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PAX Terminal to undergo renovations
February 23, 2017
Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, swings a sledgehammer to start construction of the new 437th Aerial Port Squadron Passenger Terminal here, Feb. 23, 2017. The passenger terminal is being renovated to improve the facility by adding a new fire suppression system, roof, utility systems, restrooms inside the gated area and a redesigned family room. The passenger terminal will operate out of a temporary facility until construction is complete. Signage is in place to direct passengers and base personnel from the old terminal to the temporary location.

Humble, approachable, credible
January 13, 2017
Capt. James Hall, 14th Airlift Squadron (AS) tactics flight commander, left, Capt. Matt Eggert, 16th AS pilot, center, Capt. Jeff Harnly, 16th Airlift Squadron evaluator, right, stand on the flightline here, Jan. 12, 2017. Hall, Eggert and Harnly recently graduated from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School where they learned to be tactical experts in C-17 Globemaster IIIs as well as experts in integration across all platforms in the Air Force.

Welcome home
November 5, 2016
Staff Sgt. Theodore Clever III, of the 15th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, reunites with his children upon returning home from a deployment to southwest Asia Nov. 2, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Members of the 14th and 16th Airlift Squadrons returned as well. The 437th AW commands the base's premier active-duty flying wing. The wing flies and maintains one of the largest fleets of C-17 aircraft in the Air Force, providing a significant portion of Air Mobility Command’s Global Reach airlift capability.

437th AW leadership recognizes award winners
October 27, 2016
Col. Jimmy Canlas, left, 437th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg, 437th AW command chief, right, stand with the 437th AW third quarter award winners during a ceremony at the Joint Base Charleston Theater Oct. 25. The awardees, from left to right, are:  Senior Airman Ron Vorndran, Master Sgt. Robert Pickel, Tech. Sgt. Jason Mark and Mr. Nathan Watts. The quarterly awards recognize outstanding Airmen, NCOs, senior NCOs, company grade officers and civilians for their hard work and dedication.

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.

18 AF/CC visits 437 AW
October 4, 2016
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, 18th Air Force commander, accompanied by his wife, Tammy, arrive at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina Sept. 27, 2016. Cox and his wife were visiting Joint Base Charleston to meet the Airmen of the 437th Airlift Wing and convey to them the importance of the work they do every day. As Air Mobility Command’s sole warfighting numbered air force, 18th Air Force is responsible for the command’s worldwide operational mission of providing rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and contingency response.