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  • New DoD policy bars GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

    Deployed service members are going to have to ditch their "geolocation devices" in response to a new memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.This includes physical fitness aids, applications in phones that track locations, and other devices and apps that pinpoint and track the

  • Hornets supportive of Charleston Reservist's deployment

    When Charleston Reservist Staff Sgt. Della Creech was given the opportunity to work as an HR co-op for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets she was thrilled. But midway through her co-op, the then special handling joint inspector with the 81st Aerial Port Squadron, here, was tasked with a Middle East

  • Air Force announces change to deployments

    The Air Force announced another milestone under the chief of staff’s number two focus area: Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams.Airmen deploying on individual taskings will now deploy in teams of three or more. This move will provide mutual support during the entire deployment continuum. This

  • Hundreds welcome 560th RED HORSE Airmen home

    During the warm evening hours of Nov. 3, hundreds of eager family members and friends anxiously awaited for the arrival of more than 90 Citizen Airmen returning from a long deployment in the Middle East. The Airmen, assigned to the 560th RED HORSE Squadron, here, deployed together.

  • APS sharpens skills through training

    A group of 19 Aerial Port personnel from the 38th Aerial Port Squadron board a C-17 on cool brisk morning at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. The destination is a short flight to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, home of the Air Transportation Proficiency Center and Deployment Readiness Training. The

  • Local Charleston Church feeds deploying Airmen

    Airmen from the 315th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron enjoyed a pizza luncheon Jan. 6, 2017 at Joint Base Charleston. A Charleston area church provided the pizza, which is a show of support for deploying Airmen and led by the 315th AW Chaplaincy Service.

  • Streamlined program for preparing deployers saves time, improves readiness

    In order to more efficiently prepare Airmen slated for deployment in the coming months, Joint Base Charleston’s 315th Logistics Readiness Squadron tested a training program here during Unit Training Assembly, Jan. 5 and 6, 2017. The 315th is serving as a testbed for the new Expeditionary Readiness

  • AF streamlines expeditionary readiness training

    Air Force officials announced the creation of a new streamlined Expeditionary Readiness Program governance construct that replaces the current tiered predeployment training model.The updated program is designed to ensure expeditionary readiness training is relevant, effective, timely, synchronized,