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Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, assigned to 4th Combat Camera Squadron, climbs a rope during the obstacle course portion of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 1, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Defense Department combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra) Air Force CTCS’s win DoD combat camera titles
Teams from Joint Base Charleston’s Combat Camera Total Force Initiative squadrons took two of the top three placings at the 2018 Specialist Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition. Four teams of two from the active duty 1st Combat Camera Squadron and the reserve 4 CTCS participated in the competition at Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland, and Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, April 29-May 4, 2018.
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2018
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron receive a briefing about the A400M Atlas from German air force 1st Lt. Felix, A400M co-pilot, in Berlin, Germany, April 27, 2018. According to aerospace corporation Airbus, there are 58 A400Ms in operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) German-American partnership on display during air show
The 2018 Berlin Air and Trade Show fell under the same year as the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, in which U.S. and allied forces airlifted supplies into West Berlin following a Soviet blockade of the city.
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2018
A C-17 Globemaster III, sits on the flightline at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., as it is prepared for transfer to the Charlotte Air National Guard, N.C., April 4, 2018. JB Charleston trains ANG to be globemasters
The first of four C-17 Globemaster IIIs was transferred from Joint Base Charleston to the Charlotte Air National Guard, N.C. April 7, 2018 as part of a congressional mandate. Through this directive Joint base Charleston will send 16 C-17s to four Air National Guard bases.
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2018
One of three school buses is offloaded in Haiti from a Joint Base Charleston, S.C., C-17 Globemaster III, which transported it as humanitarian cargo donated to a Port-au-Prince outreach school, Dec. 16, 2017. Aircrew from the 317th Airlift Squadron, with support from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's 514th Air Mobility Wing, flew the buses as part of the Denton program, which allows for space available on military aircraft to be used for humanitarian cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Clark) Helping Haiti’s children: 315th AW delivers school buses
Reserve Airmen of Joint Base Charleston’s 317th Airlift Squadron, with support from three additional Reserve Airmen of the 514th Air Mobility Wing from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, transported school buses in a C-17 Globemaster III from JB Charleston to Port-au-Prince, where they were offloaded at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Dec. 16, 2017.
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Airman 1st Class Kevin Schreiber, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals a C-17 Globemaster during a Joint Forcible Entry training event in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration phase here, Dec. 9. Thirty seven C-17s, 21 C-130 Hercules and 120 U.S. Army paratroopers participated in the mobility portion of the WSINT phase during a simulated mass JFE event over a contested target on a range near Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The event is designed to teach Airmen how to get safely to their target and direct airpower and follow-on forces to that target. JB Charleston supports Weapons School capstone event
The 437th Airlift Wing launched 17 C-17 Globemaster IIIs in support of the largest U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration Phase Joint Forcible Entry event in its history, Dec. 9, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Mobility aircraft deliver U.S. Navy’s undersea rescue capabilities to Argentina
Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs and a C-5M Super Galaxy delivered U.S. Navy’s undersea rescue capabilities to Argentina to aid in the search for the ARA San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine that went missing in the southern Atlantic Ocean Nov. 15, 2017.
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Capt. Steven Braddick explores his family’s new camper trailer with his two-year-old Nicholas, 16-year-old Nathan and his wife, Renee on November 7, 2017 in Charleston, S.C. Nathan was selected to receive a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation due to his severe illness, MECP2 duplication syndrome. An Airman’s fight for terminally ill son
November, Military Family Month, as designated by the Department of Defense, is a time to thank those who support service members for sacrifices that come with serving our country. For one Joint Base Charleston family, having a terminally ill child has required even more sacrifice, teamwork and dedication.
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A longshoreman guides a truck carrying cargo onto the USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) Oct. 29, 2017, at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, S.C. Partnership enables JB Charleston sealift relief efforts to Puerto Rico
The first humanitarian relief supplies sealifted from Joint Base Charleston to Ponce, Puerto Rico departed Oct. 31, 2017. In the hours following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, JB Charleston C-17 Globemaster IIIs responded delivering more than 1,700 tons of aid, supplies and medical teams to affected areas. Although the C-17’s have the ability to get to austere locations quickly, the amount of cargo it can carry is limited.
