Major Mission Partners






JB Charleston Snapshot

What We Believe …

  • 628th Air Base Wing Mission: Project American power abroad and deliver superior installation support at home.
  • 628th Air Base Wing Vision: Ready Warfighters, Charting Our Future…Together!
  • 628th Air Base Wing Priorities: Develop Leaders, Generate Combat Capability, Build and Maintain a Stable Platform
  • 437th Airlift Wing Mission: Safe, Precise, Reliable Airlift…Anytime, Anywhere
  • 437th Airlift Wing Vision: Do the Mission and Have Fun
  • 437th Airlift Wing Priorities: Build Readiness for the 2020s, Invest in People for the long term, Establish Opportunistic Partnerships, and Sustain Mission Excellence

JB CHS Basics – numbers are estimated

  • Established: Oct 1, 2010
  • Active Duty Strength: 11,500
  • Total Force Strength (AD, Guard, AFRC, Civilians): 14,000
  • Economic Impact (FY21): Appx. $305 Million
  • Aircraft in Inventory:  40 C-17 Globemaster III
  • Career Specialties:  50 officer, 88 enlisted 

Key Personnel

  • 628th Air Base Wing                                     
  • Commander: Col Marc Greene
  • Dep Commander: CAPT Andrew Peterson
  • Command Chief: CMSgt Becky Bateman
  • Mission Support Group: Col Callistus Elbourne
  • Medical Group: Col Rebecca Elliott

437th Airlift Wing

  • Commander: Col Robert Lankford
  • Vice Commander: Col David Taylor
  • Operations Group: Col Patrick Farrell
  • Maintenance Group: Col Grant Izzi


Total FY21:

  • Ops and Maintenance:  $20 million
  • Trans & Working Capital: $259 million
  • Military Personnel:  $222 million
  • Non-Appropriated Fund: $3.7 million
  • Mil Family Housing:  $2 million
  • Construction:  $21 million

JB CHS Information

  • 628 ABW provides installation support to more than 60 DoD and Federal Agencies
  • Adding all of the populations, to include dependents and retirees, JB CHS serves more than 90,000
  • $7.5 billion of physical infrastructure across 23,000 non-contiguous acres
  • Joint-use airfield sharing two intersecting runways with the Charleston International Airport
  • 628 ABW consists of the 628th Wing Staff Agencies, the 628th Mission Support Group and the 628th Medical Group
  • The 437th Airlift Wing commands the base’s premier active-duty flying wing
  • 437th AW consists of a wing staff, 437th Operations Group and the 437th Maintenance Group