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First, second ladies visit JB Charleston
October 30, 2019
— First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence visited JB Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 31st to get a first-hand look at emergency preparedness efforts within the base and local community...
43rd, 375th AES conduct TIS training at JB Charleston
October 29, 2019
— Members of the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Pope Army Air Field, North Carolina, and 375th AES from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, conducted a Transport Isolation System training exercise to maintain readiness at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, October 21-24...
JB Charleston participates in Red Ribbon Week
October 25, 2019
— According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens, 40 percent of 12th graders said they have used a drug at least once in the past year. Red Ribbon Week, which takes place October 23-31, is an awareness program that began in 1985 as a way to show opposition to drugs as stated by the Get Smart About Drugs foundation. Marrington Elementary School is celebrating Red Ribbon Week with various events and activities such as spirit days, fundraisers and an assembly featuring narcotic detection military working dogs. Students are always encouraged to not take drugs, but during Red Ribbon Week there is extra emphasis and students are given strategies to say no when confronted with negative choices. ...
Team Charleston celebrates Navy birthday at Navy Ball
October 15, 2019
— Members of Team Charleston attended the Joint Base Charleston Navy Ball Oct. 13, 2019 at the Charleston Area Convention Center, S.C. Service members attended the ball to celebrate the Navy’s 244th birthday.
Third time’s the charm
October 11, 2019
— Commissioning is a challenging process that not many military members have the chance to experience, but with hard work and dedication, it is possible to achieve. According to the Air Force personnel center, only 19 percent of active duty Airmen are officers. Of those 63,902 officers, only 20 percent commission through Officer Training School, making it an impressive feat. 2nd Lt. Brian Spears, former technical sergeant whose prior job was working in the quality assurance section of the 437th Operations Support Squadron in the Aircrew Flight Equipment flight, said his experience as an enlisted member helps him to be a more understanding leader in his new position as an officer and plays a part in shaping the type of leader he chooses to be. ...
14th Airlift Squadron Aircrew maintains readiness through local flights
October 3, 2019
— Training missions allow aircrew to maintain currency, training and evaluations in all flying requirements. These training capabilities allow 14th Airlift Squadron Aircrew members to enhance rapid global mobility anytime, anywhere...
Crew Chief marshals C-17 on flightline
October 2, 2019
— U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jeffery Smith, an aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals a C-17 Globemaster III before a local training flight at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 30, 2019. The general duties of an aircraft maintenance technician is to perform daily maintenance, diagnose...
2019 AIR FORCE BALL
September 24, 2019
— Retired Army Staff Sgt. Dan Powers, a former squad leader with the 118th military police company, and Airman 1st Class Deon Stevenson, a firefighter from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, cut the cake at the Joint Base Charleston Air Force Ball, Sep. 14, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. It is tradition for the eldest airman and the youngest airman to cut...
Joint Base Charleston participates in POW/MIA memorial
September 23, 2019
— Master Sgt. Terrell Tilley, 628th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, holds the POW/MIA flag while a group gets ready to run during a memorial run Sep. 20, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Airmen from the base volunteered to carry the flag and ran for 10 hours as well as held a retreat ceremony at the end of the day honoring...
JB Charleston commander recalls all personnel, terminates limited evacuation order
September 6, 2019
— All personnel are hereby ordered/authorized to return to their residence as soon as possible, but when it is safe to do so given the weather and road conditions from their safe haven location, but no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Sunday, Sept. 8. At that time all claimable travel, lodging, and per diem entitlements will cease. Col. Adams will approve any requests for exceptions to the authorized entitlements, due to extenuating circumstances, on a case-by-case basis. If unable to return safely by the designated return time, personnel must request an exception to this order through their chain of command...