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Renowned test pilot Chuck Yeager dies
December 9, 2020
Famed test pilot, retired Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager has died, Dec. 7. He was 97.

Rated Preparatory Program now accepting applications for FY21 spring class
November 9, 2020

Single-Parent Reservist rises above challenges to earn wings
May 6, 2019
Staff Sgt. Shakeyna Smith, aviation resource management technician with the 701st Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, stands next to a Cessna 172 before taking flight, Jan. 25, 2019, in North Charleston, South Carolina. Smith completed 72 hours of flight time through Charleston Regional Accelerated Flight Training and IFR6 of N. Charleston, S.C., before persuing a commision in the U.S. Air Force to pilot C-17 Globemaster III's while being a single parent of two, a full-time college student and an Air Force Reservist. (Courtesy photo/Staff Sgt. Shakeyna Smith)

70th Anniversary of the AF: Honoring our Heroes
July 2, 2017
Editors Note: This album is one of several products being shared in 2017 by the Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Office in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Air Force and those who selflessly have and continue to serve our nation.

Capt. Kevin Summerbell, 15th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, stands in front of the entrance to a C-17 Globemaster III on the flightline at Joint Base Charleston April 4, 2017. Summerbell was enlisted in the Army as an infantryman prior to commissioning in the Air Force. He deployed to Iraq twice during his time in the Army and received a Purple Heart for his wounds and courage on the battlefield. Summerbell earned his bachelor’s degree, attended ROTC and completed flight school, then became a C-17 pilot at the 437th AW.

AMC leader host pilots call
March 23, 2017
Col. Jimmy Canlas, left, 437th Airlift Wing commander, presents Brig. Gen. Brian Robinson, right, Headquarters Air Mobility Command director of operations, with a picture of a C-17 Globemaster during an Operations Call for pilots assigned to the 437th AW at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, March 21. Robinson toured various facilities and met with key leadership during his visit.