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U.S. Army Spc. Derek J. Karbowski, with the 640th Transportation Detachment Tampa, Fla., inspects equipment as it arrives at an initial staging area here Oct. 21 as part of sustained efforts aiding the rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Joint, interagency partners establish ISB for hurricane relief efforts
Joint Base Charleston has been established as the central hub for sustained efforts aiding the rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
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2017
Senior Airman Kenny Phonsyry, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs preflight checks at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 23, 2017. The 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, flew a mobile air traffic control tower, food and water to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. 437th AW crew provides quick-response relief following Hurricane Maria
Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency completed a humanitarian mission in support of Hurricane Maria to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 23, 2017.
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Maj. Kari Flemming, left, 14th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Flight Lt. Matt Jenkinson, right, 14th AS Royal air force exchange pilot, both from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., perform preflight checks at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 24, 2017. Members of the 14th AS delivered more than 129,000 pounds of food and water to St. Croix, Virgin Islands in support of relief efforts after Hurricane Maria. The mission to St. Croix marked the second mission the crew flew to the Virgin Islands for humanitarian aid in 48 hours. Joint team delivers relief in Hurricane Maria aftermath
Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina delivered 17 pallets containing more than 129,000 pounds of food and water to St. Croix, Virgin Islands in support of relief efforts after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 24, 2017.
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2017
Finance Hurricane Claims Assistance Financial Services Center prepares to process travel vouchers for Irma evacuees
Air Force Financial Services Center officials anticipate processing approximately 8,000 travel vouchers filed by Airmen who evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma.
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2017
Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, welcomes home Airmen of the 437th AW returning with the final evacuated C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 15, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall here. Twenty-two C-17s were evacuated to alternate locations and eight were diverted in response to the hurricane. Airmen of the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensured the relocated aircraft were maintained and prepared to conduct hurricane recovery operations to the south from alternate installations including Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Last evacuated C-17 returns home
The final C-17 Globemaster III evacuated due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall returned here Sept. 15, 2017.
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N/A 601st AOC's AMD provides critical link during hurricane relief
In the throes of a hurricane, emerging requirements for military air assets throughout the affected area can create a chaotic web of demand signals with varying levels of priority. When those demands require the use of U.S. Transportation Command or Air National Guard assets, it is the job of the air mobility division within the 601st Air Operations Center and director of mobility forces Air Forces Northern Command to synchronize and facilitate the requests.
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An aircrew prepares a C-17 Globemaster III for takeoff prior to a mission to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. Sept. 11, 2017. Days prior the crew flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida. Aircrew gets firsthand view of Florida before, after Hurricane Irma
A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from Joint Base Charleston flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall, Sept. 8, 2017.
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Staff Sgt. Micah Hallman, left, 43rd Air Mobility Squadron air transportation specialist, Pope Army Airfield, N.C., hands boxes to Jodi Johnson, right, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they download goods and commodities in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts at Joint Base Charleston’s North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., Sept. 13, 2017. The airfield acts as a receiving and distribution staging area for goods and commodities to be transported to hurricane victims here and areas of the southeast over the next few weeks. Airmen of the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group and FEMA are working side-by-side executing relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal) Mobility Airmen, FEMA stand up hurricane staging area in S.C.
Joint Base Charleston enabled Hurricane Irma recovery operations by helping to stand-up a Federal Emergency Management Agency installation support base at the North Auxiliary Airfield, Sept. 8, 2017.
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Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons transported a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 12. Airmen conduct historic mission to Virgin Islands following Irma
Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons delivered a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 12, 2017.
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he C-17 crew members delivered the equipment to Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Airmen provide humanitarian relief to Caribbean Islands
Airmen across the U.S. came together to support the Hurricane Irma relief effort, Sept. 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
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Photo of WC-130J preparing for take off. Airmen document Hurricane Irma with Hurricane Hunters
It’s not often that Air Force reservists arrive at Unit Training Assembly “weekend drill,” and in short order find themselves flying into the eye of a hurricane, but that’s exactly what happened to Staff Sgts. Kyle Brasier and Corban Lundborg with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston.
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Capt. Adam Kouroupas, 16th Airlift Squadron pilot, reviews a preflight checklist during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission at Pope Army Air Field, N.C., Aug. 30, 2017. Kouroupas, who lived in Galveston, Texas for four years, helped his home state by flying supplies from Pope. “We are all Texans today,” said Kouroupas of the effort given by service members during the flight. JB Charleston delivers medical supplies for hurricane response efforts
Airmen from Joint Base Charleston departed aboard a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts aiming to deliver 15,779 pounds of medical supplies and more than 20 emergency responders to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Aug. 30, 2017.
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