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JB Charleston commander terminates limited evacuation order, recalls all personnel
September 15, 2018

JB Charleston evacuates aircraft from hurricane zone, maintains airlift capabilities
September 14, 2018
Airmen assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing load airplane seats onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 11, 2018.

Aircrew gets firsthand view of Florida before, after Hurricane Irma
September 15, 2017
An aircrew prepares a C-17 Globemaster III for takeoff prior to a mission to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. Sept. 11, 2017. Days prior the crew flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida.

EFAC provides support for returning evacuees
October 17, 2016
Megan Doty (left), 628th Security Forces Squadron unit program coordinator, files out her travel voucher with Senior Airman James Hauck, 628th Comptroller Squadron financial technician, in the Emergency Family Assistance Center at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Joint Base Charleston Oct. 13. Besides financial assistance the EFAC provides chaplain assistance, legal aid, mental health support and military and family support.

Aircraft return from Hurricane Matthew evacuation
October 11, 2016
Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, marshals in the first C-17 Globemaster III returning to Joint Base Charleston on Oct. 11 after evacuating for Hurricane Matthew. Many of the aircraft continued to perform various world-wide missions from their evacuated locations.

JB Charleston reopens gates following Hurricane Matthew
October 11, 2016
Col. Jimmy Canlas (center), 437th Airlift Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg (right), 437th Airlift Wing command chief and Senior Airman Billy Meadows (left), 628th Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, greet Joint Base Charleston members at the Rivers Avenue Gate  here Oct. 11, 2016 as they return to work from following a hurricane evacuation. The base was evacuated Oct. 5, 2016, in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, and the base returned to normal operations Oct. 11.

JB Charleston Prepares for Hurricane Matthew
October 7, 2016
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Roberts, a harbor patrol coxswain with the 628th Security Forces Squadron, prepares to move and store a 628th Security Forces patrol boat ahead of Hurricane Matthew at Joint Base Charleston - Naval Weapons Station, S.C., Oct. 7, 2016. All non-essential personnel evacuated the area but will return after disaster response coordinators assess damage and verify a safe operating environment.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicholas Byers)

437th Airlift Wing evacuates C-17s
October 6, 2016
A maintainer with the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals out a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III as it is evacuated to Fort Campbell, Ky., on Oct. 6, 2016, so they can continue their mission of rapid global mobility during Hurricane Matthew. Due to Hurricane Matthew, a Limited Evacuation Order of South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Zones was issued by the Commander, Joint Base Charleston. All Joint Base personnel are expected to evacuate the area and will return once damage has been assessed and it’s safe to return.