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  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

  • 437 AW crew provides Maria relief within hours

    Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency completed a humanitarian mission in support of Hurricane Maria to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 23.

  • Joint team delivers relief in Maria aftermath

    Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, delivered 17 pallets containing more than 129,000 pounds of food and water to St. Croix, Virgin Islands in support of relief efforts after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 24.

  • Father and son train together

    Altus Air Force Base trains new aircrew members every day, but on March 17, 2017, a father and son were reunited during a training mission together, 21,000 feet in the air.U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Peters, 940th Air Refueling Wing commander, piloted a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker and had the

  • Base completes North Field repairs

    Team Charleston marked the completion of runway repairs to the 3,500-foot runway, known as the assault landing zone (ALZ) at North Auxiliary Airfield in North, South Carolina, Dec. 8.North Auxiliary Airfield, a training facility geographically separated from Joint Base Charleston, is used for

  • Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

    When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program.

  • To Germany and back: Charleston exchange pilot flies home for air show

    A German Air Force pilot that has made Charleston his home, briefly returned to Europe with Airmen from the 315th Airlift Wing for the Berlin Air Show June 1-4. Maj. Rico Persy, a Hamburg, Germany native, has served in the Germany’s Personnel Exchange Program for more than three years. Although a

  • Ambassador Emerson visits C-17 crew in Germany

    John B. Emerson, United States Ambassador to Germany, came abroad the “Spirit of Berlin” C-17 Globemaster III June 1, 2016, during the opening day of the Berlin Air Show.At the event, the C-17 was among many other U.S. and European aircraft, and gave the ambassador and his family a chance to see the