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8th Air Force, J-GSOC holds first spouses' orientation

Senior Airman Melissa Carlier, a member of the 608th Air Operations Center ISR division, describes her unit's mission and role within bomber operations during a spouses' orientation at headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La., Nov. 18, 2019. More than 30 military spouses received an immersion briefing, toured the different centers and met with local leadership. “The commitment and sacrifice it takes to be a military spouse is an honorable quality," said Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, 8th Air Force command chief and J-GSOC senior enlisted leader. "They provide an incomparable level of support, which ultimately affects unit readiness, personal resilience and quality of life.”

Senior Airman Melissa Carlier, a member of the 608th Air Operations Center ISR division, describes her unit's mission and role within bomber operations during a spouses' orientation at headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La., Nov. 18, 2019. More than 30 military spouses received an immersion briefing, toured the different centers and met with local leadership. “The commitment and sacrifice it takes to be a military spouse is an honorable quality," said Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, 8th Air Force command chief and J-GSOC senior enlisted leader. "They provide an incomparable level of support, which ultimately affects unit readiness, personal resilience and quality of life.”

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Dawkins, Jr., 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, welcomes more than 30 military spouses to the unit's first Spouses' Orientation at headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La., Nov. 18, 2019. Spouses received a mission immersion, toured the different J-GSOC centers and gained a firsthand look at the contributions of their military spouses. The event was held to promote communication and shared knowledge within the Airmen’s home lives.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Dawkins, Jr., 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, welcomes more than 30 military spouses to the unit's first Spouses' Orientation at headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La., Nov. 18, 2019. Spouses received a mission immersion, toured the different J-GSOC centers and gained a firsthand look at the contributions of their military spouses. The event was held to promote communication and shared knowledge within the Airmen’s home lives.

Eighth Air Force artifacts are displayed during the first 8th Air Force, J-GSOC Spouses' Orientation, Nov. 18, 2019. The Toby Mug, historic patches and memorabilia are preserved by the 8th Air Force historian. More than 30 military spouses received an immersion briefing, toured the different J-GSOC work centers and visited with local leadership during the event.

Eighth Air Force artifacts are displayed during the first 8th Air Force, J-GSOC Spouses' Orientation, Nov. 18, 2019. The Toby Mug, historic patches and memorabilia are preserved by the 8th Air Force historian. More than 30 military spouses received an immersion briefing, toured the different J-GSOC work centers and visited with local leadership during the event.

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