Joint Base Charleston will be awarded a $3.8 million grant for infrastructure dedicated to “High Altitude Airdrop Mission Support” by September 2021. It will be constructed on Charleston’s Air Force Base, according to the Department of Defense. This will train covert airmen to skydive from 20,000 feet. Technicians are trained to provide in-flight operational and physiological support to aircrew, ground personnel, and Special Ops forces completing jumps which were initially conducted in Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, based out of Florida, awarded the contract for the new mission support center.