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2:22 am on Monday June 18, 2012

Reconstruction, closure of Charleston International Airport's main runway starts today

Image by Flickr user Official U.S. Air ForceThe much anticipated nine-month rebuilding of the Charleston International Airport's main runway is expected to finally start today. It was originally expected to begin March 1, then April 1, and then "...
10:34 am on Sunday April 8, 2012

Some perspective on Joint Base Charleston cost cutting

With a hope of cost savings, Joint Base Charleston is the child of the merger of Charleston Air Force Base and the Naval Weapons Station during the past few years — but the hoped for cost savings hasn't been reached and more cuts are coming. Up to...
1:13 am on Friday March 30, 2012

Extension, closure of Charleston International Airport's main runway put on hold, again

Image by Flickr user Official U.S. Air ForceThe much anticipated nine-month rebuilding of the Charleston International Airport's has been pushed back once again. It was originally expected to begin March 1, then April 1, and is now slated to be "...
5:19 am on Tuesday February 21, 2012

Remaking of Charleston International Airport's main runway put on hold

Image by Flickr user Official U.S. Air Force Updates are at the bottom: As the nine-month rebuilding of the Charleston International Airport's main runway approaches early next year, concerns over the landing of planes have grown larger. Not only...
12:30 am on Saturday November 5, 2011

As costs cut nationwide, 147 jobs trimmed at Charleston Air Force Base

147 civilian positions at the Charleston Air Force Base are being trimmed from the books as part of a nation-wide trimming of Department of Defense costs. But leaders are putting a it's-not-so-bad spin, notting that 97 jobs are vacant and that the...
10:00 am on Monday June 20, 2011

Main runway at Charleston Air Force Base, CHS International to be rebuilt

Image by Flickr user Official U.S. Air ForceBeginning later this year or in early 2012, Charleston Air Force Base's main runway will be rebuilt at a tune of $50 million. The runway shares the landing strip with Charleston International Airport, so...
11:15 am on Thursday June 2, 2011

L.I.M.E. presents: A Historical Perspective of Food in South Carolina

Image by Flickr user lamoixL.I.M.E. (Local. Impromptu. Moveable. Evening.), an underground dining experience created by local chef Renata Dos Santos, is partnering with the Charging Charlie Alumni Association for a very special dinner on Saturday,...
2:26 am on Sunday April 10, 2011

Planes, explosions, and sweat: Video and photos from the Charleston Air Expo 2011

Image by Flickr user montwerx Surprisingly not an alarming view, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was re-enacted on Saturday.Update April 10, post-coverage: In spite of the record heat some 80,000 turned out for the Charleston Air Expo to see...
4:39 am on Tuesday August 31, 2010

Charleston AFB demolishing over 700 old houses

Image by Flickr user USACE Europe District The Charleston AFB will construct larger, modern houses to accommodate airmen and their families.In an effort to privatize ts military housing, the Charleston Air Force Base plans to demolish at least 726...
3:16 am on Friday April 16, 2010

Engine inspection

Image by Air Force photo/James Bowman Senior Airman Reginald Camp inspects the inlet and exhaust of a C-17 engine on November 13, 2009 at the Charleston Air Force Base U.S.

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