Third of 5 new C-17s arrives at Air Force base

  • Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 12:01 a.m., Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012 11:58 a.m.

The third of five new C-17s for the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston arrived Thursday. The aircraft flew in from Long Beach, Calif., touching down in the late afternoon.

The delivery brings to 60 the number of C-17s assigned to the wing at Charleston Air Force Base.

The new plane was flown by Gen. Gary North, the commander of Pacific Air Forces, Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the base said.

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