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U.S. Army Spc. Derek J. Karbowski, with the 640th Transportation Detachment Tampa, Fla., inspects equipment as it arrives at an initial staging area here Oct. 21 as part of sustained efforts aiding the rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Joint, interagency partners establish ISB for hurricane relief efforts
Joint Base Charleston has been established as the central hub for sustained efforts aiding the rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
0 10/26
2017
Senior Airman Kenny Phonsyry, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs preflight checks at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 23, 2017. The 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, flew a mobile air traffic control tower, food and water to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. JB Charleston crew provides Maria relief within hours
Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency completed a humanitarian mission in support of Hurricane Maria to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 23, 2017.
0 9/26
2017
Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, welcomes home Airmen of the 437th AW returning with the final evacuated C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 15, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall here. Twenty-two C-17s were evacuated to alternate locations and eight were diverted in response to the hurricane. Airmen of the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensured the relocated aircraft were maintained and prepared to conduct hurricane recovery operations to the south from alternate installations including Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Last evacuated C-17 returns home
The final C-17 Globemaster III evacuated due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall returned here Sept. 15, 2017.
0 9/18
2017
An aircrew prepares a C-17 Globemaster III for takeoff prior to a mission to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. Sept. 11, 2017. Days prior the crew flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida. Aircrew sees Florida before, after Hurricane Irma
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew here flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 8, 2017 prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall. The flight was performed as part of an evacuation from JB Charleston to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois where 11 437th Airlift Wing C-17s were temporarily based to
0 9/15
2017
Staff Sgt. Katherine Stanton, 15th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, completes one-on-one hypoxia training in the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer. For the training, Airmen fly a C-17 flight task simulation as the ROBD precisely mixes nitrogen and reduced oxygen to equivalent oxygen concentrations at higher altitudes. This allows Airmen to see how hypoxia affects their motor skills and to experience their symptoms in a low risk environment. Aircrew training device saves AMC time, money
Members of Joint Base Charleston celebrated the standup of the Total Force Aerospace and Operational Physiology Team along with the unveiling of the reduced oxygen breathing device (ROBD) and hypoxia familiarization trainer during a ceremony here May 2, 2017.
0 5/08
2017
Capt. Jason Carroll, 15th Airlift Squadron airdrop instructor pilot, flies to North Auxiliary Airfield in North, South Carolina, March 15, 2017 to execute in-flight training with aircrew eye and respiratory protection system (AERPS) equipment. The flight marked the first time in more than 10 years where aircrews wore AERPS equipment. AERPS equipment consists of a rubber mask, multiple layers of boots and gloves, fan filter system and an audio and speaker system. Aircrew complete in-flight training with protection equipment
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Three C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flew to North Auxiliary Airfield in North, South Carolina, March 15 to execute in-flight training with aircrew eye and respiratory protection system equipment, the first exercise of its kind in more than a decade for 437th Airlift Wing aircrew members. The training also marked the
0 3/17
2017
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III pilot looks at his notes during a transport mission in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel in Southwest Asia Sept. 30, 2016. The C-17 is the newest most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released) C-17 missions still continue into Afghanistan
The imposing C-17 Globemaster III moved through the darkness during a longer trip than is typical at the Rock, the busiest aerial port in the area of responsibility. The flight was headed to Afghanistan – another example of the steady and enduring requirements of Operation Freedom Sentinel.“The main priority of this mission was the transport of
0 10/11
2016
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Roberts, a harbor patrol coxswain with the 628th Security Forces Squadron, prepares to move and store a 628th Security Forces patrol boat ahead of Hurricane Matthew at Joint Base Charleston - Naval Weapons Station, S.C., Oct. 7, 2016. All non-essential personnel evacuated the area but will return after disaster response coordinators assess damage and verify a safe operating environment.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicholas Byers) Joint Base Charleston prepares for Hurricane Matthew

0 10/07
2016
A maintainer with the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals out a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III as it is evacuated to Fort Campbell, Ky., on Oct. 6, 2016, so they can continue their mission of rapid global mobility during Hurricane Matthew. Due to Hurricane Matthew, a Limited Evacuation Order of South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Zones was issued by the Commander, Joint Base Charleston. All Joint Base personnel are expected to evacuate the area and will return once damage has been assessed and it’s safe to return. 437th Airlift Wing evacuates C-17s

0 10/06
2016
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