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Airlift missions continues amidst the pandemic
April 26, 2021
— As the world-wide pandemic surpasses it’s year mark, aircrew members from the 315th Airlift Wing continues its complex global reach mission, despite the challenges brought by COVID-19. This mission, already complex, flying two helicopters to South America inside a C-17 Globemaster III, was made more difficult by adding two loadmaster evaluations, a language barrier and precautions put in place due to the ongoing pandemic. ...
"Brothers in Arms" - two brothers, one mission
November 18, 2020
— Two men, two journeys, several aircraft, one name tape – Thurber. It’s not every day that you can share your passion for the sky with your brother in more than arms...
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...
315 AW to host Red Bull Paper Wings competition during April UTA
March 27, 2019
— The 315th Airlift Wing and Red Bull are hosting a 2019 Red Bull Paper Wings (paper plane) competition, a qualifier for the world championships, April 13, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The competition will be held in Nosedock 2, (near the 437th/315th Maintenance Group building). There will be several prizes, Sticky Fingers BBQ and lots of Red Bull and Red Bull swag...
Reservists host 12th Annual Women in Aviation Career Day
March 21, 2019
— Over 110 middle and high school girls from 15 Lowcountry schools attended the 315th Airlift Wing’s 12th Annual Women in Aviation Career Day March 19, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The wing’s WIA vision is “investing in tomorrow’s leaders” and the event’s organizers have many inspirational women who wear the uniform to help them out. One example is Senior Master Sgt. Valerie Langford, 315th Force Support Squadron, who has been with the program for many years. She told WCSC Live 5 News that the program’s success was thanks to the many dedicated people and organizations who pitch in each year...
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...