The Team Charleston Family Readiness Podcast is the only place where families can discover firsthand the programs that both Joint Base Charleston and the Air Force offer.
We know military life presents some unique challenges, and it can be overwhelming at times, but we're here to help. We discuss topics that directly impact your lives as military families.
Some past guests include EFMP coordinator, School liaison, health promotions team, Chaplain, Financial educators, as well as leaders from across the Air Force.
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A Sit Down With General Van Ovost & CMSgt Kruzelnick
This is a special episode of the Podcast; we have a couple of guests who directly impact members' and families' lives across the Air Force.
I sit down with the Commander of Air Mobility Command, General Jacqueline Van Ovost, and the Command Chief of Air mobility Command, CMSgt Biran Kruslneck.
Today we discover that family is inseparable from a unit. We have a culture in the military of taking care of each other, and every one of us is part of a connected family, including our spouses and children.
Check out past episodes where we talk to various helping professionals across Joint Base Charleston.
Chaplain Law-Gordon's Resilience Story
We sit down with the Joint Base Charleston Deputy Chaplain, Chaplain Law-Gordon, and talk about the adversity she has faced and how she overcame unbelievably difficult challenges to ultimately thrive and help others through the use of the four resilience domains.
Follow the links below for resiliency resources:
Joint Base Charleton Chapel: 843-963-4673
Military Family Life Counselors:
Air Base: 843-940-0133
Weapons Statio: 843-597-0721
Joint Base Charleston Mental Health: 843-963-6852
1. TRICARE offers Telemental Health Services as part of the Telemedicine benefit. As with any behavioral health care received from TRICARE provider, active-duty members will need a referral before getting care under this benefit.
2. Military OneSource released the attached COVID Resource pdf that provides info on contacting a Military OneSource MH provider and other MH tools. https://www.militaryonesource.mil/coronavirus
3. The Military Crisis Line, online chat, and text-messaging service are free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care. Hundreds of men and women in the military call us every day, and start to get back on track.
Col Greene, 628th Air Base Wing Commander Talks Families
How does a culture of respect and caring for people impact the mission?
Today, we discover how important family is and how vital it is that you, the Joint Base Charleston community is well cared for, but it doesn't stop here at Charleston; what we talk about today impacts the entire military as a whole.
We specifically focus on two programs that directly impact families both well before they arrive at the base and long after they get here. These programs are essential to what we refer to today as a "winning culture."
Everyone has been impacted by these programs in one way or another.
We're talking about Key Spouse and Sponsorship with the 628th Air Base Wing Commander, Col Marc Greene!
For more information on the Key Spouse or Sponsorship Programs check out:
Air Force Personnel Center Airman and Family Readiness Page:
JBCMFR Facebook Key Spouse Group:
Joint Base Charleston Key Spouse Network
Joint Base Charleston Website:
A Conversation With The Command Chief - CMSgt Jason Colon
Today, we have a conversation with the 628th Air Base Wing Command Chief, CMSgt Colon about how the Air Force and Joint Base Charleston enhance cross-cultural awareness and promote diversity among our team members and families. We hear about how diversity and inclusion have impacted the Chief's Air Force career and why the Department of Defense has special observances such as Hispanic Heritage Month.
Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th through October 15 and will consist of a variety of events to include:
2 October/7:30pm/Air Base - Drive-in Movie: Coco & Candy Bags
3 October/7:30pm/Weapons Station - Drive-in Movie: Coco & Candy Bags
7 October/9:00am/Air Base Theater - 11:00am & 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Hispanic Airman Stores w/ CMSgt Colon
15 October/9:00am/Air Base Gym - Fun Run (or walk) with Live DJ
15 October/11:00am - 1:00pm/Location TBD - 11:00am - 1:00pm
JBCARES About Your Resilience - Michelle McMeekin
A 2017 survey measured individual's levels of stress, burnout, sleep problems, the likelihood of depression. It also measured work characteristics: job demands, job influence, and social support.
It turns out that High strain work environments have an unfavorable effect on all outcomes. BUT this is where today's guest comes into play...and essentially every one of the guests we've had....This research discovered that
Resilience has a protective effect on all outcomes. For stress, burnout, and sleep, higher resilience has a more protective effect under low-strain conditions. For depression, anxiety, and productivity, resilience has a more protective effect when job strain is high.
Workers with high resilience have better outcomes in challenging work environments (Shatte et al., 2017).
Lucky for us, today, we talk resilience and community support with the Joint Base Charleston Community Support Coordinator, who is all things resilient and in addition to their role as the chair of the Community Action Team, responsible for the enhancement of the military community's quality of life.
JB Cares Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JB.CHS.CARES
Sign up for AMC Virtual Spouse Resilience Courses held every Tuesday @10am, Wednesday @3pm, Thursday @6pm.
Spouse Resiliency Toolkit: http://spousert.wpengine.com/
Shatte, A., Perlman, A., Smith, B., & Lynch, W. (2017). The Positive Effect of Resilience on Stress and Business Outcomes in Difficult Work Environments. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 59(2). DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000914
5 Money Tips Before Your E-5 (Or O-3)
The National Financial Educators Council states that 63% of military respondents experience stress due to their current financial situation, and 37% of respondents are unsure about their financial futures.* That's why today we're going to help secure those futures.
We've got five money tips before your e-5 (or an O-3). Truth be told, though, these are for everyone, it's just better if you start early.
Today we cover TSP, Emergency Funds, Credit Scores, Financial Documents, and Home Buying for military families.
Sign up for Military & Family Readiness financial workshops at:
Plan for a lifetime with the TSP at https://www.tsp.gov/
Ways to help build an emergency fund: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/personal-finance/budgeting-and-saving/building-a-solid-emergency-fund-and-creating-financial-readiness
Find out your credit score: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action.
Joint Base Charleston Legal Office:
Air Base: 843.963.5502
Weapons Station: 843.794.7500
How to safeguard a vital document: https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/fema_safeguard-critical-documents-and-valuables_0.pdf
Military One Source home buying tips: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/moving-housing/housing/specialized-housing/buying-a-home-off-military-installation
The AMC CC was great!
Families are so import!
This show illustrates how important families are to the military.