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  • T-1, T-6 instructors visit 14th AS

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- T-1A Jayhawk and T-6A Texan II jet trainer aircraft instructors from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, travelled here to brief 14th Airlift Squadron pilots on what it takes to become an instructor, Nov. 13, 2017.The visit helped promote the need for instructors due to the training school increasing the number of
  • Joint effort delivers relief cargo to Puerto Rico

    Members of the 15th Airlift Squadron and 437th Airlift Wing, flew a C-17 Globemaster III to Fort Drum, New York, Sept. 28, 2017, to pick up aid supplies before flying to San Juan, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, battered the U.S. territory.
  • 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.
  • Airmen conduct historic mission to Virgin Islands following Irma

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AFNS) -- Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons delivered a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 12, 2017.The mobile ATC tower was sent in response to Hurricane Irma to
  • Transitioning military families to civilian workforce

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Two former Air Force spouses attended a Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit held here Aug. 21 to 23.Betty Welsh, wife of retired Gen. Mark Welsh III, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Paula Roy, wife of retired Chief Master Sgt. Jim Roy, former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force both offered advice and
  • Airmen deliver aid to refugees in northern Iraq

    Six pallets, more than 50,000 pounds, over a quarter of a million Kurdish refugees fed. Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing delivered humanitarian aid bound for refugee camps in northern Iraq this weekend while also conducting a multifaceted training mission.
  • MacDill KC-135s conclude temporary relocation at JB Charleston

    After the completion of runway repairs at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, the last KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft temporarily operating from here returned Dec. 20. The first of four steady-state MacDill KC-135s and 90 Airmen arrived at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, on Oct. 14, to continue operations during the runway reconstruction at
  • JB Charleston test new equipment, saves Air Force millions

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An operational evaluation of new synthetic tiedowns and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here Nov. 28 and 29. Tiedowns are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations. Winch cables help adjust the tension on tiedowns, securing the load.These prototypes were designed
  • Charleston Airman earns Navy training distinction

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one Airman is acquiring his sea legs. Senior Airman Austin Walworth, 628th Security Forces Squdaron, recently earned the Navy's Small Craft Insignia. It is believed Walworth is the first member of the Air Force to achieve such a designation. The Coxswain Pin, as it is commonly called, originated in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. The pin recognizes elite Sailors who were specially trained to operate small boats in combat.
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