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14th Airlift Squadron
The 14th Airlift Squadron "the Pelicans" is a unit of the 437th Airlift Wing and is based at Joint Base Charleston, SC. Used in the employment of worldwide, direct-delivery JCS airlift requirements, The 14th Airlift Squadron provides combat-ready C-17A Globemaster III aircrews for worldwide, direct-delivery airlift supporting rapid global mobility...
15th Airlift Squadron
The 15th Airlift Squadron, "Global Eagles", provides air refueling, combat-ready C-17 aircrews for strategic airlift missions worldwide. The 15th AS also maintains a JCS-directed alert force which supports global contingencies including support of unconventional warfare. Other missions with which the squadron is tasked include emergency nuclear...
16th Airlift Squadron
The end of an era arrived 15 July 2000 with a ceremony to commemorate the farewell of the C-141 presence and to close the 16th Airlift Squadron, the sole remaining C-141 flying squadron at Joint Base Charleston. Although the squadron was inactivated, it was expected to spring anew in the future and become the fourth C-17 flying squadron when Boeing...
17th Airlift Squadron
The 17th Airlift Squadron began its existence at Hamilton Field, California in February 1942 as the 17th Air Corps Ferrying Squadron and has since flown a variety of aircraft to include the C-46, C-47, C-54, C-124, C-141 and C-17. Though the aircraft and name of the squadron have changed over the years, the job of the 17th AS has always been air...
1st Combat Camera Squadron
MISSION To provide senior Department of Defense and joint leaders with a directed imagery capability in support of strategic, operational and planning requirements during wartime operations, worldwide crises, contingencies, joint exercises and humanitarian operations.BACKGROUNDThe 1st Combat Camera Squadron is a tenant unit at Joint Base...
437th Aerial Port Squadron
CONTACT-Passenger Terminal: (843) 963-3048-Lost & Found: (843) 963-3081-Air Freight Customer Service: (843) 963-6301BACKGROUNDThe mission of the 437th Aerial Port Squadron is to provide responsive global cargo and passenger movement operations while cultivating combat-ready airmen. The 437 APS was activated on December 27, 1965 and organized on...
437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
The 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is composed of nearly 1,000 combat-ready maintainers and support personnel, comprised of Active Duty, Civilian, and Air Reserve Technician components. They inspect, service, and maintain the assigned C-17 aircraft at Joint Base Charleston. These maintainers enable aircraft to perform assigned global airlift...
437th Airlift Wing
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet437th AIRLIFT WINGWith 41 assigned C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, the 437th Airlift Wing provides a significant portion of Air Mobility Command's Global Reach airlift capability. The precise, flexible, and responsive air mobility capability provided by the wing backs U.S. resolve and promotes worldwide stability.MISSION...
437th Maintenance Operations Squadron
The 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron activated in 2002 after deactivation of the Logistics Support Squadron. As the premier support function to the Maintenance Group it is comprised of three flights; Program & Resources, Maintenance Training and Maintenance Operations. The later is further subdivided into three functional elements to...
437th Maintenance Squadron
The 437th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) consist of seven flights which include 14 unique sections. Our no-fail mission is about providing safe, reliable aircraft and delivering uncompromised combat capability to the war fighter--absolutely anywhere in the world. MXS is composed of over 500 combat-ready maintainers and support personnel, comprised of...
437th Operations Support Squadron
The 437th Operations Support Squadron provides flying operations support to 437th and 315th Airlift Wings. They are responsible for ensuring wing personnel meet worldwide C-17A airland, airdrop and special operations airlift requirements. They are directly responsible for airfield management, life support services, flight records management,...
628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
628TH AEROSPACE MEDICINE SQUADRON (628TH AMDS)Ensures wing personnel are medically prepared for deployments. Provides comprehensive care to 36K eligible beneficiaries through delivery of medical, dental, occupational, optometric, environmental, public health, and wellness services. Supports 12K visits annually with a $12M budget and 95 personnel in...
