JOINT BASE CHARLESTON
Charleston, SC 29404, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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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 Association

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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Keeping JB CHS on target

Story by SSgt Andrea Salazar on 12/02/2016 Every Airman is in the profession of arms regardless of job specification. Airmen fire weapons in preparation for deployments, permanent change of station moves or annual training. Airmen qualify under the careful supervision of CATM instructors. They engage targets at various distances and

Memorial service honors military working dog

Story by Amn Megan Munoz on 12/01/2016 Akim, a Belgian Malinois, deployed six times and participated several missions supporting the president, first lady and vice president of the United States. Akim also served the U.S. Secret Service as an explosive detection dog before retiring in 2014. "Belgian Malinois are like

628th CES disposes of Civil War-era cannonballs

Story by SSgt Andrea Salazar on 11/30/2016 It is the responsibility of the military to dispose of all military ordnance. When ordnance are found off base, local bomb squads are usually the ones called to the scene, but once it's determined to be belong to the military, they turn the
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