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  • Loadmasters: Mentorship starts with each other

    As the C-17 Globemaster III offloads cargo in Central America, the loadmasters in the rear of the aircraft are under the watchful eye of the squadron’s chief loadmaster. The real-world mission is also a training opportunity, and for these loadmasters mentorship is key in successfully achieving their

  • 315th AW family mourns loss of veteran loadmaster

    The 315th Airlift Wing received news late last week that one of its members, Senior Master Sgt. George Counts Jr., died in a car crash along with his wife and father. On the evening of Feb. 3 in Barnwell County, South Carolina, Counts’ vehicle was struck head on by another vehicle killing him, his

  • 701 AS Turtle runs with the dogs, plays ball

    It is said all dogs form packs and only a few will emerge as pack leaders. Such is true for a Bulldog transformed RiverDog, who has established himself as a leader within the Charleston community and as an Air Force Reservist.Staff Sgt. Alfonso Rogers, a 701st Airlift Squadron loadmaster at Joint

  • Loadmasters balance time, maintain mission readiness

    “Time is running out in the year and I need to remain current,” may be a phrase overheard in the halls of the three flying squadrons among crewmembers assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Several loadmasters from the 300th Airlift Squadron took to the skies

  • Training like we fight

    Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing conducted a multifaceted training mission by way of a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina to Ramstein Air Base, Germany this weekend.The mission focused on several objectives, which maintained the pilot’s qualifications in flying,

  • Pressures On: Loadmaster aces her first evaluation

    When you’re a 317th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, there’s always something exciting happening. Most of the time, it’s from traveling the world on missions. For one Airman, the pressure added during a recent humanitarian aid mission to Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, when she wasn’t just performing her