315th AW conducts first virtual unit training assembly
By Master Sgt. Bobby Pilch, 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 16, 2020
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. --
Airmen assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston didn’t let quarantining and isolation from COVID-19 keep them from accomplishing necessary training during the May unit training assembly this weekend.
While most citizen Airmen were physically distant from their units, leadership crafted a comprehensive plan of action to help maintain relevant training, providing servicemembers access to educational briefings using readily available information on the Air Force Portal, and live engagement sessions via virtual meetings throughout the day.
Some of the content includes a virtual newcomer’s briefing, retirement preparation and requirements for completing a degree from the Community College of the Air Force.
“The Airmen assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing must maintain readiness and be able to meet mission requirements when called upon to serve,” said Col. Adam B. Willis, commander of the 315th AW. “Despite being physically separated due to COVID-19, we are able to leverage virtual technology and remote learning tools to keep our men and women in uniform mission ready.”
It is the intent of leadership to carefully and cautiously begin to phase in normal UTA operations over a period of time in accordance with CDC and Base Health guidelines according to Willis.