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JB Charleston opens airfield for Hurricane Florence recovery operations

090918 | Sept. 15, 2018

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON S.C. — Joint Base Charleston, responsible for the runways shared by the base and Charleston International Airport, announced at 9 a.m. Sept. 15, 2018 that the joint airfield will open for limited recovery operations aircraft only.


Col. Clint ZumBrunnen’s, 437th Airlift Wing commander, decision to re-open the airfield to commercial and general aviation will be contingent upon the rescinded evacuation order from the governor of South Carolina.


The initial recovery aircraft consists of C-17 aircrew as well as a team of 628th Air Base Wing civil engineers critical to assessing base functions and infrastructure.


Charleston residents and members of Joint Base Charleston can receive accurate and up-to-date Hurricane Florence information on our website or


Charleston residents can also call our 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Straight Talk Line at (843) 963-5581 for updates on the base’s status.

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