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Brig. Gen. Randall A. Ogden presents a certificate of retirement to Col. James B. Hurley June 7, 2015 at the Joint Base Charleston theater in Charleston, S.C. During his 33-33-year career, Hurley first served with the active duty Air Force before transitioning to the Air Force Reserve. Hurley donned the Air Force uniform for the last time but will go on to serve in a civilian capacity with the 628th Air Base Wing Mission Support Group at the base. Hurley was the 315th Mission Support Group commander at Joint Base Charleston, and Ogden is the Director, Air Force Reserve Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane Ellis) MSG commander retires after 33 years
Friends, family and fellow Airmen gathered at the Base Theatre today to celebrate the long career
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Tech. Sgt. Jerone Mack, an Air Terminal Operations Center and Special Handling team member assigned to the 38th Aerial Port Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., inspects the underside of a cargo vehicle in preparation for the mini-Port Dawg Challenge held here during the unit training assembly weekend June 6, 2015. Airmen from the 38 and 81 APS will go on to compete with aerial port squadrons from across the country later this month in the annual Port Dawg Challenge for the honor of being the “Top Dawgs” among their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bobby Pilch) Port Dawgs battle for JB Charleston title
Two aerial port units from here went head to head at the Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina,
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Chief Master Sgt. Rob Grimsley, 315th Security Forces Squadron Raven, monitors the movement of personnel offloading Denton cargo from a C-17 Globemaster III April 24, 2015 in Haiti during a four-day training mission to Key West Naval Air Station, Fla. The 315th Airlift Wing flew 20 sorties during the four-day deployment and airlifted more than 345,000 pounds of humanitarian cargo, which included 61 pallets of food and clothing and one school bus. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane Ellis) 315 AW, Denton Progam delivers to Haiti
Airmen from the 701st Airlift Squadron deployed three Globemaster C-17s April 23 – 26, 2015, from
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The 315th Airlift Wing went live with a new and updated public website today that improves security,
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Master Sgt. Al Larson, 701st Airlift Squadron loadmaster and former U.S. Army paratrooper, communicates with hand signals during a flight over Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Ga. Aug. 15, 2015. Reserve aircrews from the 701st and 300th AS out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C. flew two C-17s during Fort Benning’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Army Airborne School. Almost 300 paratroopers took the big leap in the day’s event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bobby Pilch) Charleston C-17s help paratroopers celebrate 75 years
Reserve C-17 aircrews from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., took part in the 75th anniversary of the
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The 315th Airlift Wing released a new mobile device app this week which brings the wing’s latest news and information to Reservists’ fingertips. Besides news, the app features a push message technology that will allow the wing to send out urgent messages including weather alerts and government shut downs. (U.S. Air Force Graphic) 315th AW app puts information at your fingertips
The 315th Airlift Wing released a new mobile device app this week which brings the wing’s latest
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The 315th Airlift Wing released a new mobile device app this week which brings the wing’s latest news and information to Reservists’ fingertips. Besides news, the app features a push message technology that will allow the wing to send out urgent messages including weather alerts and government shut downs. (U.S. Air Force Graphic) 315th AW app puts information at your fingertips
The 315th Airlift Wing released a new mobile device app this week which brings the wing’s latest
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Air-show visitors wait in line to get a tour of the Charleston based C-17 at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton International Air Day July 11, 2015. Recognized for “Best Static Display” at the air show, Airmen from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. delivered military pride, strength and technology with a C-17 and gave tours of the aircraft to more than 2,000 people. The air show marked 75 years of existence for RNAS Yeovilton and provided the 315th AW an international stage to showcase its Airmen, aircraft and partnership with the United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane Ellis) 315th AW wins big at European air show
Recognized for “Best Static Display,” Airmen from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston,
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Private First Class Michael Petersen takes a moment for a photo at his main operating base in Can Tho Army Airfield, Vietnam in 1969. Petersen served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was assigned to the 156th Aviation Company, where he oversaw the maintenance of 17 U-6 Beavers, which were fixed wing, radial engine propeller aircraft. After serving in the Army, Petersen later transitioned to the Air Force Reserve in 1977, where he went on to serve 29 additional years and retired as the command chief master sergeant for the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Today, Petersen serves as the director of Equal Opportunity at JB Charleston as a government employee. (Courtesy Photo) Vietnam, A Look Back: Part III
Editor's Note: Michael Petersen's story is a four-part series that takes an in-depth look at the
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