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C-17A S/N 98-0054
Acceptance date - September 18, 1999
McChord's 3rd  factory delivered C-17A
Transferred  to Altus AFB

Air Mobility Rodeo 2000. 


C-17A -0054 pictured during Rodeo 2000 at Pope AFB while competing with the 62d AW in the assault landing competition.

C-17's first Artic landing.

C-17A -0054 flown by members from the 7th Airlift Squadron, sits on the sea-ice parking ramp at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, after touching down for the first time Oct. 15, 1998. A first for the C-17, this is part of validation tests for future Antarctic missions.


Maintainers apply heat to the landing gear and engines to prevent the components from  freezing.
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