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Combat Camera flies with Hurricane Hunters
September 12, 2017
— It’s not often that Air Force Reservists arrive at Unit Training Assembly “weekend drill” and in short order find themselves flying into an eye of a hurricane, but that’s exactly what happened to Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier and Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, S.C...
Charleston Aeromedical Reservists Support Harvey Victims
August 31, 2017
— This morning six Citizen Airmen from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, with more to follow, departed Charleston for Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas to be part of a major combined operation to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana...
317th AS trains with Army in Alaska
August 30, 2017
— Pilots and loadmasters from the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 317th Airlift Squadron, along with aircraft maintainers from the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina recently flew to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for training during their annual tour. Alaska represents a new challenge for the squadron -- it’s an unfamiliar environment exceedingly different from their usual training airspace in Charleston...
Charleston C-17 flies on "Dark Side of the Moon"
August 22, 2017
— An aircrew of Citizen Airmen from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina had the opportunity Aug. 21 to fly a routine training mission under no so routine conditions – flying in the path of a total solar eclipse. During the standard training flight, the Air Force Reserve, comprised of 317th and 701st Airlift Squadron members, practiced “time on target” tactics as they “caught” the eclipse shadow just outside of Spartanburg, S.C. and traveled along the shadow’s path to back to Charleston...
701 AS Reservists make history in U.K.
July 10, 2017
— Citizen Airmen from the 701st Airlift Squadron set the bar high by flying the first C-17 low-level pass through the “Mach Loop” and captured another win for their static display at the Yeovilton International Air Day at Royal Naval Air Station, U.K. Friday and Saturday. This was the third year for the Reservists to attend the air show and it provided them an opportunity to train several pilots and crew on the task of flying their C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at low altitudes in what is known as the Mach-Loop. The Mach-Loop derives its namesake from the town that is situated at the circuit’s southernmost point, Machynlleth, Wales...
Charleston Reservist earns spot at World triathlon championships
June 23, 2017
— Maj. Jamie Turner’s passion is flying jets, both in as a Reservist in the 317th Airlift Squadron flying C-17 Globemaster IIs, and as a FedEx pilot as a civilian. But there is something else she is equally passionate about –competing in triathlons. Turner was among the six athletes selected to represent the United States at the 19th Annual CISM World Military Championship August 2017 in Warendorf, Germany. The competition, sponsored by the Conseil International du Sports Militaire, is held every four years, in the spirit of the Olympics...
Jones takes the reigns at 560th RED HORSE
June 5, 2017
— Lt. Col. Horace Jones assumed command of the 560th RED HORSE Squadron during a ceremony June 3, 2017 at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Although he's the new 560th RED HORSE commander, Jones knows his way around the Lowcountry...
Lanier assumes command of 315th OG
June 4, 2017
— Col. Stephen L. Lanier assumed command of the 315th Operations Group yesterday at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina...
4th CTCS officially activates as part of 315th Airlift Wing
May 5, 2017
— The 4th Combat Camera Squadron was officially reactivated today in the Yonkie Auditorium at Joint Base Charleston under the 315th Airlift Wing, and Maj. Hamilton Underwood assumed the helm of the specialized Reserve unit...
4th CTCS Reservists win big in media contest
May 2, 2017
— Two Reservists with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at Joint Base Charleston recently earned top honors in the 2016 Air Force Media Contest as well as third place honors in the Department of Defense level competition...