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Default Air Force Logo AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018
Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018. Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment commander positions.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Defense Department Launches Retirement System Comparison Calculator
The Department of Defense officially launched the Blended Retirement System (BRS) comparison calculator Tuesday, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed decision on whether or not to elect the new retirement system. The BRS goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
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2017
Col. Lori Walden, 622nd Civil Engineering Group commander, passes the the 560th RED HORSE Squadron guideon to the unit's new commander, Lt. Col. Horace Jones during an assumption of command ceremony June 3, 2017 at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Tom Brading) Jones takes the reigns at 560th RED HORSE
Lt. Col. Horace Jones assumed command of the 560th RED HORSE Squadron during a ceremony June 3, 2017 at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Although he's the new 560th RED HORSE commander, Jones knows his way around the Lowcountry.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program
As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.
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2017
Col. Stephen L. Lanier assumes command of the 315th Operations Group June 3, 2017 at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Col. Jeanine McAnaney, 315th Airlift Wing vice commander, presided over the assumption of command. Lanier was most recently the director of safety for Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Shane Ellis) Lanier assumes command of 315th OG
Col. Stephen L. Lanier assumed command of the 315th Operations Group yesterday at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Studies Highlight Joint Base Charleston’s Economic Impact
Communities across the country with significant industrial, manufacturing, educational, tourist or military footprints periodically will have studies done to determine their economic impact. The state of South Carolina and, more specifically, Joint Base Charleston, are no different. The methodology used by the two studies cited below was the structural input-output model of the South Carolina economy containing specific information on economic linkages between more than 500 of the state’s industries. The input-output modeling software IMPLAN was used to calculate estimates.
0 5/31
2017
About 1,600 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division packed 18 C-17 Globemaster IIIs from Joint Base Charleston, S.C. en-route to a a Fort Bragg, N.C. airdrop May 25.
 (U.S. Air Force Photo / Master Sgt, Shane Ellis) Carolina skies turn grey during large formation exercise
Aircrews from the 315th and 437th Airlift Wings took off the morning of May 25 From Joint Base Charleston in 18 C-17 Globemaster IIIs within seconds of each other as part of a large formation exercise over Carolina skies. Exercise Bonny Jack was a joint service exercise with about 1,600 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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2017
A group of air transportation specialists and other military members from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing participated in a memorial run at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 19, 2017. The 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port flight hosted the 2017 Port Dawg Memorial Run in honor and memory of fallen air transportation specialists. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) 386 ELRS run in honor of fallen port dawgs
SOUTHWEST ASIA –The 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port flight hosted the
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2017
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The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing sent an 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircrew to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida Sept.23, 2017 to support relief operations for Hurricane Maria. The 815th AS crew was staged there with other C-130 and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from other units to assist with recovery efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shelton Sherrill) Flying Jennies support hurricane relief efforts, transport patients
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 815th Airlift Squadron spent the last week supporting relief efforts to Caribbean Islands devastated by Hurricanes Maria and Irma this month.
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2017
On Sept. 20, 2017, the Honorable Matthew P. Donovan, the Under Secretary of the Air Force and General Stephen W. Wilson, the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, thanked several hundred 920th Rescue Wing Airmen in an aircraft hangar at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, thanking them for their relief efforts after two major hurricanes battered Texas then Florida, back-to-back. The 920th RQW sent a contingent of 95 wing Airmen and 5 rescue aircraft to conduct rescues from Eastern Airport, College Station, Texas August 27, 2017. With little time to spare, the 920th begin responding to Texans in need within 45 minutes of their arrival. A week later they were getting ready to do the same thing at home in response to Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) Air Force leaders thank Florida Reserve Airmen for hurricane relief efforts
Air Force leadership visited the Airmen of the 920th Rescue Wing here Sept. 20, to thank them for their Herculean efforts over the past few weeks providing hurricane relief.
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2017
170908-F-ZI207-0123.JPG Deployed Reserve Civil engineers make critical runway repairs
Maintaining an airfield is never an easy task, especially when it’s one of the busiest in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. Responsible for making critical runway repairs, the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s heavy equipment operator team ensures that the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airfield is operational and ready for all takeoffs and landings in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
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2017
655th ISRG continues to donate supplies to local schools 655th ISRG continues to donate supplies to local schools
Members of the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group here donated more than
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2017
Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, carry patients aboard a C-17 Globemaster III in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 24, 2017. Reserve Citizen Airmen conduct humanitarian mission to St. Croix to evacuate victims affected by Hurricane Maria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Peter Dean) Reserve Citizen Airmen deliver aid to Hurricane Maria survivors
Within the last few months the United States and its territories have been ravagged by three hurricanes, leaving many displaced and in need of aid. Starting with Hurricane Harvey, then Irma and now Maria, the Air Force Reserve Command continues to respond with supplies, aid and evacuation missions. On Sept. 24, a team of Citizen Airmen from the 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida, along with Airmen from the 16th Airlift Squadron, Charleston, South Carolina, evacuated 63 U.S. Virgin Islands inhabitants that were affected by Hurricane Maria.
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