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  • JB Charleston closes gates, remains in HURCON 1

    The current track for Hurricane Dorian is expected to bring the storm close to JB Charleston, with largest effect expected the morning of Sept. 5.
  • AFDW provides ceremonial honors to longest-serving Congressional member

    Air Force District of Washington conducted an Arrival Ceremony in honor of World War II Army veteran and former Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) here Tuesday.
  • Major changes to medical policies good news for Reservists

    When Col. John Buterbaugh took the helm as the command surgeon at Air Force Reserve Command in late summer 2018, he wanted to make some bold changes to improve processes for the 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen serving around the world.
  • Space and STEM showcased at JB Charleston Air and Space Expo

    In conjunction with several partners, Joint Base Charleston showcased both STEM and space through various booths and interactive exhibits at the 2018 Air and Space Expo. Some of the booths included robotics demonstrations, electricity exhibits, moon rock samples and more.
  • First JB Charleston C-17s receive nose art, embrace heritage

    A Nose Art Unveiling Ceremony was held April 27, 2018 for two of Team Charleston’s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during the Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo rehearsal.
  • Joint effort delivers relief cargo to Puerto Rico

    Members of the 15th Airlift Squadron and 437th Airlift Wing, flew a C-17 Globemaster III to Fort Drum, New York, Sept. 28, 2017, to pick up aid supplies before flying to San Juan, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, battered the U.S. territory.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Air Force delivers doctors, aid to Florida

    Three C-17s from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flew more than 300 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to Orlando, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s landfall Sept. 10.
  • JB Charleston test new equipment, saves AF millions

    An operational evaluation of new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here in November 2016. Tie downs are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations; winch cables help adjust the tension on tie downs, securing the load.
  • An explosion of training

    The 4th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a joint-service explosive ordnance disposal exercise Sept. 13 - 15, 2016, on the EOD range at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. EOD Airmen assigned to the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron organized the three-day exercise to familiarize EOD technicians of the munitions involved with the F-15E Strike Eagle. To maximize the effectiveness of the exercise, the organizers invited their counterparts at both Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to participate.
  • Charleston Airman earns Navy training distinction

    A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one Airman is acquiring his sea legs.
  • C-17 gains valuable training through integration at Red Flag 16-3

    During Red Flag 16-3, the 437th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, is training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on how to integrate pilots, crew members and intelligence Airmen, among others, to become more mission-ready.
  • Teens learn to BOUNCE back in first AF teen resiliency course

    Twenty-four teenagers participated in the Air Force's first resiliency teen camp, named BOUNCE, from July 11-15 at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. BOUNCE, which stands for Be optimistic, Observe thoughts, Use strengths, Never give up, Communicate effectively and Embrace you, is a weeklong camp designed to teach teens the necessary skills to overcome daily stressors associated to military families.
  • Combat camera Airmen hone battlefield capabilities through Scorpion Lens

    More than 100 photo and broadcast journalists from the 1st Combat Camera Squadron at Joint Base Charleston and the 3rd Combat Camera Squadron from Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, are participating in Scorpion Lens 2016, an ability to survive and operate exercise at McCrady Training Center on Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
  • AF rapid response unit enhances their skills during Patriot Sands

    Members from the 315th Airlift Wing’s Airlift Control Flight (ALCF) took part in Patriot Sands, a training exercise that kicked off Feb. 17 at Hunter Army Airfield. The exercise incorporated the resources of several ALCF units, as well as affiliate agencies such as the FBI’s Rapid Response Team and the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team.
  • F-16 aircraft accident near Charleston

    A Shaw Air Force Base F-16C Fighting Falcon and civilian aircraft collided July 7 near Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, at 11:30 a.m.
  • C-17 fleet celebrates 3M flying hours

    The C-17 Globemaster III has proved again that it remains the world's premier airlifter after the total C-17 fleet celebrated the historical milestone of achieving 3 million flying hours on May 5.
  • Airman saves the life of a child

    Airman 1st Class Daniel Pippen, a 628th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, and his girlfriend Becky Atkins saved a young girl's life on a beach near Charleston Air Force Base on March 9, 2015.
  • Former Soldier earns Air Force wings

    First Lt. Kevin Summerbell attended ROTC and commissioned as an officer in the Air Force to be a C-17 Globemaster III pilot, the same aircraft he was flown back on from Iraq after being wounded in combat. He is now assigned to the 15th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
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