A new military unit will serve as a ‘landlord’ for the Charleston Air Force Base. Starting in January, the Pentagon’s new “joint basing” program, the 628th Air Wing, will serve as an acting landlord for more than 50 military commands across the nation, including the Charleston Air Force Base. Some of these landlord duties include building and ground services, supply and civil engineering and public works. With this, the new air wing is expected to help prevent military job losses.
The effort will save the Pentagon millions of dollars over the next two decades through consolidations, reports the Post and Courier. In the new realignment process Air Force Colonel Martha Meeker will become Charleston’s first joint base commander.