Charleston to get second new C-17

Photo Source: US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Marie Brown
Photo Source: US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Marie Brown
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck hands the keys to Col. John Wood after delivering the newest C-17A to the 437th Airlift Wing. Photo Source: US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Marie Brown
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck hands the keys to Col. John Wood after delivering the newest C-17A to the 437th Airlift Wing. Photo Source: US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Marie Brown

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The second of five new C-17 Globemaster III planes being acquired by the Air Force is scheduled to arrive at Joint Base Charleston December 9.

The aircraft will be flown in from Long Beach, Calif., by Lt. Gen. Allen Peck, the commander of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.  Accompanying General Peck on the flight will be Col. Brian Robinson, the 437th Airlift Wing vice commander.

The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift service.  It is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in deployment areas.

This delivery will bring the number of C-17's assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing to 58.

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