JOINT BASE CHARLESTON

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome

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The Joint Base 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 movi...

History

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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 Charleston Air...

Your Host and Joint Base Mission Partners

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628th Air Base Wing ...

Arrival on Base

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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. ...

Family Resources

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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 – ...

Recreation and Attractions

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Joint Base Charleston
Framing & Engraving

100 Scarpon Lane, Building 647

JB Charleston, SC 29404........... 843-963-4936 ...

Schools

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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 is 6 years old on or before Se...

Local Area

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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 location. The ...