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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...
Photo year in Review with 315 AW Citizen Airmen
January 16, 2019
— This is a selection of a few of the 2018 highlights of the men and women of the 315th Airlift Wing in action. Our mission is to provide and deliver global combat-ready C-17 airlift, expeditionary combat support and aeromedical evacuation anytime, anywhere...
Reservists deliver humanitarian aid to Guatemala
January 9, 2019
— Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston delivered nearly 8,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Guatemala City Jan. 8, 2019. The mission, part of a standard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft training mission, delivered the donated supplies consisting of firefighting and rescue equipment to the people of Guatemala...
315th wins Aircrew Excellence Award
November 28, 2018
— The skillful response and handling of an in-flight crisis by a 315th Airlift Wing crew leads to a national level award. On Aug. 17, 2018, an all Reserve Charleston-based C-17 crew, carrying medical evacuation patients, experienced a cabin pressure malfunction then, successfully completed their mission, despite poor weather conditions and emergency oxygen system malfunctions, earning the 2018 4th Air Force Aircrew Excellence Award...
315th OG demonstrates readiness during exercise
November 23, 2018
— Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 315th Operations Group tested their expeditionary combat support capabilities during a recent operational readiness exercise here...
315th AW stadium flyover helps kick off Jaguars game
October 24, 2018
— While the Jacksonville Jaguars lost their Oct. 21 home game against the Houston Texans, 20-7, the game at least started off with a thunderous roar from a Charleston C-17 Globemaster III flown a mere 1,500 feet above by the 701st Airlift Squadron aka the “Turtles.”...
It starts here: Development & Training Flight
September 24, 2018
— Concern, fear, anxiety, and fatigue shadow the rigid, but unorthodox position of attention among the young men and women of the 315th Airlift Wing Development and Training Flight here. Mixed among those faces, beamed a glimmer of pride and patriotism that sparked the initiative of these recently enlisted trainees who are bound for Air Force basic military training...
Combat Photojournalist translates skills to help keep city safe
September 19, 2018
— Frank Govea is a Los Angeles Police Department Crime Scene Photographer III. When at Joint Base Charleston, this crime scene photographer is Reserve Citizen Airman, Master Sgt. Frank Govea, combat photojournalist assigned to the 4th Combat Camera Squadron...
Joint Base Charleston conducts the Air Force’s first ‘social media reenactment’ of the D-Day invasion
May 31, 2018
— On the evening June 5 and the early morning of June 6, 2018, Joint Base Charleston will conduct a real-time historical reenactment of the D-Day invasion, solely on social media. Starting at 7 p.m., both the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings will start Facebook and Twitter posts as if the D-Day invasion is happening in real-time, as it did 74 year ago, through the eyes of their predecessors, the 437th and 315th Troop Carrier Groups...
Match made in medical: JB Charleston flight nurses tie knot aboard C-17
May 24, 2018
— Two Joint Base Charleston, S.C., flight nurses tied the knot on a C-17 Globemaster III. Here's their story...