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Headquartered at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., the 437th Airlift Wing provides a significant portion of Air Mobility Command's Global Reach airlift capability. The precise, flexible and responsive air mobility capability provided by the wing backs U.S. resolve and promotes worldwide stability.

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The 437th Operations Group provides combat-ready C-17A aircrews, mission support personnel and processes for 55 assigned aircraft to meet White House, Department of State and Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed global deployment, employment and resupply of Department of Defense and allied forces via air land and airdrop operations. The 437th OG also conducts worldwide emergency nuclear, aero medical, humanitarian and combat airlift operations. It is the only C-17A unit with a CJCS-directed 24-hour special operations low level II alert requirement in support of U.S. special operations forces.

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Col. Lamantagne
Col. Jimmy Canlas 
Col. Jimmy Canlas
Vice Commander
Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Hughes  
CMSgt. Shawn Hughes
Command Chief

437th Airlift Wing leadership commands the base's premier active-duty flying wing. The wing flies and maintains one of the largest fleets of C-17 aircraft in the Air Force. The wing is comprised of the 437th Operations Group, the 437th Maintenance Group and a wing staff element. The wing conducts operations in close coordination with Joint Base Charleston's premier reserve flying wing - the 315th Airlift Wing.
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The 437th Maintenance Group is responsible for maintaining 55 C-17 aircraft valued at $11.1 billion through a workforce of four squadrons comprised of 1,800 military and civilian personnel supporting Department of Defense tactical airdrop, worldwide airlift and aeromedical evacuation support. Additionally, the group oversees a budget of $32 million and develops long-range logistics support for Joint Base Charleston's flying activities.

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