437th Airlift Wing
   

 

MISSION:

        Safe, Precise, Reliable Airlift...Anytime, Anywhere

VISION:

    Do the Mission and Have Fun

 PRIORITIES:

Build READINESS for the 2020s

Invest in PEOPLE for the Long Term

Establish Opportunistic PARTNERSHIPS

Sustain MISSION Excellence

 

   
About

Headquartered at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., the 437th Airlift Wing 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. The wing is comprised of the 437th Operations Group, the 437th Maintenance Group and a wing staff element. The wing conducts operations in close coordination with Joint Base Charleston's premier reserve flying wing - the 315th Airlift Wing.

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Leadership

Col. Robert V. Lankford 

Commander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Master Sgt. Charmaine Kelley 

Command Chief

 

 

 

 

 

 

437th Operations Group

The 437th Operations Group is responsible for operating 41 C-17 aircraft valued at $9.2 billion through a workforce of four squadrons and one flight comprised of 1,300 military and civilian personnel supporting Department of Defense tactical airdrop, worldwide airlift, and aeromedical evacuation support. Additionally, the group oversees a budget of $12.7 million and develops long-range logistics support for Joint Base Charleston's flying activities.

 

14th Airlift Squadron

15th Airlift Squadron

16th Airlift Squadron

437th Operations Support Squadron

437th Maintenance Group

The 437th Maintenance Group is responsible for maintaining 41 C-17 aircraft valued at $9.2 billion through a workforce of four squadrons comprised of 1,600 military and civilian personnel supporting Department of Defense tactical airdrop, worldwide airlift and aeromedical evacuation support. Additionally, the group oversees a budget of $26.1 million and develops long-range logistics support for Joint Base Charleston's flying activities.

 

437th Maintenance Squadron

437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

437th Maintenance Operations Squadron

437th Aerial Port Squadron