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Joint Base Charleston
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Preserving artifacts from Operation Allies Refuge
July 15, 2022
— Airmen from the 437th Airlift Wing donated artifacts recovered from Afghanistan during Operation Allies Refuge for historical preservation on July 11, at Dayton, Ohio...
Humble, Credible, Approachable: 2020 Risner Award Finalist
January 18, 2022
— Humble, credible, approachable – these three qualities personify the United States Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS) recipients and nominees of its prestigious Robbie Risner Award. The Risner Award is the USAFWS’s tribute to U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Robbie Risner, a fighter pilot, senior leader and a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. Risner, who completely embodied those traits, continues to inspire Airmen going through USAFWS courses. ...
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. ...
Air expo gives attendees firsthand look at military
May 1, 2018
— The Joint Base Charleston 2018 Air and Space Expo, the first in seven years, took over the flightline and skies above JB Charleston, April 28, 2018. The expo gave audiences a chance to see and experience aerial and ground demonstrations and meet and interact with performers at JB Charleston to help maintain close ties with the greater Charleston...
South Carolina Stingrays tour JB Charleston
January 17, 2018
— Members of the South Carolina Stingrays toured Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 10, 2018. They visited the 628th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance flight and aircrew from the 16th Airlift Squadron.
Joint Base Charleston C-17 deploys to deliver U.S. Navy's undersea rescue
November 21, 2017
— A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston joined six other U.S. Air Force C-17s and three C-5M Super Galaxies deployed to Argentina on Nov. 18 to deliver the U.S. Navy's undersea rescue capabilities to aid in the search for the A.R.A. San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine, which went missing in the southern Atlantic Ocean Nov. 15. The...
AMC command chief visits JB Charleston
November 20, 2017
— Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, Air Mobility Command command chief, learns how to properly assemble a tire with the members of the 437th Maintenance Squadron Wheel and Tire shop in Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Nov. 17, 2017. Frey also visited the 15th and 16th Airlift Squadrons, the 628th Security Forces Squadron and the 628th Civil Engineer...
JB Charleston celebrates Air Force's 70th anniversary
October 26, 2017
— Lt. Gen. Charles Brown, U.S. Central Command deputy commander, cuts the Air Force birthday cake with Airman 1st Class Geremy Velez-Masini, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron distribution fuels operator, during the Air Force Ball in the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston, S.C., Oct. 21, 2017. Traditionally, the guest speaker and...
Innovation saves AMC $2 million annually
October 2, 2017
— The 437th Airlift Wing began modifying the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft with new mounts for the Electronic Flight Bag Sept. 25, 2017. The new mounts will increase flight safety in C-17s and are estimated to save Air Mobility Command $2 million in repairs annually.The EFB allows the aircrew to digitally view aviation charts and publications...
437 AW crew provides Maria relief within hours
September 25, 2017
— Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency completed a humanitarian mission in support of Hurricane Maria to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 23.The mission provided the islands with a FAA mobile air traffic control tower with an instrument...