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437 AW crew provides Maria relief within hours
September 25, 2017
Senior Airman Kenny Phonsyry, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs preflight checks at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 23, 2017. The 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, flew a mobile air traffic control tower, food and water to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts.

Joint team delivers relief in Maria aftermath
September 25, 2017
Maj. Kari Flemming, left, 14th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Flight Lt. Matt Jenkinson, right, 14th AS Royal air force exchange pilot, both from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., perform preflight checks at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 24, 2017. Members of the 14th AS delivered more than 129,000 pounds of food and water to St. Croix, Virgin Islands in support of relief efforts after Hurricane Maria. The mission to St. Croix marked the second mission the crew flew to the Virgin Islands for humanitarian aid in 48 hours.

RiverDogs host last military appreciation night of season
August 7, 2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Patrick Winstead, 437th Airlift Wing vice commander, left, and U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Gregory Stump, Coast Guard Sector Charleston commander, right, hold up their souvenir baseballs after throwing the ceremonial first pitches during the Charleston RiverDogs Military Appreciation Night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Aug. 3, 2017.

437th AW maintains global mobility
July 21, 2017
A C-17 Globemaster III taxis on the runway at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. July 18, 2017.  The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in a deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuation.

70th Anniversary of the AF: Honoring our Heroes
July 2, 2017
Editors Note: This album is one of several products being shared in 2017 by the Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Office in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Air Force and those who selflessly have and continue to serve our nation.

Capt. Kevin Summerbell, 15th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, stands in front of the entrance to a C-17 Globemaster III on the flightline at Joint Base Charleston April 4, 2017. Summerbell was enlisted in the Army as an infantryman prior to commissioning in the Air Force. He deployed to Iraq twice during his time in the Army and received a Purple Heart for his wounds and courage on the battlefield. Summerbell earned his bachelor’s degree, attended ROTC and completed flight school, then became a C-17 pilot at the 437th AW.

18th AF leadership visits 437th AW
June 8, 2017
Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, meets with 437th Airlift Wing leadership at the Joint Base Charleston headquarters building June 6, 2017. Tuck explained his expectations and goals for 18th AF. His visit to Charleston was one of a handful around the command allowing him to hear from Airmen about how their wings carry out operations at home and abroad.

JB Charleston Luncheon teaches tools to overcome adversity,violence
May 26, 2017
Marrington Elementary Children’s Choir prepares to sing the National Anthem during Joint Base Charleston’s Annual Prayer Luncheon at the Charleston Club May 23, 2017. The National Prayer Luncheon is an annual event bringing community members together for prayer and fellowship.

14th Airlift Squadron conducts cargo drop training
May 9, 2017
Tech. Sgt. Casey Dover, 14th Airlift Squadron NCO in charge of current operations, looks out of the cargo door of a C-17 Globemaster III before a cargo drop training exercise at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., May 5, 2017. Loadmasters are charged with supervising the loading and unloading of cargo, vehicles and people on aircrafts.

Aircrew training device saves AMC time, money
May 5, 2017
Maj. Kasie Gaona, Air Force Reservist, prepares a student for Aerospace Physiology refresher training using the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer May 3. By using the device, Airmen receive their five-year required physiology training in a realistic simulation, locally and without the risks associated with the hypobaric chamber.