Task Force created to recommend improvements for snow and ice removal from airfield

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JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Joint Base Charleston has partnered with the Charleston County Aviation Authority to create a Task Force charged with reviewing lessons learned and the emergency response plan for the runways and taxiways shared by the base and Charleston International Airport concerning potential weather-related events.

The Task Force will convene next week on the base and provide recommendations to the Joint Base Commander and Aviation Authority CEO to enhance established emergency response plans.

After the recent extreme weather, both agencies realized the need to establish the Task Force charged with reviewing current procedures in an effort to incorporate any lessons learned to emergency plans for future weather-related events.

Joint Base Charleston owns and maintains the runways that are shared between the base, the Aviation Authority and Boeing. Existing agreements ensure that the Air Force maintains the airfield in order to ensure military readiness. The Task Force will identify opportunities to alleviate impacts to civil aircraft operations during inclement weather.

Continued collaboration between Joint Base Charleston and the Aviation Authority will provide better response procedures to future weather incidents. As always, we thank the Charleston community for their support, patience and understanding following this historic winter storm.

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