Edwards AFB Open House 2006
C-17 Globemaster III

The C-17 Globemaster first flew on September 15, 1991 and the first production aircraft entered USAF service in June of 1993. The first unit for the C-17, the 17th Airlift Squadron was declared operationally ready in January of 1995. Since then, the C-17 has flown over 1 million operational hours and maintains an incredible efficiency record. While fighters and bombers are the airplanes that receive most of the attention, the cargo aircraft are what keep the supplies coming and the troops fed.

Edwards AFB Open House, 2006 Index


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