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  • Mattis Reaffirms ‘Unbreakable’ Bond, Enduring Commitment to Europe

    Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed the “unbreakable trans-Atlantic bond” between the United States and Europe during the U.S.-Adriatic Charter defense ministers meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.
  • 437th AW welcomes new commander

    The 437th Airlift Wing conducted a change of command ceremony July 12, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
  • DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

    The Defense Department issued a substantive change to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Tropical Storms Beryl, Chris

    The Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters spent the weekend flying weather reconnaissance missions
  • Tick tactics: avoiding the bite

    One of summer’s most frequent nuisances is the reappearance of insects and arachnids. No matter where you are, they always seem to find their way on or around us. Ticks, arachnids that have been around for thousands of years, are no different. Identifying the different kinds, avoiding their bite, or knowing what to do if one does bite you is valuable information this time of year.
  • Executive Summary

    How well does the U.S. military transform? When are the best time and circumstances to change how the joint force does business? In search of some answers, I came across a short but powerful article written a few years ago by two consultants to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, David Chinn and John Dowdy. They conducted a survey in December 2014 of “almost 1,000 leaders and senior employees in more than 30 U.S. Government agencies and found that only 40 percent believed that their transformation programs succeeded.” Even though these results do not seem heartening to those “change agents” among us, their research suggests how to change one’s military even in a period of budgetary pressure, as was recently experienced in Europe and the United States. In fact, as of this writing, the Budgetary Control Act (or so-called sequestration) is still in force, but the Department of Defense budgetary outlook is fairly bright. So, if we needed to do some thinking when money was tight, should these suggestions not be applied as the situation improves? Let’s take a minute to see if this is the case.
  • Chaplains Corner: PRESS to ACE the Critical Days of Summer

    As temperatures rise and summer calendars fill up with some of our favorite outdoor activities, so does the threat of injuries. It is during these “critical days of summer” we not only see an increase of physical injuries but also an uptick in suicidal risk factors, ideations and attempts of suicide.
  • Hornets supportive of Charleston Reservist's deployment

    When Charleston Reservist Staff Sgt. Della Creech was given the opportunity to work as an HR co-op for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets she was thrilled. But midway through her co-op, the then special handling joint inspector with the 81st Aerial Port Squadron, here, was tasked with a Middle East deployment as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Despite her fears, Creech received the full support of her Hornets’ supervisors and coworkers—especially James Jordan, Jr., the team’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer.
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