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C-17 Globemaster III
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...
Photo year in Review with 315 AW Citizen Airmen
January 16, 2019
— This is a selection of a few of the 2018 highlights of the men and women of the 315th Airlift Wing in action. Our mission is to provide and deliver global combat-ready C-17 airlift, expeditionary combat support and aeromedical evacuation anytime, anywhere...
Reservists deliver humanitarian aid to Guatemala
January 9, 2019
— Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston delivered nearly 8,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Guatemala City Jan. 8, 2019. The mission, part of a standard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft training mission, delivered the donated supplies consisting of firefighting and rescue equipment to the people of Guatemala...
MX, CES Airmen perform first of its kind repair in AOR
December 31, 2018
— Airmen of the 8th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron teamed up Dec. 16-18, 2018, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to replace the pitch trim actuator on a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C...
315th wins Aircrew Excellence Award
November 28, 2018
— The skillful response and handling of an in-flight crisis by a 315th Airlift Wing crew leads to a national level award. On Aug. 17, 2018, an all Reserve Charleston-based C-17 crew, carrying medical evacuation patients, experienced a cabin pressure malfunction then, successfully completed their mission, despite poor weather conditions and emergency oxygen system malfunctions, earning the 2018 4th Air Force Aircrew Excellence Award...
Reservists credit teamwork in lifesaving mission
November 8, 2018
— As if by fate, a weather delay in Germany allowed a group of reservists to embark on a challenging 22-and-a-half-hour mission to help save a fellow service member. On Nov. 3, 2018, a C-17 aircrew from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., who’s mission heading home from Germany was delayed due to severe weather, was asked to take on an emergency mission transporting a burn patient to Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas. ...
315th AW stadium flyover helps kick off Jaguars game
October 24, 2018
— While the Jacksonville Jaguars lost their Oct. 21 home game against the Houston Texans, 20-7, the game at least started off with a thunderous roar from a Charleston C-17 Globemaster III flown a mere 1,500 feet above by the 701st Airlift Squadron aka the “Turtles.”...
Match made in medical: JB Charleston flight nurses tie knot aboard C-17
May 24, 2018
— Two Joint Base Charleston, S.C., flight nurses tied the knot on a C-17 Globemaster III. Here's their story...