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Single-Parent Reservist rises above challenges to earn wings
May 6, 2019
Staff Sgt. Shakeyna Smith, aviation resource management technician with the 701st Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, stands next to a Cessna 172 before taking flight, Jan. 25, 2019, in North Charleston, South Carolina. Smith completed 72 hours of flight time through Charleston Regional Accelerated Flight Training and IFR6 of N. Charleston, S.C., before persuing a commision in the U.S. Air Force to pilot C-17 Globemaster III's while being a single parent of two, a full-time college student and an Air Force Reservist. (Courtesy photo/Staff Sgt. Shakeyna Smith)

Citizen Airmen to represent Air Force at triathlon championship again
June 1, 2018
2018 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship

Women in Aviation Career Day continues to inspire young girls after 10 years
March 22, 2017
Air Force Reserve Command’s Command Master Chief, Ericka Kelly shares her story about growing up in a poor family in Gutemala to her current role as AFRC’s top enlisted Airman and her civilian job as a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security. the Command Chief was guest speaker at the 10th Annual Joint Base Charleston Women in Aviation Career Day March 20 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading)

C-17 pilot retires after more than 35 years of service
February 13, 2017
(From left) Former 315th Airlift Wing Vice Commander, Maj. Gen. Michael Kim, mobilization assistant to the Air Force Reserve Command commander, officiated over Lt. Col. Rick Davis', 317 Airlift Squadron, with a retirement certificate during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C Feb. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading)

Comedian Dave Chappelle visits Joint Base Charleston
February 3, 2017
Actor/comedian Dave Chappelle tells a few jokes and thanks military members at the Charleston Club at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Feb. 2  Chappelle was in town for his stand-up comedy show when he made the visit to see service members and federal civilians at the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading)

Flying medics soar across mission training
January 17, 2017
Senior Airman Josh Lykins, 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical technician, provides CPR during a medical training exercise January 13, 2017, while on board a C-17 Globemaster III bound for Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Airmen from the 315th AES are able to conduct medical training, while in conjunction with real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading)