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315th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, SC


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Great news! For your convenience, we added a button for the Air Show on our App - "2018 Air Expo". You'll find maps of parking and the flight line displays, parking & shuttle bus service. A list of performers, and soon a show schedule.

If you don't have our mobile app yet, you can download it for free from your app store. Just search 315th Airlift Wing.

And here is the static area map:

The 315th AW is supporting the Columbus Mississippi Air Show this weekend with a Charleston C-17 and the ever popular Mini C-17. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #CitizenAirmen

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Wow, that’s cool to watch!

Aerial Delivery

Watch this amazing video of a C-17 air-dropping two U.S. Navy watercraft, along with Special Boat Team 20 into the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) component Air Mobility Command C-17 aircraft area capable of strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo. #togetherwedeliver

Posted by U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) on Friday, April 20, 2018

after serving honorable 28 years on active & Reserve duty Lt. Col. Kevin McManus, 701st Airlift Wing, retired in a ceremony today before friends and family.

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We had a great time today hosting Chapman High School AF JROTC.

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Please Join us in congratulating our most recent quarterly award winners!

The 315th Airlift Wing selection boards for the Airman, Non-commissioned Officer, Senior Non-commissioned Officer, Junior Officer, Field Grade Officer and civilian selected the following winners for the calendar year 2018 first quarter award winners:

• Airman - Senior Airman Deidre Addison, 315th Force Support Squadron
• NCO – Tech. Sgt. James Knight, 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
• SNCO - Master Sgt. Tobey Housey, 315th AW
• CG Officer Capt. Justin Clark, 315th AW
• Civilian Cat I – Krica Hemmingway Moore, 315AW
• Civilian Cat II – Chris Fabel, 315th AMXS

Make sure you make plans to visit Charleston's Air Expo next Saturday. Should be a great day!

Get into the spirit of the JBC Air Expo by using our new FB profile frame today! Joint Base Charleston 🇺🇲️🇺🇲️🇺🇲️

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Here's one of the acts you can see at the Air Expo next week!

Be sure to check out the updated information about next week's JBC Air Expo. It includes some details about the family day as well. 🇺🇲️🇺🇲️🇺🇲️

From the Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds Update 2

Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds Commander/Leader, released a statement about the Thunderbirds return to flying and training operations. Stay tuned for further updates. #afthunderbirds #usaf

Posted by U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Welcome to Charleston Col. Walter!
Here's a little news article we put together about the MXG assumption of command from this past weekend.

315th MXS demonstrates the skills of our maintenance professionals to executives of Mercedes-Benz Vans, here in Charleston. The group also attended Capt. Christopher Long's pin on ceremony. (Courtesy photos)

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315th Maintenance Group assumption of command. #AirForceReserve #CitizenAirmen

315th Maintenance Group assumption of command. #AirForceReserve #CitizenAirmen

Posted by 315th Airlift Wing on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happy Anniversary to all Citizen Airmen! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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On April 4th, 2018, Major Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno, Thunderbird 4, lost his life during a routine training flight over Nevada. We were sent this link for his coin. All proceeds from the sale of this coin goes to Maj. Bagno's family.

315th Airlift Wing Leadership welcomed five new and returning honorary commanders (civilian leaders from the local community) during a Joint Base Charleston Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony today. #HonoraryCommanders #CitizenAirmen

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We had a great time today hosting Wilson High School AF JROTC.

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A touching tribute... 🇺🇲️🇺🇲️🇺🇲️

In Memory of Maj. Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno

Last week, we said goodbye to an amazing pilot, brother, son, and team member.Today, we honored the memory of Maj. Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno. You will be missed.#afthunderbirds #remember United States Air Force Air Combat Command Eglin Air Force Base 33rd Fighter Wing

Posted by U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Check out what some of our Reserve firefighters did during last month's UTA.

This is very sad news. A member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds was killed yesterday when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test Range. Our condolences to our comrade in blue and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.

During the Airman Leadership School Graduation Ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., several Airmen received awards March 29, 2018. The Levitow Award is the highest honor awarded to an ALS graduate and is given to the Airman who displays the highest level of leadership qualities during the course. ALS is a five-week course encompassing lessons in the principles of supervision and management, the importance of communication and military professionalism.

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