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  • Local school boys attend Tuskegee Airman Career Day

    More than 120 middle and high school boys from 17 Lowcountry schools visited Joint Base Charleston’s 315th Airlift Wing to learn about jobs in aviation as part of the wing’s fourth annual Tuskegee Airmen Career Day here, Feb. 21.
  • Charleston Reservists deliver humanitarian aid, met by Colombian President, VP

    A group of Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston delivered humanitarian aid Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, which will benefit the people of Venezuela.
  • 315 AW Reserve Airmen win big at ALS

    315th Airlift Wing Airmen took top honors at Joint Base Charleston’s latest Airman Leadership School (Class 19-B) graduation this week, including the coveted John L. Levitow Award.
  • Reservist overcome winter weather to give late Congressman final flight

    A Reserve aircrew’s wise planning helped them complete a high-profile airlift mission Feb. 12 – delivering the remains of U.S. Rep. John Dingell back to Washington – despite crippling winter weather that prevented other aircraft from landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Michigan. A Charleston C-17 Globemaster III flown by a crew from the 701st Airlift Squadron was tasked with transporting the former Democratic Congressman’s remains and his family back to Joint Base Andrews where it would be carried by motorcade through the Capitol to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Turtles get change commanders

    Lt. Col. Rick Chadwick relinquished command of the 701st Airlift Squadron to former 315th Operations
  • Humanitarian Aid Delivered: One Weekend, Three Countries, helps nearly 130,000 people

    Over a weekend-long combined humanitarian and training mission, three C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and their Reserve Citizen Airmen crews from Joint Base Charleston’s 315th Airlift Wing delivered humanitarian aid to Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras, Feb. 3-4, 2019. The three missions were planned to maintain the aircrews’ flying currency and readiness requirements, while at the same time delivering the cargoes of medical supplies, an ambulance, and several tons of food to outreach organizations in their respective countries.
  • After 33 years of service, Loadmaster pushes his last pallet

    As a lone loadmaster pushed the last pallet of humanitarian aid off the aircraft, he turned, grinned, and said: “Well, that’s it.” Master Sgt. Bobby Barrett, a loadmaster with Joint Base Charleston’s 300th Airlift Squadron finished his last mission in preparation for his upcoming retirement after 33 years as a traditional reservist.
  • 315th CRF tests mettle in joint-service training mission Patriot Palm

    A 315th Airlift Wing unit finished its most recent joint-service training exercise Tuesday at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hawaii. Teaming up with FEMA, the FBI, Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, the 315th Contingency Response Flight completed Exercise Patriot Palm, a joint-service emergency and natural disaster response exercise, coordinated by the Air Force Reserve, designed to integrate first responders from federal, state and local agencies, and the military by providing rapid response training.
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