628th Air Base Wing
The 628th Air Base Wing serves as the host unit of Joint Base Charleston, and is comprised of two operational groups and a wing staff directorate. The 628th ABW provides installation support to more than 60 DOD and federal agencies serving more than 90,000 Airmen, Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, dependents and retirees. It...
628th Civil Engineer Squadron
CONTACT- Customer Service: (843) 963-5014- Fire Prevention: (843) 963-3121- Fire Alarm Comm Center: (843) 963-3777- Housing Assistance: (843) 963-3869- Self-Help Store: (843) 963-5064BACKGROUNDPlans, builds, maintains, and repairs base facilities and utility systems to support the 628th Air Base Wing and the multi-service missions of Joint Base...
628th Communications Squadron
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet628TH COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRONThe 628th Communications Squadron provides a broad range of communication services to the Joint Base Charleston workforce. In doing so it services more than 22,000 active-duty, reserve, government civilian and contractor personnel from the 315th and 437th Airlift Wings, the 628th Air Base Wing,...
628th Comptroller Squadron
CONTACT- Finance: (843) 963-3746 / (843) 963-3715- Lobby StatusBACKGROUNDThe 628th Comptroller Squadron provides accounting, finance, budget and cost analysis support for the 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing, the 315th Airlift Wing (AFRES) tenants, and geographically separated units. Provides customer service to over 7,300 military and...
628th Contracting Squadron
CONTACT-Flight A: (843) 963-5157-Flight B: (843) 963-5173BACKGROUNDDirectly supports over 7,300 DoD personnel in one air base wing, two air mobility wings and six geographically-separated associate units. Provides operational support for assigned C-17A aircraft. Prepares, awards, and administers contracts for construction, supplies, and services...
628th Force Support Squadron
Enhances quality of life and combat capabilities through diversified services that provide force development, sustainment operations, unit management and organization, family readiness, and MWR programs. Deploys RIBS and PERSCO personnel worldwide in support of national security military operations. Provides support to 28,000 active duty and their...
628th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Enhances rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces by providing supplies, equipment, vehicles, war reserve materiel, port services, and fuels valued at over $500M to Joint Base Charleston, one air base wing, two air mobility wings and multiple tenant units. Directs logistics planning requirements for 4,500 personnel/3,450...
628th Medical Group
The 628th Medical Group provides quality health services for 63,000 eligible beneficiaries, dental readiness for 4,000 active duty service members, and an occupational health program for 2,100 members on Joint Base Charleston thereby ensuring Airmen are medically prepared to support combatant commanders worldwide, over 60 Department of Defense &...
628th Medical Operations Squadron
628th Medical Operations Squadron (628 MDOS)Maintains a fit fighting force of 4.3K for global AMC missions. Provides comprehensive services to over 36K eligible beneficiaries through delivery of prevention based primary and specialty care. Supports over 40K visits annually within a $12M budget and 75 personnel spanning 14 specialties. Trains and...
628th Medical Support Squadron
628TH MEDICAL SUPPORT SQUADRONEnsures wing personnel are medically prepared for deployments. Supports comprehensive care to over 36K eligible beneficiaries by participation in $19.7B managed-care contract. Provides support through diagnostics/therapeutics, logistics, resource management, readiness, and managed care services. Executes $15M budget...
628th Mission Support Group
Provides programs, policies, services, and facilities to a combined military/civilian force of 7,300 personnel in support of the 628th Airbase Wing and both 437th & 315th Airlift Wings. The multi-service mission for Joint Base Charleston consist of communications, contracting, supply, transportation, logistical support, civil engineering,...
628th Security Forces Squadron
CONTACT - Air Base Law Enforcement Desk: (843) 963-3600 OR 911-Weapons Station Law Enforcement Desk: (843) 794-7555BACKGROUNDProvides force protection, law enforcement, physical security and admin support for 28,000 military civilian, retirees, dependents on a 6,688 acre installation. Control center directs security for strategic aircraft valued...
