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A U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from the 22nd Airlift Squadron is loaded with U.S Navy rescue equipment at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 18, 2017. The equipment will be delivered to Argentina and used to aid in the search for the Argentina Navy submarine A.R.A San Juan. Air Mobility Command aircraft are delivering equipment and expertise to assist a partner nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm) 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.
0 9/25
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.
0 9/22
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
Three Airmen huddle together in an aircraft. Little Rock AFB stages aeromedical evac support for Hurricane Harvey
Airmen from the 19th Maintenance Group from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, offloaded a C-17 Globemaster III from Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, carrying supplies from Pope Field, North Carolina, Aug. 31, 2017.
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Tech Sgt. Joe Joiner, 16th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides a member of the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., as they load a cargo pallet on to the C-17 Globemaster III at the Robins AFB Aug. 29. JB Charleston provides aid to hurricane victims
Two C-17 Globemaster III aircraftr left Joint base Charleston carrying 30.6 tons of relief supplies to Alexandria International Airport, Alexandria, Louisiana, in response to Hurricane Harvey Aug. 29, 2017.
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Lt. Col. Langdon Root, Aircrew Crisis Task Force Summit lead, conducts a briefing Aug. 15 during a two-week aircrew retention summit here as part of a holistic approach to improve readiness and capacity by increasing retention of experienced aviators. Two-week summit takes aim at aircrew retention
The Aircrew Crisis Task Force hosted a two-week aircrew retention summit here as part of a holistic approach to improve readiness and capacity by increasing retention of experienced aviators Aug. 14-25, 2017.
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Betty Welsh, wife of retired Gen. Mark Welsh III, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, speaks to the spouses attending the spouse symposium during the Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit at the Charleston Club on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Aug. 22. Transitioning military families to civilian workforce
A Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit was held at the Charleston Club, Aug. 21 to 23, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Officials urge retirees to transition club membership to virtual portal
For many Air Force retirees, a club membership is one way to stay connected to the service they love. Air Force Services Activity officials are encouraging retirees to activate their new Air Force Club Member Portal accounts before losing that connection.
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