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HUREX maintains Charleston readiness
June 10, 2022
Joint Base Charleston Airmen participate in HUREX

Reserve & Active Airmen team up at Palmetto Challenge
May 24, 2019
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to jump out of a Charleston-based C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during the Palmetto Challenge Exercise May 23 near Pope Field, North Carolina.

437th Operations Group unveils refurbished training helo
November 20, 2018
437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen pose in front of a training helicopter they repaired for the 437th Operations Group special operations unit Nov. 16, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The helicopter, donated by the Defense Logistics Agency, was refurbished by the 437th MXS for the special operations unit to use for training. It will be used by their loadmasters to train winching and helicopter loading procedures, as well as rapid loading and offloading procedures in blacked out conditions.

JB Charleston opens airfield for Hurricane Florence recovery operations
September 15, 2018

AFPC 'roadshow' helps Team Charleston navigate assignments
August 13, 2018
Master Sgt. Anna Franklin, Air Force Personnel Center manager of Special Duty and Developmental Special Duty assignments, explains the selection process for overseas assignments to Airmen Aug. 9, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.  Members from AFPC visited base to educate Airmen on different opportunities the Air Force provides along with different resources to gather more information.

437 OSS receives new commander
August 6, 2018
Lt. Col. Joseph Beal, 437th Operations Support Squadron incoming commander, passes the 437th OSS guidon to Col. Daniel Dobbels, 437th Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony Aug. 3, 2018 at Joint Base Charleston. The 437th OSS is responsible for airfield management, life support services, flight records management, weather and intelligence support, airlift scheduling, tactical employment and aircrew training for approximately 1,400 active and reserve service members.

Joint Base Charleston C-17 deploys to deliver U.S. Navy's undersea rescue
November 21, 2017
A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft takes off from Joint Base Charleston with equipment headed for Argentina, Nov. 18, 2017. Joint Base Charleston's efforts are helping aid the search and rescue of the A.R.A. San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine that went missing Nov. 15, 2017. As part of the support, two C-17 Globemaster IIIs and one C-5M Super Galaxy from Air Mobility Command are delivering needed equipment and expertise to assist a partner nation. The first flight from Joint Base Charleston is carrying a tow bar, a Tunner 60K Aircraft Cargo Loader and three members of the 437th Aerial Port Squadron. While on the ground, the team will be conducting runway assessments prior to other equipment arriving in country. Additional U.S. Air Force support will be provided to aid efforts.

C-17s depart JB Charleston for Exercise Mobility Guardian
July 31, 2017
Senior Airman Raymond Salas, 15th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, secures luggage and cargo here, prior to departing for Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington State, in support of Exercise Mobility Guardian July 31. Mobility Guardian is designed to enhance the capabilities of mobility Airmen to succeed in dynamic threat environments. The exercise features more than 3,000 participants and involves 25 countries from July 31 to Aug. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

C-17 aircrew members conquer in-flight AERPS training
March 17, 2017
Capt. Jason Carroll, 15th Airlift Squadron airdrop instructor pilot, flies to North Auxiliary Airfield in North, South Carolina, March 15, 2017 to execute in-flight training with aircrew eye and respiratory protection system (AERPS) equipment. The flight marked the first time in more than 10 years where aircrews wore AERPS equipment. AERPS equipment consists of a rubber mask, multiple layers of boots and gloves, fan filter system and an audio and speaker system.

Team Charleston spells out cargo capability with chalks
March 3, 2017
Senior Airman Andressa Dasilva, 437th Aerial port Squadron traffic management specialist, directs the movement of cargo during Exercise Bonny Jack at the Cargo Deployment Facility here, March 1, 2017. Exercise Bonny Jack was a two-day mobility exercise testing the cargo deployment capabilities of the 437th Airlift Wing. Members of Team Charleston conducted 24-hour operations for the exercise to move 95 short tons of cargo.