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Partial Termination of Limited Evacuation Order JB Charleston cancels HURCON status and partially terminates limited evacuation order
The Joint Base Charleston installation commander cancelled Hurricane Condition actions at 10 a.m. Sept. 10, 2017, due to a decline in the projected effects of Hurricane Irma to the local area.
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Default Air Force Logo JB Charleston goes into Hurricane Condition IV
The Joint Base Charleston installation commander put the base on Hurricane Condition IV alert status at 6 p.m. Sept 7, 2017, due to weather conditions projected by Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Condition IV is declared when the forecast calls for the arrival of 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater within 72 hours.
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Default Air Force Logo Hurricane Irma: Initial Information
Hurricane Irma continues its track to the Eastern United States. Recent projections show the Hurricane may directly strike the Charleston area. However, forecast projections can always change and only serve as an estimate. As we prepare for possible landfall in South Carolina, all military and DoD civilian members in the area should follow suit and have a plan ready to execute in the event we have to evacuate. There has NOT (repeat NOT) been an evacuation order as of 1800 on September 6, 2017. Personnel should wait for an evacuation order from the Joint Base Installation Commander before departing. Personnel who depart prior to the evacuation order may not be reimbursed fully for their evacuation.
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Current events make September 2017 particularly relevant as National Preparedness Month begins Current events make September 2017 particularly relevant as National Preparedness Month begins
This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” Most every day, a person needs look no further than their television to see haunting images of destruction from both manmade and natural events. Whether the danger comes from civil disturbances, involving clashes of individual ideologies, or natural events, such as the recent historic flooding in Houston, the era of the 24-hour news cycle has taught us that life can change in an instant. The reality that we had become accustomed to can quickly be replaced by uncertainty and a constantly-evolving threat stream, due to forces beyond our control. When this happens, the difference between life and death may well hinge upon an individual’s resiliency, adaptability, and level of preparedness.
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Capt. Adam Kouroupas, 16th Airlift Squadron pilot, reviews a preflight checklist during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission at Pope Army Air Field, N.C., Aug. 30, 2017. Kouroupas, who lived in Galveston, Texas for four years, helped his home state by flying supplies from Pope. “We are all Texans today,” said Kouroupas of the effort given by service members during the flight. JB Charleston delivers medical supplies to support hurricane response efforts
Airmen from Joint Base Charleston departed aboard a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts aiming to deliver 15,779 pounds of medical supplies and more than 20 emergency responders to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas Aug. 30.
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Default Air Force Logo 315 AW Airmen STEP II next level
315th Airlift Wing officials have released the Fiscal Year 2017 STEP II promotion list today, and 12 wing members have been selected with an Oct. 1, 2017 effective promotion date.
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Hurricane Harvey graphic title Charleston Aeromedical Reservists Support Harvey Victims
This morning six Citizen Airmen from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, with more to follow, departed Charleston for Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas to be part of a major combined operation to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
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Photo of Citizen Airmen Training in Alaska 317th AS trains with Army in Alaska
Pilots and loadmasters from the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 317th Airlift Squadron, along with aircraft maintainers from the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina recently flew to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for training during their annual tour. Alaska represents a new challenge for the squadron -- it’s an unfamiliar environment exceedingly different from their usual training airspace in Charleston.
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An 815th Airlift Squadron aircrew lands a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,  Nov. 3, 2017. The flight marked the squadron's return to a full operational capability status meaning they are ready to deploy and conduct the combat airlift mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelton Sherrill) Flying Jennies ready for combat airlift mission
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that obtains new life by rising from the ashes.
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304th RQS Citizen Airmen return from deployment Rescue Citizen Airmen redeploy to Portland
After a roughly four-and-a-half month deployment, 89 Citizen Airmen with the 304th Rescue Squadron were welcomed home by family, friends and co-workers in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 7 through 16.
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Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron shield a patient strapped to a litter as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter kicks up dust while landing at Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil training area during a joint  exercise in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 14, 2017. Exercise tests reservists’ mass casualty response
Reserve Citizen Airmen, litters in tow, rush into a smoke-filled building amid the screams and shouts of the wounded. Strapping the injured onto litters, one by one, they carry them to safety before returning to the smoke-filled building to search for others.
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Members from various aeromedical evacuation squadrons set up their medical equipment on an 815th Airlift Squadron C-130 Super Hercules aircraft at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Mississippi, in preparation for an aeromedical evacuation exercise Nov. 1, 2017, during Southern Strike 2018. Southern Strike 2018 is a large-scale, joint multinational combat exercise that provides tactical level training for the full spectrum of conflict and emphasizes air dominance, maritime operations, maritime air support, precision engagement, close air support, command and control, personnel recovery, aeromedical evacuation, and combat medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) 403rd Wing participates in Southern Strike 2018
Three units from the 403rd Wing took part in Southern Strike 2018, an annual joint exercise held along the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Oct. 20 to Friday.
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Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Zwelling, Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service manager, speaks with an individual ready reserve participant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chance Babin) Reserve recruiters reach goal for 17th year
Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service has met the command’s accession goal for the 17th
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