Joint Base Charleston
Charleston, SC 29404, USA

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Welcome

The Joint Base (JB) Charleston community encompasses approximately 23,000 active-duty, Reserve and civilian personnel across its Air Base and Weapons Station. Joint basing has been the stepping-stone to make Charleston a joint logistics, transportation and engineering hub and the worldwide leader in moving people, vehicles, munitions and supplies via

History

Charleston Air Force Base got its start in the 1900s as a local airfield. As interest spiked in aviation due to Charles Lindbergh’s crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, the city of Charleston began operating a small airfield 10 miles from the city limits. The city created the

Your Host and Joint Base Mission Partners

628th Air Base Wing The 628th Air Base Wing provides installation support to approximately 67 DOD and federal agencies, serving a total force of more than 90,000 Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, family members and retirees on both Joint Base Charleston – Air Base and Weapons Station.

Arrival on Base

Airports Charleston International Airport serves the tri-county area and is adjacent to Joint Base Charleston. In fact, the base and airport share runways. There are no military shuttles or mass transit services from the airport to the base. Rental cars are available on-site. Commercial transportation by taxi is available

Family Resources

Child Development Centers Air Base 843-963-4366 1654 E. Jackson Drive, Building 227 Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404 Weapons Station 843-794-7408 Von Steuben Street, Building 1693 Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, SC 29445 Our Child Development Centers are certified by the DOD and nationally accredited by the National Associatio

Recreation and Attractions

Joint Base Charleston Framing and Engraving 101 Scarton Lane, Building 647 JB Charleston, SC 29404 843-963-1936 Specialists in custom framing and engraving, the shop’s trained and experienced staff will assist you in choosing the molding, matting and layout for your framed item. There are hundreds of frames and mat

Schools

South Carolina law requires children ages 5 to 17 to enroll in school. All children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 must enroll in kindergarten unless the parent or legal guardian signs an official waiver, which is available at local schools. Any child who

Local Area

Joint Base Charleston – Air Base is within the city limits of North Charleston. Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station is on the west bank of the Cooper River in the cities of Goose Creek and Hanahan. Downtown Charleston is about a 35-minute drive to the south from either

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437 AW crew provides Maria relief within hours

Story by A1C Megan Munoz on 10/02/2017 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. The mission provided the islands with

Joint team delivers relief in Maria aftermath

Story by A1C Megan Munoz on 09/29/2017 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. The mission to St. Croix was one

Fellowship over food: Dorm dinner creates sense of community

Story by SSgt William OBrien on 09/01/2017 The First Sergeants Council and Joint Base Charleston Chaplains Office hosted a dinner for dormitory residents in the courtyard outside the dorms Aug. 30, 2017. Dorm dinners are scheduled to be held quarterly and are hosted by different base agencies designed to hel
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