AF Claims Service Center Message
To minimize the risk of property loss or damage during a hurricane or tropical storm, we recommend the following preventive measures. The claims center encourages you to take action as soon as possible whenever the likelihood of a hurricane or tropical storm is imminent. Taking a few precautionary measures will prevent or minimize personal property...
Airman & Family Readiness Center
Family Readiness EventsKey Spouse ProgramMore Programs and ServicesA key resource on your installation and a gateway to accessing all of the resources available to you, the Airman & Family Readiness Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of family and the military lifestyle. The Airman & Family Readiness...
Army Reserve Units at Joint Base Charleston
1189th Transportation Surface BrigadeMission: Provide mission command to assigned and attached SDDC (Army Reserve) units, and when required MTOE battalions engaged in Joint Logistics Over the Shores (JLOT), and terminal operations; provide support to other DoD partners, and civil authorities in support of the Combatant Commanders. Deputy...
Joint Base Charleston uses AtHoc to notify the entire installation within 10 minutes of an emergency event all from a single centralized web-based instance.Notifications can range from Force Protection Condition changes and Anti-terror warnings to natural disaster alerts for approaching tornados, hurricanes or other emergency situations such as an...
SPACE AVAILABLE TRAVEL BAGGAGE INFORMATION Baggage Allowances Each passenger may check two pieces of checked baggage, 70 pounds each, up to 62 linear inches in size. Family members may pool their baggage allowances. Hand-carried baggage must fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment, if available. Standard issue B-4 duffle bags are...
SPACE AVAILABLE TRAVEL IMMIGRATION AND BORDER CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUROPE CUSTOM REQUIREMENTS LISTINGS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.fcg.pentagon.mil Military personnel stationed in Europe who travel to locations...
SPACE AVAILABLE TRAVEL CATEGORIES/SELECTION PRIORITY A complete listing of eligible passengers by category is contained in DoD 4515.13-R. The following is a partial listing of eligible individuals. Category I: Emergency travel on a round-trip basis in connection with serious illness, death, or impending death of a member of the immediate family of...
Air Base (AB) Chapel: 107 Arthur Dr.AB Chapel Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.AB Chapel Phone:Comm: (843) 963-4673 (HOPE)DSN: (312) 673-HOPENOTE: For after duty hours emergencies, call the Command Post at (843) 963-8400. Naval Weapons Stations (NWS) Chapel: 707 Chapel DriveNWS Chapel Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. -...
The Objective Wing Command Post (OWCP), known as "Palmetto Ops", supports peacetime and combat Global Reach for America by preparing, launching and recovering all aircraft that travel through Joint Base Charleston, day and night. OWCP professionals provide command and control to orchestrate the wing mission, operating state-of-the-art voice data...
Damage or Loss of Personal Property from Severe Weather
Damage or Loss of Personal Property due to Severe Weather or Extraordinary Hazards The Military Personnel and Civilian Employees Claims Act (MPCECA), is a gratuitous payment statue. It does not provide insurance coverage and is not designed to make the United States a total insurer of the personal property of claimants. Payment does not depend on...
DOD expanding access to military commisaries, exchanges and recreation facilities
As of Jan. 1, Veterans eligible to obtain a Veteran Health Identification Card must use this credential for in-person installation and privilege access. The card must display the Veteran’s eligibility status. Apply at https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vhic/index.asp. For Joint Base Charleston installation access please visit the Dorchester Road visitors control center to register VHIC upon first visit. Veterans eligible solely under this act who are not enrolled in or are not eligible to enroll in VA health care, or who are enrolled in VA health care, but do not possess a Veteran Health Identification Card will not have access to DoD and Coast Guard installations for in-person commissary, exchange, and MWR retail privileges, but will have full access to online exchanges and American Forces Travel. VCC Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.- 4p.m. ...
I have an environmental concern about Joint Base Charleston, who do I contact?All written inquiries and telephone calls concerning the environmental performance of JB Charleston are directed to the Public Affairs office at (843) 963-5608.Joint Base Charleston is committed to protect the environment. The fundamental goals for environmental...
