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Joint Base Charleston, SC | Featured Military Space-A Air Terminal of the Week

The Air Force side of Joint Base Charleston has the Charleston Air Force Base, located in North Charleston, SC. Did you know that Joint Base Charleston offers space-a flights to and from this space-A terminal?


Several weekly flight opportunities are available to and from this terminal, to places such as Colorado Springs, CO, Joint Base MDL in NJ, NAS Key West in FL, Nellis AFB in NV just outside of Las Vegas, and more. Just last month, there was a flight to St. Croix Island with 25 seats, 23 of which were left open! Joint Base Charleston also flies to Ramstein Air Base in Germany, and Joint Base Andrews in MD. Be sure to follow our Space-A Air Terminal Availability posts to see who is flying where on the regular.


Long term parking is available, as the terminal parking only allows for up to 72 hours. Uber is also now available on base if you are flying in and need a ride. On base facilities include a Base Exchange with a food court, commissary, shoppette/gas station, a base library, golf course, and more.


Charleston, South Carolina, offers a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty. Here are some things you might enjoy doing while visiting:


  1. Explore Historic Downtown: Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets of the historic district, lined with antebellum architecture, colorful houses, and charming shops.

  2. Visit Fort Sumter: Take a ferry ride to Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. The fort offers historical exhibits and stunning views of Charleston Harbor.

  3. Visit the USS Yorktown: The USS Yorktown (CV-10) is one of the most decorated aircraft carriers of World War II. The USS Yorktown is a museum ship at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, near Charleston. Visitors can tour the ship, explore its decks, and learn about its storied history through exhibits and displays.

  4. Enjoy the Beaches: Head to nearby beaches like Folly Beach or Isle of Palms for sunbathing, swimming, surfing, or just relaxing by the ocean.

  5. Sample Lowcountry Cuisine: Indulge in Charleston's renowned culinary scene, featuring dishes like shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and Lowcountry boil. Don't miss out on trying some classic Southern barbecue either. High Cotton and Slightly North of Broad are fantastic restaurants downtown on East Bay St. to try.

  6. Take a Ghost Tour: Charleston is known for its haunted history. Join a guided ghost tour to hear spooky tales and visit historic sites with eerie pasts.

  7. Visit Waterfront Park: Relax in Waterfront Park, featuring picturesque views of the Charleston Harbor, fountains, gardens, and walking paths.

  8. Explore Museums and Galleries: Immerse yourself in Charleston's art and history by visiting museums like the Gibbes Museum of Art or the Charleston Museum.

  9. Go on a Carriage Tour: Take a guided carriage tour through the streets of Charleston for a narrated journey through the city's history and architecture.


*Note: Overseas travel via Space-A is only for Active Duty and Retirees, and occasionally spouses in specific circumstances. Please see the DoDI 4515.13  for more information on Space-A eligibility, in table 3 on page 37.


If you'd like to learn more, please follow the link to find out about Space-A flight information, reservations, contact numbers, parking, and more available in our Military Space-A Air Travel Guide. Here's a free sample: Space-A Air Free Sample. We also offer a free Space-A FAQ page, as well, for answers to your frequently asked questions.


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