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When Maj. Jamie Turner is not serving in uniform as a Reservist in the 317th Airlift Squadron flying C-17 Globemaster IIs, or as a FedEx pilot as a civilian, she represents the Air Force in triathlons around the world. Turner was recently selected with a hand full of other athletes to represent the United States at the 19th Annual CISM World Military Championship August 2017 in Warendorf, Germany. The competition, sponsored by the Conseil International du Sports Militaire, is held every four years, in the spirit of the Olympics. (Courtesy Photo)
Charleston Reservist earns spot at World triathlon championships
Maj. Jamie Turner’s passion is flying jets, both in as a Reservist in the 317th Airlift Squadron flying C-17 Globemaster IIs, and as a FedEx pilot as a civilian. But there is something else she is equally passionate about –competing in triathlons. Turner was among the six athletes selected to represent the United States at the 19th Annual CISM World Military Championship August 2017 in Warendorf, Germany. The competition, sponsored by the Conseil International du Sports Militaire, is held every four years, in the spirit of the Olympics.
0 6/23
2017
About 1,600 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division packed 18 C-17 Globemaster IIIs from Joint Base Charleston, S.C. en-route to a a Fort Bragg, N.C. airdrop May 25.
 (U.S. Air Force Photo / Master Sgt, Shane Ellis) Carolina skies turn grey during large formation exercise
Aircrews from the 315th and 437th Airlift Wings took off the morning of May 25, from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, in 18 C-17 Globemaster IIIs as part of a large formation exercise over Carolina skies. Exercise Bonny Jack was a joint service exercise with about 1,600 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
0 5/31
2017
(from left) Lt. Col. John Robinson, 315th Operations Group commander, watches Maj. Hamilton Underwood, the units commander, unravel the 4th CCTS colors during a unit reactivation and assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., May 5. The 4th CTCS, which was formally assigned to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., deactivated in July 2015, but was reactivated and relocated to the 315 AW due to mission need. (U.S.Air Force Photo by Michael Dukes) 4th CTCS activates as part of 315th Airlift Wing
The 4th Combat Camera Squadron was officially reactivated today in the Yonkie Auditorium at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, under the 315th Airlift Wing, and Maj. Hamilton Underwood assumed the helm of the specialized Reserve unit.
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2017
U.S. Marines watch for enemy activity during an urban clear exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 2-16 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016. MCAGCC conducts relevant live-fire combined arms, urban operations, and joint/coalition level integration training that promote operational forces' readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steven A. Ortiz) 4th CTCS Reservists win big in media contest
Two Reservists with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at Joint Base Charleston recently earned top honors in the 2016 Air Force Media Contest as well as third place honors in the Department of Defense level competition.
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2017
Senior Airman Micheal Thomas, 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group guardian angel, provides armed overwatch for contractors and air advisors performing maintenance on an Afghan Air Force MD-530 Light Attack Helicopter, April 16, 2017, at Kandahar Air Wing, Afghanistan. Thomas is deployed with other Citizen Airmen from the 507th Security Forces Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa) Reserve defenders keep watch
A group of Citizen Airmen from the 507th Security Forces Squadron here deployed March 31 to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, to support the Afghan Air Force in their fight against insurgents in support of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.
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2017
Hellion Raptor drivers receive a 1,000-hour patch for achieving that milestone in the F-22 Raptor. Citizen Airmen provide fifth-gen capability on a budget
Citizen Airmen provide the nation with combat power at a reduced price with increased experience and greater longevity; and they’ve been doing it since the beginning of total force integration.
0 3/03
2017
Senior Airman Brandy Hill of the 465th Air Refueling Squadron hugs her son Lukas following a deployment Feb. 19, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. More than 90 Reservists deployed in December 2016 in support of air operations at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, against the Islamic State group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Tinker Reservists return from fueling the fight
More than 90 Citizen Airmen and four KC-135R Stratotankers from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here returned home Feb. 17 and 19 after supporting deployed air operations against the Islamic State group at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Reservists provided air refueling support to U.S. and coalition forces operating in U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility for Operation Inherent Resolve from Dec. 13, 2016, to Feb. 16.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Gordon Grooms, a reservist from the 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, greets his son at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., upon return from a four-month deployment Feb. 8, 2017. Approximately 50 wing reservists were welcomed home by friends, family members and fellow Airmen on the Patrick AFB flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Rescue Airmen return from Afghanistan deployment
Approximately 50 reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing returned to Patrick from Afghanistan Feb. 8 after providing personnel recovery support to ongoing operations for the last four months.
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2017
Senior Airman Harlan Smith, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron kisses his daughter and embraces his girlfriend prior to departing for a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Smith joined 93 other Citizen Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma who deployed prior to the holiday December 13, 2016.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Maj. Jon Quinlan) Tinker Citizen Airmen Deploy to Turkey
Ninety-Four Citizen Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here departed for a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey to support Operation Inherent Resolve with KC-135R Stratotanker air refueling support. The group of Reserve Airmen, made up of a mix of operations group and maintenance group professionals is one of the largest groups to leave
0 1/03
2017
Capt. Anthony Bianchi, 62nd Operations Support Squadron executive officer, and Josh T. Chan, Husky Athletic Bands and Spirits Squads program coordinator, work to get the C-17 Globemaster III flyover timed perfectly for the University of Washington pre-game Veterans Day salute Nov. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jason Waggoner) Flyover magic unveiled
There is a lot of coordination that goes into a flyover, and recently the 446th Airlift Wing performed one for the University of Washington Huskies football game Saturday. Right on cue, as the last verse of the national anthem was sung, the C-17 hit its timing mark and made the audience roar with excitement seeing the aircraft fly from end zone to end zone at Husky Stadium.
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