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16th AS delivers hope, develops community bonds
May 1, 2020
— The 437th Airlift Wing’s mission is to provide safe, precise reliable airlift anytime, anywhere. The wing has one of the largest fleets of C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in the Air Force and contributes to a significant portion of Air Mobility Command’s missions. The 16th Airlift Squadron supports this mission by developing leaders, caring for families, projecting power and delivering hope. ...
Home Station Check Wheel and Tire
January 9, 2020
— The upkeep of 40 Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemasters takes a highly trained team of maintenance professionals to identify and repair problems. This responsibility falls under the 437th Maintenance Flight. The flight has four different work centers which make up home station check and consists of crew chiefs, jet engine mechanics, repair and reclamation and wheel and tire team members...
Airmen looking to retrain receive guidance from Career Assistance Advisor
July 26, 2019
— Nearly 30,000 Americans joined the Air Force in fiscal year 2018, many doing so without knowing which career field they would go into. Whether they joined yesterday or are approaching retirement, the one thing all Airmen have in common is that they go where the Air Force needs them. For some Airmen, the career field they go into is a great fit, for others that is not always the case. One option for Airmen who are not satisfied with their current job is retraining...
Joint Base Charleston February 2019 Briefs and Events
January 24, 2019
— All classes/appointments are typically held at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 500, Air Base (AB), or at the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 755, Weapons Station (WS) unless otherwise specified. Dates/times are subject to change. For the most current program listings and to reserve your seat, please call (843)963-8883 or log onto our website www.jbcharleston.com...
Honor guard supports active duty funeral
December 6, 2018
— When a civilian raises their right hand to swear in to the United States Air Force, they know they could possibly give their life defending their country. Likewise, when volunteering for the base honor guard flight, Airmen know they could possibly lay to rest one of those Airmen who gave the ultimate sacrifice. That was the case for Joint Base Charleston, S.C.’s honor guard flight when Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, they laid to rest an active duty Airman after he lost his life...
It starts here: Development & Training Flight
September 24, 2018
— Concern, fear, anxiety, and fatigue shadow the rigid, but unorthodox position of attention among the young men and women of the 315th Airlift Wing Development and Training Flight here. Mixed among those faces, beamed a glimmer of pride and patriotism that sparked the initiative of these recently enlisted trainees who are bound for Air Force basic military training...
The Journey – From First Sergeant to Flight Nurse
January 17, 2017
— After 22-years of service, most people start thinking about retirement… well, not everyone. In a somewhat unusual move, 1st Lt. Julia Lesage, a former first sergeant, decided after more than two decades in the Air Force to hang up her stripes and pursue a commission to become a flight nurse...
Airman earns doctorate while on Active Duty
August 16, 2016
— Pursuing a higher education requires both a time and financial commitment.The current Air Force Tuition Assistance program provides active duty military members with up to $4,500 per fiscal year for education expenses. Tech. Sgt. (Dr.) Louis Lough, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the dental laboratory from the 628th Medical Group, took...
CPTS leads the way in physical, professional fitness
August 15, 2016
— Airmen must be ready to deploy anywhere, at any time, for anything.With an obesity rate five percent less than any other squadron and zero use of tobacco products, the 628th Comptroller Squadron is a prime example of a squadron ready to be called upon at a moment's notice."You've got to push and strain yourself to improve," said Maj. Samual Shimp,...
Everyone, everything needs fuel
July 26, 2016
— Much like the pit crew for a high performance race car ensures their vehicle remains topped off with petroleum, oil and lubricant while navigating the track, Airmen provide the necessary fuel for non-stop Air Force missions around the world.Last year, more than 50 Airmen from the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels flight provided the base...