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JB Charleston hosting Women’s History Month incentive flight

040519 | March 21, 2019


Women from the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings will be teaming up for a Women’s History Month incentive flight using an all-female aircrew on a C-17 Globemaster III, March 30, 2019.

The incentive flight is part of a special observance celebration and is scheduled to be part of a three-ship formation. Only one of the aircraft is slated to have an all-female aircrew. The flight is open for participation from the base to help familiarize non-flying service members on C-17 operations, tactics and capabilities.

The United States Congress dedicated the month of March as National Women’s History Month in 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and preserving women’s history.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media interested in flying on a C-17 Globemaster III during this mission must RSVP at / (843) 963-5608 no later than Wednesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. Media flying on a C-17 Globemaster III March 30 must arrive at the Dorchester Gate no later than 9 a.m. The C-17 is scheduled to depart at 11 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. Media flight participants will have to review and sign hold harmless agreement and rules of engagement forms prior to flying on U.S. Air Force aircraft. Members who are late will not be permitted due to time constraints. Media members wanting to film take off only will need to RSVP by Friday, March 29 at 3 p.m. Seating is limited and will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.

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