Joint Base Charleston FAQ

Installation Info: Zip Code: 29404, Area Code: 843, DSN: 673

A crucial link in force projection for the Air Mobility Command, the Charleston, South Carolina Air Force Base is a medium-size installation housing the 437th Airlift Wing. Team Charleston's mission is improving the global reach that makes the U.S. Air Force the most effective in the world.

On 3,500 acres within the North Charleston city limits, the base is 10 miles from downtown Charleston. As flying grew in popularity, regular air flights started in 1928 in Charleston. In 1941 the Army Air Corps took control of the field for use in anti-sunmarine missions. A clinic and the Charleston Naval Hospital provide health care.

Base recreational opportunities include: bowling; pool; sport and fitness center; aero club; youth center; and tennis courts.