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C-17 Globemaster III
Joint Base Charleston delivers humanitarian aid to the Caribbean
April 9, 2019
— A C-17 Globemaster III joint aircrew from the 315th and 437th Airlift Wing’s from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, delivered about 10,000 pounds of humanitarian aid April 6, 2019, to St. Kitts-Nevis...
Reservists host 12th Annual Women in Aviation Career Day
March 21, 2019
— Over 110 middle and high school girls from 15 Lowcountry schools attended the 315th Airlift Wing’s 12th Annual Women in Aviation Career Day March 19, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The wing’s WIA vision is “investing in tomorrow’s leaders” and the event’s organizers have many inspirational women who wear the uniform to help them out. One example is Senior Master Sgt. Valerie Langford, 315th Force Support Squadron, who has been with the program for many years. She told WCSC Live 5 News that the program’s success was thanks to the many dedicated people and organizations who pitch in each year...
JBC Reservists deliver humanitarian aid to Colombia
February 24, 2019
— A group of Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston delivered humanitarian aid Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, which will benefit the people of Venezuela...
JB Charleston C-17s assist in Exercise Crescent Moon 2019
February 18, 2019
— Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Squadron took part in Exercise Crescent Moon Feb. 12, 2019, at North Auxiliary Airfield in North, S.C. with the assistance of aircrews and C-17s from Joint Base Charleston, S.C...
50th ESB upgrades C-17 comms during training
February 15, 2019
— Soldiers from the 50th Expeditionary Signal Battalion set up a communications systems in a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 7, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The Soldiers came to JBC to become certified in the installation of in-flight communications systems for special operations missions as part of the Global Response Force...
Reservists overcome winter weather to give late Congressman final flight
February 14, 2019
— A Reserve aircrew’s wise planning helped them complete a high-profile airlift mission Feb. 12 – delivering the remains of U.S. Rep. John Dingell back to Washington – despite crippling winter weather that prevented other aircraft from landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Michigan. A Charleston C-17 Globemaster III flown by a crew from the 701st Airlift Squadron was tasked with transporting the former Democratic Congressman’s remains and his family back to Joint Base Andrews where it would be carried by motorcade through the Capitol to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery...
After 33 years of service, Loadmaster pushes his last pallet
February 5, 2019
— As a lone loadmaster pushed the last pallet of humanitarian aid off the aircraft, he turned, grinned, and said, “Well, that’s it.” Master Sgt. Bobby Barrett, a loadmaster with Joint Base Charleston’s 300th Airlift Squadron, finished his last mission in preparation for his upcoming retirement after 33 years as a traditional reservist...
Humanitarian aid delivered: One weekend, three countries, nearly 130,000 people helped
February 4, 2019
— Over a weekend-long combined humanitarian and training mission, Feb. 3-4, 2019, three C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and their Reserve Citizen Airmen crews from Joint Base Charleston’s 315th Airlift Wing delivered humanitarian aid to Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras. The three missions were planned to maintain the aircrews’ flying currency and readiness requirements, while at the same time delivering the cargoes of medical supplies, an ambulance and several tons of food to outreach organizations in their respective countries...
315th CRF tests mettle in joint-service training mission Patriot Palm
January 30, 2019
— A 315th Airlift Wing unit finished its most recent joint-service training exercise Tuesday at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hawaii. Teaming up with FEMA, the FBI, Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, the 315th Contingency Response Flight completed Exercise Patriot Palm, a joint-service emergency and natural disaster response exercise, coordinated by the Air Force Reserve, designed to integrate first responders from federal, state and local agencies, and the military by providing rapid response training...
C-17 Globemaster III: An aircraft as versatile as AE crews
January 28, 2019
— Larger, faster and flexible – a flying ICU. Since joining the U.S. Air Force fleet in 1993, the C-17 Globemaster III has significantly expanded aeromedical evacuation capabilities. In addition to its transport and other numerous mission sets, the C-17 converts to provide aeromedical evacuation to patients in a broad variety of conditions. The aircraft has played critical roles in various contingencies, bringing warfighters to higher levels of care, bringing patients home to the U.S., and aiding in humanitarian efforts to save the lives of those impacted by natural disasters...