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Paratroopers honor legacy, professional development with 437th AW
February 7, 2017
U.S. Army Capt. Neal Trump, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat team, 82nd Airborne Division (1-505 PIR, 3 BCT 82 Abn. Div.) jumpmaster, left, listens as U.S. Air Force Capt. Patrick Griffin, 14th Airlift Squadron pilot, right, explains the different components of a cockpit during a C-17 Globemaster III tour here, Feb. 3, 2017. During the visit Airmen from the 437th Airlift Wing discussed air drops, Army and Air Force capabilities, equipment characteristics and combat power with the 1-505 PIR, 3 BCT 82 Abn. Div. Soldiers. The tour provided the opportunity to develop more effective joint force airborne operations in the future. While in Charleston, the Soldiers also visited the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point to pay tribute to a Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Felix Conde-Falcon, a paratrooper from the 1-505 PIR, 3 BCT 82 Abn. Div.

Intel staff sergeant surprised at commander’s call
January 27, 2017
Staff Sgt. Hannah Dye

JB Charleston participates in Wingman Day Olympics
January 13, 2017
2nd Lt. Brett Betit, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) programmer, runs with the 628th CES guidon during the Wingman Day Olympics here, Jan. 13. For Wingman Day Airmen participated in various events with their squadrons to foster teamwork and communication while covering the four domains of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness.

Dining facility hosts Christmas dinner
December 30, 2016
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adaigah Rouse Lewis, 628th Force Support Squadron dining facility shift leader, prepares carrots for Christmas dinner at the Gaylor Dining Facility Dec. 25, 2016. The dining facility began preparing for the Christmas dinner during the Thanksgiving holiday.

ALZ repairs complete
December 9, 2016
Members of the construction crew watch as the first C-17 Globemaster III lands on the North Auxiliary runway in North, South Carolina Dec. 8, 2016 following a six-month runway construction project. The runway, originally constructed of asphalt, was beginning to deteriorate. Approximately 21,000 tons of asphalt was repurposed as a foundation below the new concrete.

MACA highlights Charleston airspace safety
November 9, 2016
U.S. Air Force Maj. Brian Butler, chief of safety at the 437th Airlift Wing, greets local pilots as they arrive on the flightline for Joint Base Charleston’s first Mid-Air Collision Avoidance event Nov. 5, 2016. The MACA program is designed to promote aviation safety between military and civilian pilots who share the local airspace. Sharing the mission of JB Charleston with community civilian pilots offers a better understanding of why specific procedures are put in place. The event gives pilots, military and civilian, a forum to discuss flying and aviation safety.

Welcome home
November 5, 2016
Staff Sgt. Theodore Clever III, of the 15th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, reunites with his children upon returning home from a deployment to southwest Asia Nov. 2, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Members of the 14th and 16th Airlift Squadrons returned as well. The 437th AW commands the base's premier active-duty flying wing. The wing flies and maintains one of the largest fleets of C-17 aircraft in the Air Force, providing a significant portion of Air Mobility Command’s Global Reach airlift capability.

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.

JB Charleston commemorates Patriot Day
September 14, 2016
(From left to right) Joint Base Charleston Honor Guard members Airman 1st Class Court Brennan, Senior Airman Cornelius Grant and Airman 1st Class Alexander Klimek begin folding the United States flag during the Patriot Day retreat ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 9, 2016. Patriot Day is a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Happy 69th Birthday, Air Force!
September 14, 2016
Air Force Bio Photo