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  • Team Charleston tests AF’s first hybrid fuel truck

    The 437th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Flight is currently testing the Air Force's first R-11 hybrid electric refueling truck. The vehicle, which is nearly identical to the standard R-11 refueling truck, operates with a diesel engine and an electric motor attached to a battery pack to optimize

  • AFSO 21 initiative improves mission efficiency

    Charleston Air Force Base C-17 aircrews may soon be able to fly longer missions thanks to an Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiative. Airmen used AFSO21 principles to examine processes, improve mission execution, and ultimately develop a more efficient mission pre-launch sequence

  • News Briefs

    Spotlight Retirement: The 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron will host a retirement ceremony for Master Sgt. Nathan Villar today at noon in the second floor auditorium of Building 709. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Nagewarao Kilaru at 693-4599. Around the base Appointment of Summary

  • CSA consolidation centralizes computer support Airmen

    The wing's client support administrators have begun to consolidate many of their positions into one centralized helpdesk in order to combat a significant reduction of CSAs Air Force wide. In 2006, the Air Force announced the 3A0X1 career field would be cut by more than 57 percent over the next three

  • Base now moving 100 percent of OIF air cargo

    Charleston AFB Airmen are now processing all air cargo bound for Iraq. The 437th Aerial Port Squadron picked up the Baghdad cargo channel Jan. 1 and went from moving an average of 180 tons to 275 tons per day. "Working the Baghdad channel means about a 25 percent increase in workload for us but it's

  • 437 MSG exec goes the distance, then keeps going

    Capt. Rick Mueller runs. And when he's done running he runs some more. Sometimes he runs all day. The 437th Mission Support Group executive officer's next big race could take him more than 20 hours to complete -- a 100-miler. Capt. Mueller is an ultrarunner, a runner who competes in events longer

  • Base offers free electronic filing for federal and state tax returns

    The Base Tax Center will soon open offering free tax preparation services to active-duty members, retirees, reservists and guard on active duty, military family members and Department of Defense civilians with an identification card. The BTC is located in Building 246, Room 125. The BTC will be open

  • Base announces January promotions

    Team Charleston would like to congratulate the following Airmen on the recent promotions: To Airman: 437th Aerial Port Squadron: Michael Fisher, Jason Swegle and Brian Titze To Airman 1st Class 16th Airlift Squadron: Ross Ledonne 437 APS: Joshua Hypes and Robert Kellen 437th Aircraft Maintenance

  • Command Chief's Corner 1-12-07

    Good Morning Team Charleston! I pray that each of you had the opportunity to spend some well-deserved time with family and friends over the holidays. Thank you all for the tremendous effort you put forth each and every day of 2006. I know you will do the same in 2007 as we continue to save lives and