Our MissionEnhance mission effectiveness by identifying and assessing EO barriers and assist leaders at all levels in the removal and neutralization of those barriers to help prevent unlawful discrimination.Our GoalTo foster an positive environment in which members can rise to the highest possible level based solely on merit, fitness, and...
Joint Relief International 113 S. Bates Street Joint Base Charleston, S.C. 29404 THE DENTON PROGRAM The Denton Amendment, Title 10 U.S.C. Section 402, states "the Secretary of Defense may transport to any country, without charge, supplies which have been furnished by a non-governmental source and which are intended for humanitarian assistance. Such...
Inprocessing at Joint Base Charleston
Directions to Joint Base CharlestonAirportsCharleston International Airport services the tri-county area and is in close proximity. In fact, the base and airport share runways.There are no military shuttles or mass transit that runs from the airport to the base.Rental cars are available on-site. Commercial transportation is available from the...
The Inspector General's Office serves commanders and our joint base mission partners both by executing the complaint resolution process and by proactively training all members of the organization about IG processes and fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) issues. A successful complaint resolution program is designed to enhance the organization's...
Joint Base Charleston Air Park
The Joint Base Charleston Air Park was dedicated on September 18, 1987, to provide an appreciation of the base's history and to honor those who served here over the years. The air park began with the restoration and display of a C-47 "Skytrain" and now includes a C-121 "Constellation," a C-124C "Globemaster II," and a C-141B "Starlifter." Over the...
Joint Base Charleston Housing Management Office
Air Force Housing Management OfficePhone (843) 963-3858 Fax (843) 963-3866 101 North Davis DriveJoint Base Charleston, SC 29404-4085 Hours of Operation are Mondays through Fridays - 7:30am - 4:00pm (EST) Welcome to Joint Base Charleston! The housing branch provides guidance, direction and assistance for access to safe, quality, affordable housing...
North Auxiliary Airfield
North Auxiliary Airfield is located 3 miles east of North, South Carolina, 65 miles northwest of Joint Base Charleston, and 45 miles southeast of the state capital of Columbia. The land area of the base is 2,400 acres of which 1150 acres of this area are undeveloped. The land for the base was bought between 1942 and 1945. The original dirt runway...
Parking, Taxis, and Rental Cars
Rental Cars and Taxi ServicesRental cars and taxi services are available off base within five miles. Thereare several taxi services that can come onto base to pick you up at theterminal. Please check our AMC Form 76 (AMC Gram) for numbers andavailability in our main web page.Parking Parking is located across from the terminal and is limited to a...
Pets and Hazards
Pet Shipment on AMC Charter Flights AMC ships pets on most charter flights as a part of the normal service to DoD passengers traveling on official orders. This service is provided to Panama, Newfoundland, Azores, Guantanamo Bay, Guam, and Okinawa. Pet shipment is limited to passengers in a permanent change of station (PCS) status only. Pets are...
The protocol office directly supports Joint Base Charleston's three Wing Commanders in planning & overseeing more than 200 annual official visits, military ceremonies, conferences, and other distinguished visitor (DV) activities. They personally advise commanders and leaders from 53 distinct tenant units on a wide variety of issues, including...
Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs provides trusted counsel to our leaders; builds, maintains and strengthens Airmen morale and readiness; enhances public trust and support and achieves global influence and deterrence...
The Retiree Activities Office (RAO) serves as an information center for retirees of all military services, their spouses, including those spouses who are widows or widowers and also provides volunteer support to the 628th Airlift Wing activities. The RAO recruits volunteers to support these base activities. The office is located at 103 Hill...
The mission of the Joint Base Charleston Safety Office is to protect resources and preserve operational capability by promoting mishap prevention and risk management through education, inspection, enforcement, investigation and analysis. We endeavor to make Joint Base Charleston a safe, healthful place and to keep our flying operations mishap-free...
School Information for Newcomers
Welcome to Joint Base Charleston. Military HOMEFRONT (http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/) is the premier website to get the most current newcomer information for the installation and community, including school information. Additionally, there are tips and tools for relocating to the area.School Information for Newcomers Selecting the right...