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17th Airlift Squadron; A look back:17th AS revolutionizes C-17 deployed operations
June 16, 2015
— Editor's Note: As the 437th Airlift Wing gears up to inactivate the 17th Airlift Squadron, we hope you enjoy the walk down memory lane with us as we reprint stories that highlight the achievements of the Air Force's first operational C-17 squadron. This week's article was first printed in the July 14, 2006 edition of the Airlift Dispatch.In a...
Chapel helps fight daily stressors
June 2, 2015
— (This article is part of Joint Base Charleston's Integrated Delivery System series. These stories focus on an IDS program, highlighting their services.)Servicemembers face stressors such as deployments, relationship troubles, financial struggles and legal binds which can be overwhelming when piled on top of keeping the mission going.Fortunately for...
SFS Defender receives Award of Valor
May 13, 2015
— Usually, driving home after work is a mundane event for all service members. Luckily for one severely injured driver, Airmen are on duty 24-hours a day.Senior Airman Catherine Lund, a base defense operation center controller from the 628th Security Forces Squadron was the first responder to a major vehicle accident June 9, 2014 on Aviation Avenue...
Airman earns three John L. Levitow Awards
May 4, 2015
— Joint Base Charleston is home to some of the finest Airmen in today's Air Force. This fact is demonstrated by an Airman who has gone above and beyond in his career.This individual has been awarded not one, not two, but three John L. Levitow Awards while attending Airman Leadership School, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy and Senior Non-Commissioned...
Joint Base Charleston promotes SAPR month theme: “know your part, do your part”
April 28, 2015
— Throughout the month of April, military and civilian members participated in events for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response month at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.Events included a 5K SAPR run, a "design a shirt for the clothesline" project and a "walk a mile in their shoes" event, which further raised awareness and promoted education on the SAPR...
Family Advocacy Program combats domestic violence
April 15, 2015
— (This article is part of Joint Base Charleston's Integrated Delivery System series. These stories focus on an IDS program, highlighting their services.)Domestic abuse exists throughout society ... it does not discriminate. It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds and economic levels. Unfortunately, military families are not exempt from...
Airman saves the life of a child
April 8, 2015
— What was supposed to be a beautiful afternoon at the beach for a Joint Base Charleston fireman and his girlfriend quickly turned into a nightmare for a local Charleston mother and her three year old daughter.Airman 1st Class Daniel Pippen, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter and his girlfriend Becky Atkins had spent the afternoon of March 9,...
Airmen help out in a time of need
April 1, 2015
— When good friends of the 17th Airlift Squadron's unit training manager were in need, she wasted no time in rounding up a few good Airmen to help.In September 2014 Valerie Singley's friends Scott and Tina Fox had their world completely turned upside down. Scott was diagnosed with cancer and it was spreading fast. His doctors felt it was best for him...
Former soldier earns Air Force wings
March 4, 2015
— Air Force pilots play a vital role in supporting wartime operations by delivering supplies and flying wounded troops to hospitals in hopes of saving their lives, but rarely do they find themselves looking down a scope firing at enemy combatants.First Lt. Kevin Summerbell, 15th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III pilot, felt the recoil of his...
Born to wave the flag
November 19, 2014
— Blaine Yelton was born Aug. 12, 1915, when World War I was in its second bloody year.And if he could have had his way, and if the Army could have found a uniform small enough to fit him, baby Blaine probably would have jumped out of his crib and fought in that war too.After all, this now 99-year old veteran fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam...