Charleston’s Naval Weapons Station is in the process of “marrying”(that is, permanently joining with) its neighbor, the Charleston Air Force Base.The Naval Weapons Station is the primary shipper of military equipment to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Captain Glen Little Commands the Weapons Station. He says sure, it’s a big change. “It is a big change, but it’s preceding smoothly to the benefit of the Charleston area and the state. We’ll become Joint Base Charleston, tighter entwined, and what we refer to as Team Charleston.
Commander Little says the installations are separated by nine miles geographically but that won’t stop them from working together. “But we will combine services and command structure. All the different missions will continue. I have more than 40 mission tenants at the Station alone which perform various missions.”
Little says the base may soon be the home of an undetermined number of construction jobs as new Defense Department funding is used to fortify and enlarge buildings at the station.