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Air Force Reserve
Multi-unit maintainer workshop pools expertise
May 25, 2021
— The 315th Maintenance Group hosted its first maintenance resource workshop involving a dozen bases between units from Air Force Reserve Command and the National Guard, May 12 to 13, at the North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina. The 315 resource workshop brought the units together to formulate partnership, identify issues among the groups requiring resolution and formulate solutions...
Joint Base Charleston delivers Russia bound ventilators
May 20, 2020
— A Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina C-17 Globemaster III, today, picked up 50 USAID-provided ventilators at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. and delivered them to Dover Air Force Base, Maryland. The mission is the first leg of a USAID mission to deliver 200 ventilators this month to Moscow...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...