315th Maintenance Group
Published January 11, 2013
Unit location: Joint Base Base Charleston, S.C.
Unit size: 20 Officers, 700 Enlisted (Approximate)
Mission statement: To provide training for over 596 Reservists assigned to three diverse units - 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 315th Maintenance Squadron and 315th Maintenance Operations Squadron. Our goal is to maintain proficiency to augment active duty forces in any contingency so C-17 aircraft capability is sustained in support of Joint Base Charleston's global mission.
Major responsibilities: The 315th Maintenance Group works side by side with the 437th Maintenance Group to provide total maintenance support for 58 (approximate) assigned C-17 aircraft and support equipment valued at $11.4 billion. They are tasked with worldwide airlift support, tactical airdrop missions, aeromedical evacuation, special operations missions, and humanitarian relief efforts.
2006 Highlights: The 315th Maintenance Group, a Reserve associate with the 437th Maintenance Group, has established the pinnacle of the appropriate active duty/Reserve relationship with their active duty hosts. They perfectly managed accomplishment of a phenomenal 853,580 days of Reserve support since the tragic events of 9/11. Working together as a cohesive team with their active duty partners, they launched an outstanding 21,572 missions, transporting 386,453 passengers and 204,568 tons of cargo while maintaining a launch reliability rate of 94.5% for FY10. In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, they launched a total of 288 missions and transported 603 passengers and four million pounds of cargo which directly aided 2 million people. When the President ordered a troop surge in Afghanistan, the 315th MXG immediately mobilized 162 members to provide direct active duty mission support. During their activation, these members helped launch 760 additional missions and moved nine thousand passengers and 25 million pounds of cargo, or 33% of the total C-17 workload. In our Avionics Improvement Section our technicians averted $24 million in contractor repair costs of C-17 line replaceable through the use of "born on the floor" ideas. The 315th Maintenance Group has consistently won numerous awards, including the 2010 Air Mobility Command Clements McMullen Memorial Daedalian Weapon System Maintenance Trophy.