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  • Be safe before, during and after a thunderstorm

    Summer has arrived and with it comes the threat of severe storms. Each year, the United States averages around 10,000 thunderstorms and each thunderstorm typically produces heavy rain for 30 minutes to an hour. ... All thunderstorms are dangerous because every thunderstorm produces lightening. Each year in the United States, approximately 300 people are struck by lightning. Of those struck, about 30 people are killed and others suffer lifelong disabilities.
  • JB Charleston and Charleston County Aviation Authority sign airfield snow and ice removal agreement

    Leaders at Joint Base Charleston and the Charleston County Aviation Authority signed a memorandum of understanding for airfield snow and ice removal here June 14, 2018. This memorandum establishes policies and procedures recommended by a joint task force for the cooperation and coordination of snow removal operations at the jointly used flying facilities.
  • Some ARTs eligible for aviation bonus

    The Air Force Reserve Command is expanding the Aviation Bonus Program to qualifying Air Reserve Technician (ART) as part of an effort to increase the rated-aircrew retention.
  • Charleston Reservists earn multiple aeromedical evacuation awards

    Several Reserve Citizen Airmen from Joint Base Charleston's 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, a
  • Heat Stress Safety

    With summer knocking at the door and high temperatures already visiting Joint Base Charleston, it is imperative to recognize the potential life-threatening factors associated with heat exhaustion, especially in relation to small children and family pets. The greatest risk for heat stroke/exhaustion for small children and pets results from being left unattended in a hot vehicle. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year in the United States. Peak occurrences happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  • Citizen Airmen to represent Air Force at triathlon championship again

    Maj. Jamie Turner, 317th Airlift Squadron pilot, once again was selected by Air Force officials as one of the representatives donning the Air Force sports jersey at the 2018 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship.
  • Joint Base Charleston conducts the Air Force’s first ‘social media reenactment’ of the D-Day invasion

    On the evening June 5 and the early morning of June 6, 2018, Joint Base Charleston will conduct a real-time historical reenactment of the D-Day invasion, solely on social media. Starting at 7 p.m., both the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings will start Facebook and Twitter posts as if the D-Day invasion is happening in real-time, as it did 74 year ago, through the eyes of their predecessors, the 437th and 315th Troop Carrier Groups.
  • JB Charleston shows air capabilities with large formation exercise

    Approximately 15 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings provided airdrop support for the U.S. Army’s 509th Infantry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana, May 22 through a large formation exercise. During the flight, the C-17s flew over several prominent landmarks in South Carolina including the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and the South Carolina State House while performing various training exercises.
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