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Coast Guard demonstrates rescue readiness
November 16, 2016
U.S. Coast Guard Fireman David Deaton tosses a life preserver into the water Nov. 14, 2016, at USCG Sector Charleston, South Carolina. The floatation device, equipped with a GPS, is being deployed during a man overboard training exercise to record the rescue time. The goal is to accomplish a successful rescue in less than two minutes.

Joint Base Charleston conducts local combat skills training course
November 16, 2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Derrik Florkiewicz, 628th Communications Squadron member and Staff Sgt. Sarah Woods, 628th Medical Group member drag a simulated casualty inside a building for cover during the first Joint Base Charleston Combat Skills Training course here, Sept. 29, 2016. Members treated the simulated casualty as part of a care under fire training scenario.

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.

Aircraft return from Hurricane Matthew evacuation
October 11, 2016
Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, marshals in the first C-17 Globemaster III returning to Joint Base Charleston on Oct. 11 after evacuating for Hurricane Matthew. Many of the aircraft continued to perform various world-wide missions from their evacuated locations.

JB Charleston reopens gates following Hurricane Matthew
October 11, 2016
Col. Jimmy Canlas (center), 437th Airlift Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg (right), 437th Airlift Wing command chief and Senior Airman Billy Meadows (left), 628th Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, greet Joint Base Charleston members at the Rivers Avenue Gate  here Oct. 11, 2016 as they return to work from following a hurricane evacuation. The base was evacuated Oct. 5, 2016, in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, and the base returned to normal operations Oct. 11.

C-17 missions still continue into Afghanistan
October 11, 2016
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III pilot looks at his notes during a transport mission in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel in Southwest Asia Sept. 30, 2016. The C-17 is the newest most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

JB Charleston Prepares for Hurricane Matthew
October 7, 2016
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Roberts, a harbor patrol coxswain with the 628th Security Forces Squadron, prepares to move and store a 628th Security Forces patrol boat ahead of Hurricane Matthew at Joint Base Charleston - Naval Weapons Station, S.C., Oct. 7, 2016. All non-essential personnel evacuated the area but will return after disaster response coordinators assess damage and verify a safe operating environment.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicholas Byers)

437th Airlift Wing evacuates C-17s
October 6, 2016
A maintainer with the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals out a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III as it is evacuated to Fort Campbell, Ky., on Oct. 6, 2016, so they can continue their mission of rapid global mobility during Hurricane Matthew. Due to Hurricane Matthew, a Limited Evacuation Order of South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Zones was issued by the Commander, Joint Base Charleston. All Joint Base personnel are expected to evacuate the area and will return once damage has been assessed and it’s safe to return.

Air Force celebrates 69 years of service
September 22, 2016
U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Gen. Brooks L. Bash (second from the left), Airman 1st Class Cassandra Macdonald, 628th Medical Group records technician (second from the right) and Lt. Col. Walter Bean, 628th Airbase Wing chaplain (right) cut the cake with a saber during the 2016 Air Force Ball Sept. 17, 2016 at the Charleston Convention Center here. It is tradition for the youngest and oldest Airmen to cut the cake together signifying respect and honor afforded to experience and seniority while symbolizing the newer generation of Airmen filling the ranks.

USNS Sacagawea offloads at Joint Base Charleston
September 12, 2016
Cargo is unloaded from the U.S. Naval Ship Sacagawea Sept. 7, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station, South Carolina. Before arriving at the JB Charleston-WS, the Sacagawea was prepositioned with more than 2,000 pallets of ordnance. The ship’s mission is to sustain a Marine Corps expeditionary brigade for up to 30 days, enabling a quick response when needed. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman Megan Munoz)