family Readiness, I recognize that our reservists have many of the same challenges as active duty members. The stressors differ slightly in that reservists have more deployments and a constant transition from military to civilian life. We are all vital to the mission and suicide prevention is an on-going commitment.
  • ‘Be There’— Suicide Prevention Month, often a difficult topic

    “Be there” is the official DOD theme of this year’s Suicide Prevention Campaign. I was staring at the web page, looking for inspiration and a visitor came in my room, and pointing at a photo on my desk of Brig. Gen. James Fontanella, my first commander in late 2013. Serendipity! A story came to mind of the Be There theme. It started with one phone call and some knowledgeable, compassionate individuals who formed a telephonic chain across several states to intervene in the life of a warrior and his family.
  • McCain’s Life Celebrated at Washington National Cathedral

    The nation bid farewell to Arizona Sen. John S. McCain -- former Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, war hero and Vietnam prisoner of war -- in a patriotic and emotional service at the Washington National Cathedral.

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