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Fact Sheets
  • 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,

  • 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

  • 16th Airlift Squadron

    A Brief History of the 16th Airlift Squadron             The 16th Airlift Squadron began as the 16th Transport Squadron on 20 November 1940. Activated in December of that year at McClellan Field, California, the unit moved to Portland, Oregon, for basic training on 9 July 1941.  A year later, the

  • 1st Combat Camera Squadron

    MISSION The mission of the 1st Combat Camera Squadron is to provide the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, and the Air Force with a directed imagery capability in support of operations and planning

  • 437th Aerial Port Squadron

    CONTACT-Passenger Terminal: (843) 963-3038-Lost & Found: (843) 963-7005-Air Freight Customer Service: (843) 963-3437BACKGROUNDThe 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

  • 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

    The 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) is a dedicated team of nearly 700 Total Force Integrated maintainers consisting of Active Duty, Civilian, and Air reserve Technicians working side by side, leveraging their diverse skills and expertise to maintain 40 C–17A aircraft. The squadron is

  • 437th Airlift Wing

    437th AIRLIFT WINGThe Wing executes Air Mobility Command’s Global Reach airlift capability via 40 C-17A Globemaster III assigned aircraft.  It deploys Airmen and aircraft worldwide in support of contingency operations involving airland and airdrop delivery of forces, equipment and supplies.  The

  • 437th Maintenance Operations

    In June 2013, the 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron (MOS) was inactivated due to a lack of Field Grade Officer (FGO) manning in the 21A career field.  As a result, the Squadron Commander position was eliminated and the organization was realigned directly under the 437th Maintenance Group (MXG)

  • 437th Maintenance Squadron

     The 437th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) consists of seven flights which includes 14 unique sections. Our vision of “Ready Airmen protecting our nation’s promise around the world” drives us to execute our no-fail, global mission through safe, precise, reliable, mission-ready equipment and

  • 437th Operations Support Squadron

    The 437th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) is the largest and most diverse squadron in the 437th Operations Group consisting of approximately 220 members and 10 Flights or functional areas: Current Operations, Wing Training (Readiness & Training Flights), Wing Tactics, Airfield Operations for 2

  • 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

  • 628th Civil Engineer Squadron

    The 628th Civil Engineer Squadron's mission is to provide ready engineers to support worldwide air component and joint missions and provide installation engineering and emergency response capabilities to support mission partners across Joint Base Charleston. Joint Base Charleston includes the Air

  • 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 23,000 active-duty, reserve, government civilian, and contractor personnel from the 315th

  • 628th Comptroller Squadron

    CONTACT- Finance:              843-963-BUCK (2825)- Lobby Status:      Monday - Thursday 0900-1500- Address:              204 N. Davis Dr.                              Bldg 322 / 3rd floor                              Charleston AFB 29404- Submit your Finance questions through the Comptroller

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 628th Health Care Operations Squadron

    628 HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS SQUADRON UPDATES:The 628TH Healthcare Operations Squadron ensures Joint Base Charleston families are medically supported by providing comprehensive care to over ten thousand-four hundred enrollees, sixty-three thousand beneficiaries, and thirty-two thousand annual visits.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,


    MissionThe 628th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron consists of the following 8 flights: Mental Health, Dental, Operational Medicine, Public Health, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Human Performance, Readiness and Family Advocacy. The OMRS team provides care to 4.7K TF members and ensures

  • 628th Security Forces Squadron

    CONTACT:- Air Base: Base Defense Operations Center – (843) 963-3600 or 911- Weapons Station: Base Defense Operations Center – (843) 794-7555 or 911BACKGROUNDMission:To Provide force protection/law enforcement services to over 60 DoD and Federal agencies and over 86,500 Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers,

  • 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

  • Air Mobility Command

    Air Mobility Command was activated June 1, 1992, with headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is one of 11 major Air Force commands. On Oct. 1, 2016, AMC consolidated with Military Air Command making AMC the oldest major command in the Air Force tracing its history to the establishment

  • 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

  • AtHoc

    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,

  • Chapel

    Air Base (AB) Chapel: 107 Arthur Dr.AB Chapel Walk-In Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 0900-1500Fridays closed for TrainingAB Chapel Phone:Commercial: (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)

  • Command Post

    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

  • 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

  • Environmental Concerns

    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.

  • Equal Opportunity and Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Who We Are:  The Equal Opportunity office seeks to eliminate unlawful discrimination against military, civilian employees, family members and retirees; resolve EO & Non-EO workplace disputes and eliminate non-discriminatory harassment for military personnel. Our purview includes with limitations

  • Humanitarian donations

    Joint Relief International113 S. Bates StreetJoint Base Charleston, S.C. 29404THE DENTON PROGRAMThe 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

  • 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.

  • Inspector General

    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

  • 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

  • Joint Base Charleston Housing Management Office

     Air Force Housing Management OfficePhone (843) 963-3858Fax (843) 963-3866101 North Davis DriveJoint Base Charleston, SC 29404-4085Hours 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

  • Military & Family Readiness Center

    Military and Family ReadinessMore 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

  • 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

  • Protocol

    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

  • Public Affairs

    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.

  • Retiree Activities

    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

  • Safety Office

    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

  • School Information for Newcomers

    Welcome to Joint Base Charleston. Military HOMEFRONT 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

  • Staff Judge Advocate (Legal Office)

    628TH AIR BASE WING STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATEOur mission is to support preparation of combat aviation forces by providing full spectrum legal services; ensure the highest caliber of deployable Airmen by promoting legal readiness and discipline; and protect resources enabling Joint Base Charleston to


    The United States Air Force Expeditionary Center is the Air Force's Center of Excellence for advanced mobility and expeditionary combat support training and education. The Expeditionary Center provides command oversight to five Air Mobility Command (AMC) units and two unique schools. Located on

  • Wing Plans and Programs

    The Wing Plans and Programs Office (XP) directly supports Joint Base Charleston’s three Wing Commanders in operation of the Crisis Action Team and maintaining plans that relate to the overall mission assigned to each wing. XP also works with tenant commands and external users to facilitate their