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USS Charleston honors namesake city with commissioning ceremony
March 6, 2019
The USS Charleston (LCS-18) is docked at the Port of Charleston, S.C., after its commissioning ceremony March 2, 2019.

Service members compete in memorial hockey game
January 31, 2018
Maj. Ryan Whitaker, Charleston Patriots coach, directs members of the Patriots during the Fourth Annual Deputy Joe Matuskovic Memorial Hockey Game between the Charleston Patriots and Charleston Enforcers at the North Charleston Coliseum, Jan. 27, 2018.

Reservists brighten VA patients’ Christmas
December 15, 2016
Reservists from Joint Base Charleston made a special Christmas delivery to Veteran residents at the Charleston VA’s Patriot Harbor Community Living Center Dec. 14.“In light of the Christmas season we wanted to do something special for our local disabled Veterans that live at the Ralph H Johnson VAMC,” said Barbara Sosebee, 315th unit training manager. Sosebee requested a donation wish list from Cindy Ingels a recreation therapist at the Veterans hospital. Ingels provided Sosebee with a list of 19 inpatient residents of the VA’s Patriot Harbor CLC along with items they desired.The donations were impressive - 315th AW Reservists donated everything on the Veterans' wish list plus more.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Dukes)

Veteran and Retiree Appreciation Day
November 10, 2016
Clayton Givens, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, left, shakes hands with Phil Cates, a U.S. Army veteran with the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Association Medical Center, during a veteran's appreciation event at the Red Bank Club here, Nov. 10, 2016. The inaugural appreciation day provided the opportunity for organizations such as Tricare, the American Legion and the 628th Medical Group to educate veterans and retirees about their benefits.