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The 628th Air Base Wing provides installation support to more than 60 DOD and federal agencies, serving a total force of more than 90,000 airmen, sailors, soldiers, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, family members and retirees across four installations, including the air base and the weapons station.

The wing supports Joint Base Charleston’s airfield, sharing two intersecting runways with Charleston International Airport. The primary runway is 9,000 feet long, and the intersecting runway is 7,000 feet long. The base maintains the two runways, most of the taxiways, and security and crash rescue response for all flights.

The wing is comprised of two operational groups and a wing staff directorate. The 628th Mission Support Group provides programs, policies, services and facilities in support of the 628th Air Base Wing and its mission partners. The multiservice mission for Joint Base Charleston consists of communication, contracting, supply, transportation, logistical support, civil engineering, personnel, security, law enforcement, family support, and morale, welfare and recreation services.

The 628th Medical Group provides quality managed health care for eligible beneficiaries and ensures wing personnel are medically prepared for deployments.

Wing staff includes agencies that directly support the wing commander and the installation.


The 437th Airlift Wing is Joint Base Charleston’s premier active-duty flying wing. The wing’s mission is to safely provide precise, reliable airlift worldwide. The wing commands assigned airlift and supporting units to maintain assigned C-17A aircraft; to load and unload passengers, out-sized equipment and bulk cargo; and for aeromedical evacuation. The wing also trains and executes the only C-17A special operations capability in the Air Force. In addition to its substantial airdrop and special operations commitments, the wing’s missions range from supporting U.S. embassies to supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters. The wing also supports the Denton Program, which provides space-available transportation to nonprofit organizations, providing humanitarian cargo to more than 11 countries.


One of the primary missions of the 315th Airlift Wing is to prepare, equip and train reserve airmen to be a source of augmentation for their active-duty counterparts in the 437th Airlift Wing. This augmentation includes rapid response to natural disaster relief because of the expansion of the Air Force strategic mission and aeromedical airlift capabilities.

Additionally, the wing performs a wide range of peacetime missions and, as part of Team Charleston, integrates with the 437th Airlift Wing to provide support for Air Mobility Command taskings.


Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston ensures the security, good order, discipline and safety of adjudged and pretrial prisoners. The brig also aims to retrain and restore personnel to honorable service or prepare prisoners for return to civilian life as productive citizens. When directed, the brig also detains enemy combatants in accordance with guidance from the president via the secretary of defense.


The Naval Nuclear Power Training Command prepares safe and trusted naval nuclear operators ready for follow-on prototype training and, ultimately, service in the fleet. The command’s Nuclear Field A School provides fundamental rate training for future nuclear machinist’s mates, electrician’s mates and electronic technicians. The command’s Nuclear Power School trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.


The Nuclear Power Training Unit is a technical school that trains enlisted sailors, officers, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory civilians and Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory civilians for shipboard nuclear power plant operation and maintenance of surface ships and submarines in the U.S. nuclear navy.


Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic meets the nation’s demands for uninterrupted vigilance, fail-safe cybersecurity, adaptive response and engineering excellence by delivering secure, integrated and innovative solutions to many naval, joint and national agencies. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic designs, acquires, engineers and sustains the systems, sensor connections, cyber network infrastructures and knowledge management services to ensure reliable information is available to only those who need it, where and when it is needed.


The 841st Transportation Battalion’s mission is to deploy and conduct surface deployment and redeployment distribution and water terminal operations to support and sustain the war fighter. The battalion is responsible for DOD cargo on commercial vessels from the port of Savannah, Georgia, to Maine along the Atlantic coast. The battalion conducts documentation support and port clearance and loads, unloads and onward-moves cargo that comes via the ocean and goes out via rail or truck. By doing so, the battalion helps missions around the globe to get critical supplies and equipment.

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