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Expanding the Mission
January 31, 2020
— Nearly 50 years ago, astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins made the journey back from the moon onboard Apollo 11. The men passed into Earth’s atmosphere and made a splash landing in the Pacific Ocean. This was the end of the astronauts’ journey, but it was only the beginning for rescue and recovery teams. Detachment 3, of the 45th Operations Group, is responsible for coordinating astronaut rescue and recovery support for our nation’s human space flight programs. This unique mission requires careful planning and coordination between NASA, the Department of Defense and other supporting agencies. ...
Humanitarian mission: Enduring Promise
February 19, 2019
— Joint Base Charleston participated in a humanitarian aid mission planned at the request of the U.S. Secretary of State, in close coordination with USAID and with the approval of the government of Colombia. The role of the U.S. military during this peaceful mission is to transport urgently needed aid to Colombia for eventual distribution by relief organizations on the ground for Venezuelans impacted by the rapidly deteriorating crisis in their country. This humanitarian mission underscores the United States’ firm commitment and readiness to respond to the man-made political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. ...
JB Charleston executes full-spectrum readiness exercise
November 19, 2018
— The 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing teamed up for a total force rapid mobility exercise Nov. 12-17, 2018. The exercise focused on total force readiness, mobilization, base defense and quick-response airlift capabilities, according to Col. Rockie Wilson, 628th Mission Support Group commander and leader of one of the exercise’s simulated air expeditionary groups. ...
JB Charleston makes AMC history with new leadership course
November 15, 2018
— Company Grade Officers and senior NCOs at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., took part in military leadership training history, Nov. 6-8, 2018. JB Charleston was the first base in Air Mobility Command and third overall in the Air Force to host a flight leadership training program, Flight Commander’s Edge. ...
AMC commander priorities highlight Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium
November 5, 2018
— SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois -- The commander of Air Mobility Command announced six priorities designed to steer the mobility enterprise toward advancing Rapid Global Mobility and power projection in support of the Air Force and combatant commanders worldwide. In delivering the 2018 Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium closing address Oct. 27 in Grapevine, Texas, Gen. Maryanne Miller, touched on ways the command is guided by and supports the National Defense Strategy....
A/TA symposium allows JBC Airmen to 'reconnect, recharge, re-blue'
November 1, 2018
— Mobility Airmen from Joint Base Charleston gathered at the 2018 Air Mobility Command and Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, Oct. 25-28. The annual convention brings together leadership, industry experts, civic leaders and Airmen from around the globe to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the country as well as AMC. For the approximately 60 Team Charleston members selected to attend, it also provided valuable opportunities for professional development, networking and self-reflection. ...
Keep it moving: JB Charleston facilitates passenger movement
October 29, 2018
— Two hundred and forty-two deploying service members processed through the Joint Base Charleston Passenger Terminal enroute to their deployed locations Oct. 15 and 17, 2018, in support of the Naval Station Norfolk air terminal while their airfield undergoes scheduled maintenance. Members of the 437th Aerial Port Squadron worked with U.S....
General Miller engages AMC senior leaders at Phoenix Rally
October 19, 2018
— SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Approximately 100 commanders, command chiefs, their spouses and AMC directors attended Air Mobility Command’s 2018 Fall Phoenix Rally conference Oct. 17 - 18, here. ...
Air Mobility Command welcomes new commander
September 19, 2018
— Air Mobility Command welcomed a new commander at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7. Air Force Gen. Maryanne Miller took command of AMC from Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after more than 35 years of service. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, officiated the change of command ceremony. Miller is the thirteenth commander to take the reins since the major command was designated as Air Mobility Command, June 1, 1992. She is the first traditional Reservist to be promoted to four-star general and lead an Air Force major command outside of Air Force Reserve Command. ...
Airmen and medical researchers team up for inflight TIS training
July 24, 2018
— Airmen from the 628th Medical Group at Joint Base Charleston, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and medical researchers from Indiana and Nebraska universities, conducted Transportation Isolation System training July 18, 2018, on a flight from Joint Base Charleston to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. ...