Joint Base Charleston

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102 E Hill Blvd
Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404
(843) 963-1110


Joint Base Charleston is a United States military facility located partly in the City of North Charleston, South Carolina and partly in the City of Goose Creek, South Carolina. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 628th Air Base Wing, Air Mobility Command (AMC). The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force Charleston Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Support Activity Charleston, which were merged on 1 October 2010.

A joint civil-military airport, JB Charleston shares runways with Charleston International Airport for commercial airlines operations on the south side of the airfield and general aviation aircraft operations on the east side.

Charleston Air Force Base
A joint civil-military airport, Charleston Air Force Base today shares its runways with Charleston International Airport for commercial airline aircraft operations on the south side of the airfield and general aviation aircraft operations on the east side. The 437th Airlift Wing (437 AW) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC) and the 315th Airlift Wing (315 AW) of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) operate the C-17A Globemaster III from the base. The installation has also in the past maintained an alert site for rotational Air Combat Command (ACC) and ACC-gained Air National Guard fighter-interceptor aircraft.

Naval Weapons Station
Naval Support Activity Charleston, originally designated Naval Weapons Station Charleston, is ascites of Goose Creek and Hanahan South Carolina. The base encompasses more than 17,000 acres (69 km²) of land with 10,000 acres of forest and wetlands, 16-plus miles of waterfront, four deep-water piers, 38.2 miles of railroad and 292 miles of road. The current workforce (military/civil service/contractor) numbers more than 11,000 with an additional 3,600 people in on-base family housing. Under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s recommendations, the Air Force is to jointly manage Naval Weapons Station Charleston and Charleston Air Force Base as Joint Base Charleston.

Naval Health Clinic Charleston
Naval Health Clinic Charleston is located in the 188,000 square foot John G. Feder Joint Ambulatory Care Clinic located on the Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station. NHCC provides a wide range of services including a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) certified Medical Home Port program for family practice, pediatrics and internal medicine patients; dermatology; ophthalmology; ambulatory non-interventional cardiology; physical therapy; optometry; and a wide variety of wellness programs. The clinic provides primary, specialty, ancillary and occupational health services for more than 17,000 enrolled beneficiaries


Gate and Hours

Main Gate: 05:00-21:00
Rivers Gate: 24/7
Hunley Gate: 24/7
Commissary Gate: Out only Monday-Friday 09:00-20:00

Quick Reference

Chaplain and Religious Services
107 Arthur Drive
(843) 963-2536

Dining Facility
Gaylor Dining Facility
211 Davis Drive, Bldg 468
(843) 963-3590

Education Center
101 W. Hill Blvd
(843) 963-4575

Equal Opportunity
205 South Davis Drive, Bldg 246 1st Floor
(843) 963-3662

Family Advocacy Program
204 W. Hill Drive
(843) 963-6972

Military & Family Readiness
1005 Jefferson Ave
(843) 963-8883

Public Affairs
1 Combat Camera Squadron:
209 South Davis Dr, Bldg 241
(843) 963-3454

628 Air Base Wing:
103 N. Graves Ave. Bldg 302
(843) 963-5608

437 Airlift Wing:
102 E. Hill Blvd Rm 223
(843) 963-4175

315 Airlift Wing
218 N Bates Ste 111
(843) 963-2034

Fire Emergency Service
103 S. Bates
(843) 963-3777

Finance Office
102 N. Davis Drive
(843) 963-3715

Housing Management Office
Air Force:
101 North Davis Drive
(843) 963-3858

Naval Weapons Station
2316 Red Bank Road, Suite 100

102 E. Hill Blvd
(843) 963-5502

Post Office
Cross County Branch:
7075 Cross County Rd
North Charleston Branch:
6401 Rivers Ave

Base Surroundings

Fort Sumter National Monument
1214 Middle St,
Charleston, SC 29482
(843) 883-3123

Charleston Museum
360 Meeting St,
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-2996

Middleton Place
4300 Ashley River Road,
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 556-6020

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
90 Hasell St,
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-1090

McLeod Plantation Historic Site
325 Country Club Dr,
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-9514

Riley Waterfront Park
1 Vendue Range, Concord Street,
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-7327

Battery & White Point Gardens
East Battery & Murray Blvd,
Charleston, SC 29401

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

Name Level Name Phone
437th Aerial Port Squadron 437th (843) 963-3058
Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 437th (843) 963-4594
Airlift Wing 437th (843) 963-5497
Maintenance Operations Squadron 437th (843) 963-2344
Maintenance Squadron 437th (843) 963-4646
Operations Support Squadron 437th (843) 963-2156
628th Air Base Wing 628th (843) 963-3434
Civil Engineering Squadron 628th (843) 963-5005
Communications Squadron 628th (843) 963-3507
Comptroller Squadron 628th (843) 963-3507
Contracting Squadron 628th (843) 963-4734
Force Support Squadron 628th (843) 963-3821
Logistics Readiness Squadron 628th (843) 963-4888
Medical Group 628th (843) 963-6797
Security Forces Squadron 628th (843) 963-3614
Base Operator Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-4406
Appointments (Central Desk) Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-6880
Certified Teen Babysitters (Ages 13-17) Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-5684
Child Development Center Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-4366
Dental Appointments/Sick Call Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-6842
Education Center Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-4575
FAMCAMP Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-5270 ext: 5271
Family Child Care Program Air Facility Charleston (843) 767-2134
Family Practice Clinic Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-6790
Health & Wellness Center (HAWC) Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-4007
Hospital–Charleston AFB Family Practice Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-6790
Housing Office (CAFB) Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-3859
Lodging Office Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-3806 ext: 5529
School Liaison Officer Air Facility Charleston (843) 963-7231
Personal Financial Management Airman & Family Readiness Center (843) 963-5448
Relocation Assistance Program Airman & Family Readiness Center (843) 963-5783
Employment /Transition Assistance Airman & Family Readiness Center (843) 963-4406
Loan Closet/Airman's Attic Airman & Family Readiness Center (843) 963-4408
Housing Office Housing (843) 963-3859
Barracks/Single Service Member Housing Housing (843) 963-3858
Housing Welcome Center Housing (843) 963-3858
Education Center Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-4575
Express Gas Station/Class Six Store Joint Base Charleston (843) 207-0615
Barber Shop At The Charleston Club Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-3920
Beauty/Barber Shops Joint Base Charleston (843) 552-0812
Tricare Health Benefits Advisor Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-6706
Chapel Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-2536
Child Care Community Resource Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-4366
Child Development Center Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-4366
Civilian Personnel Office Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-4501
Commissary Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-5695
Dental Appointments/Sick Call Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-6675
Deployment Support Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-5630
Air Force Aid Society Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-4414
Air Force Aid Society Joint Base Charleston (843) 963-4406