Welcome to JB Charleston, SC

Housing, Business, Community, and Relocation Information.

Joint Base Charleston (JB Charleston, JBCHS) was formed with the merger of Naval Support Activity Charleston and Charleston Air Force Base in 2010. The host unit, the 628th Air Base Wing provides crucial support to more than 50 Federal Agencies. Also, the 437th Air Wing transports equipment, supplies, and troops all over the world in their C-17 Globemaster III's. It is located in Charleston, South Carolina.

With the advent of commercial air travel in the early 1900's, the city of Charleston wanted to keep up with the times and built the Charleston Municipal Airport in 1928. Just a few years later, the airport was expanded despite the fact that the country was suffering through the Great Depression. It eventually came to be under command of the Army Air Corps, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and became Charleston Army Air Base. With the addition of military units, the field needed to grow once again to include barracks and many other facilities. NSA Charleston had its start in 1941 as an ammunition storage depot. The NSA also, was forced to expand due to war activity and saw the addition of the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Border Patrol Academy, and training for explosives, among other things. The two bases joined forced in 2009, as recommended under the Base Realignment and Closure Initiative.

The humid, subtropical climate of southern coastal South Carolina creates hot summers and cool, usually mild winters. The average temperature in summer is about 82 degrees F and is often accompanied by summer storms or tornado. In January, the average temperature is about 47 degrees. Of the 49 inches of precipitation expected throughout the year, less than an inch may fall as snow.

Local Info
North Charleston and Charleston, have a total population over 200,000 people, and are generally considered to be very pleasant cities. Smaller communities nearby within a 20-30 minute commute to the joint base, include Mt. Pleasant, Goose Creek, West Ashley, James Island, and Summerville. Average home prices in Charleston, are a bit higher than South Carolina's state average. However North Charleston is much less expensive. This is one of the oldest settlement areas in our country. New residents should find plenty to explore around town or outdoor coastal activities to enjoy.

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About DoD Housing Network

Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to JB Charleston. Whether you decide to stay on post in JB Charleston housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding JB Charleston, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice.

Feel free to browse the homes for rent and homes for sale, as well as the local businesses that work with JB Charleston inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand JB Charleston and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to JB Charleston please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to post. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.