011117 | Nov. 6, 2017
Air Mobility Command officials announced Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, as the Air Mobility Command winner and the nominee to Headquarters Air Force for the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award.
JB Charleston was named as AMC’s nominee in October 2017, after competing against all other Air Mobility Command installations. A selection board reviewed each installation award nomination before making their final recommendation to the commander of Air Mobility Command.
Col. Jeff Nelson, the commander of the 628th Air Base Wing, said it is an honor for Joint Base Charleston to be selected to represent Air Mobility Command at the Air Force-level competition for this prestigious award.
"This nomination recognizes the tremendous efforts, innovation and accomplishments of our joint service members, civilians and their families," Nelson said. "It is a testament to the seamless integration of our more than 60 mission partners to accomplish our nation’s missions. We are thankful for their partnership and for the unyielding support of the Lowcountry community and we will continue to work together to ensure Team Charleston executes its multiple no-fail missions with the highest commitment to excellence."
There were many highlights to JB Charleston’s submission, which included two successful hurricane evacuations where more than 23,000 active-duty personnel, civilians and families were safely returned following the storms.
Some of the other significant contributions in the base’s package included having the number one housing programs in both Air Mobility Command and Navy Region Southeast, as well as the installation’s lead in Air Mobility Command for small business contract awards.
"I am very proud of the work our team accomplishes every day and I congratulate all the personnel across Joint Base Charleston who helped make this recognition possible. We look forward to representing Air Mobility Command at the next level of competition," added Nelson.
The CINC’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding efforts of the people who operate and maintain Department of Defense installations and who have done the best with their resources to support the mission. The award encourages commanders to create an environment that promotes innovative and creative ways of enhancing base-level services, facilities, and quality-of-life.
As Air Mobility Command’s top installation, JB Charleston will compete at the Headquarters Air Force level for the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award.