Monday, March 11, 2013
Joint Base Charleston cancels Air Expo, originally scheduled for early June.
Joint Base Charleston officials have cancelled this year's Air Expo due to the mandatory and drastic cuts to defense spending known as sequestration, according to a press release issued Monday. The Air Expo was originally scheduled for early June. "The decision to cancel our Air Expo was made shortly after we were informed the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds had cancelled their performance schedule as a consequence of sequestration," said Col. Richard McComb, Joint Base Charleston commander. "We value the patriotism and support of our community, but in light of our current fiscal challenges, commanders at all levels must make sound decisions to use resources wisely." Before sequestration had been triggered, Joint Base officials had worked …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The 14th Airlift Squadron returns to Joint Base Charleston-Air Base.
By Staff Sgt. Anthony Hyatt Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs More than 100 Airmen from the 14th Airlift Squadron returned home from a 120-day deployment to Southwest Asia March 3, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base. Family members and co-workers gathered on the flight-line in the chilly March weather to be re-united with their loved ones and fellow Airmen. While deployed, the 14th AS Airmen served under the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron supporting overseas contingency operations. "The Pelicans have done it again," said Lt. Col. Joseph Meyer, 14th AS commander, who served as the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron commander. "'Safe mission execution' was the watchword and the professional Airmen of the 14th AS performed …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Shields preparing for upcoming role in 'Army Wives.'
Col. Richard McComb, 628th Air Base Wing commander (left), Col. Trevor Nitz, 437th Operations Group commander, and Col. Darren Hartford, 437th Airlift Wing commander (right), welcome actress Brooke Shields to Joint Base Charleston-Air Base during her visit Feb. 22, 2013. Shields was at JB Charleston preparing for her upcoming role on the TV series Army Wives.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Cookies needed now through Dec. 4.
Joint Base Charleston Spouses Club is conducting their annual Operation Cookie Drop. They are in need of home baked cookies, packaged cookies and other goodies listed on the flier that will be delivered to the deployed military of the Charleston Community. Drop off locations are:
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Ceremony held at the Naval Health Clinic on Friday.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Naval Health Clinic on Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station hosted a 237th Navy Birthday Ceremony on Friday. According to Naval History and Heritage Command, the Continental Navy was founded on Oct. 13, 1775. Two armed vessels were commissioned in search of ships supplying the British Army. Don't miss a headline! Like Goose Creek Patch on Facebook!
Friday, October 5, 2012
Joint Base Charleston will have change of command Friday.
A formal change of command ceremony will take place Friday for the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, according to WBTV. Col. Darren Hartford will resume command, previously held by Col. Erik Hansen, who has commanded the wing since May 2011. Hansen is transferring to Headquarters U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. The TV news station reported Col. Hartford currently serves as the assistant director of operations at Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, Ill. Click here to read more. According to the base's factsheets, the 437th has 57 assigned C-17A Globemaster III aircraft and provides a significant portion of Air Mobility Command's Global Reach airlift capability.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Joint Commission and Navy Medical Inspector General visited last week.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Release, Navy Health Clinic Charleston: JOINT BASE CHARLESTON — From Aug. 7 through 9, Naval Health Clinic Charleston successfully underwent inspections by the Navy Medical Inspector General (IG) and the Joint Commission to ensure that the clinic is providing quality health care to all beneficiaries. The Joint Commission surveys health care facilities throughout the nation to ensure that safety and quality of care standards are being met while supporting performance improvement with targeted recommendations. NHC Charleston is assessed every three years and this on-site survey is an important part of the reaccreditation process. "The survey team told us repeatedly how impressed they were with the competence and professionalism of our staff…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
"It's great to have these women here as a support group."
ABC News 4's Natalie Caula visited the latest meeting of Compass, a local support program for Navy spouses. "I love my husband and I love being a supportive wife, but there are times where we want to break down and we want to be sad and its great to have these women here as a support group," said Celeste Winters. Watch Caula's report at ABC News 4. The next three-day class is scheduled for July 17-19. Navy spouses can register at the website. Compass is also looking for volunteers to help with the program, including mentors, food angels and administrative help. Mentors have to be Navy spouses of at least three years and have been through a deployment. They'll also go through a Compass class and mentor training. Don't miss a headline. Like…
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Congressman shares support, encouragement at graduation ceremony.
Rep. Tim Scott (R-Charleston) told graduates at the Nuclear Power School on Friday that he needed their help. "Now that you men and women know how to deal with toxic challenges, I need you to come to Washington, D.C., because we have a lot of toxic situations that cause me great concern," he said, to laughter. Scott was the guest speaker at the graduation of 409 sailors at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. The officers and enlistees have spent the past 24 weeks in the classroom, learning about the Navy's nuclear power program. The next step before service on a submarine involves an additional 24 weeks at the Nuclear Power Training Unit, where students receive hands-on lessons on Navy submarines out of service at Joint Base …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Goose Creek facility suffers "catastrophic power outage."
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Weekend storms have wiped out power at the Naval Health Clinic Charleston. The facility suffered a "catastrophic power outage" that will keep the main clinic and the dental clinic closed until Wednesday. Maintenance crews continue to assess and repair this substantial disruption of power and phone service, according to a statement. "We implemented our normal emergency procedures when this event occurred," said Lt. Cmdr. Rich Gilliard, director for administration for the clinic. "Because we plan and practice for unfortunate circumstances such as this, we were able to quickly roll out a well-defined response plan to assure the safety of our patients." Important information from the clinic: