JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C., –
Family members and loved ones awaited the return of the members from the 15th Airlift Squadron during their redeployment, Oct. 2, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The 15th Airlift Squadron returned from a two-month deployment to Southwest Asia. Under the new Lead Wing Construct, the 15th Airlift Squadron was responsible for all three deployed C-17 bases in the Persian Gulf, executing up to 98 combat missions a week. With a 47 percent increase in manning requirements, the 15th AS received help from every one of Joint Base Charleston's active-duty sister squadrons, every 315th Airlift Wing Reserve Squadron and the Memphis Air National Guard. They formed a formidable Total Force Integration team with phenomenal executional results that delivered more than 73 million pounds of cargo flying more than 4,400 combat hours.
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