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  • Reservists fly in 10th Annual Salute From the Shore

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 315st Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston flew a C-17 Globemaster III down the coast of South Carolina, July 4, 2019, as part of the 10th Annual Salute from the Shore. Along with the C-17 flown by the 315 AW from Joint Base Charleston, Marine Aircraft Group 31 from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort flew F/A-18C Hornets down the coast in formation.
  • Reserve & Active Airmen team up at Palmetto Challenge

    Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 315th Airlift Wing, along with their active duty counterparts assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and 628th Air Base Wing from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, participated in the Palmetto Challenge, May 21-23 at Pope Army Air Field Field, North Carolina.
  • New chapter for the 911th Airlift Wing

    The 911th Airlift Wing is undergoing an aircraft conversion switching from the C-130 Hercules to a much a larger cargo aircraft in the C-17 Globemaster III. As of this week, three out of the eight C-17s assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing will be stationed at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania. The rest of the aircraft are to arrive over the next few months.
  • Training for any mission, any environment

    More than 40 Citizen Airmen from the 154th Wing, 313th Airlift Squadron and 624th Regional Support Group conducted joint aeromedical staging and aerial port training here March 3 in order to build relationships and train for future real-world missions. The event was a collaborative effort between the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve focused on both enroute patient care and staging, and cargo preparation and loading.
  • 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. The C-17 Globmaster III touched down in Cucuta, just a mile and a half from the Venezuelan border and was met by Colombian President Ivan Duquemarquez and Vice President Marta Lucia-Ramirez.
  • Reservists refuel, train with KC-46

    Team McChord performed an aerial refueling in the C-17 Globemaster III during a series of special missions to train KC-46 Pegasus aircrew Jan. 29 through Feb. 1, for the first time ever. With Boeing Field just up the road from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the blended aircrew from Team McChord performed an aerial refueling in the C-17 Globemaster III during a series of special missions to train KC-46 aircrew.
  • Reservists 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.
  • Aid delivered: 1 weekend, 3 countries, nearly 130K people helped

    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.
  • Airlift unit tests mettle in joint Patriot Palm exercise

    A 315th Airlift Wing unit finished its most recent joint-service training exercise Jan. 29 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.
  • Reservists deliver humanitarian aid to Guatemala

    Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston delivered nearly 8,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Guatemala City yesterday. The mission, part of a standard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft training mission, delivered the donated supplies consisting of firefighting and rescue equipment to the people of Guatemala. The relief missions are part of ongoing efforts by the 315th Airlift Wing to utilize flight training hours to provide humanitarian relief to countries in need, while also providing mandated training for C-17 aircrew members.
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