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OUR HISTORY

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C-17A S/N 00-0172
 
Acceptance date - March 22, 2001
 
McChord's 22nd  factory delivered C-17A
Transferred  to Elmendorf AFB, AK in 2007
 
 
 
PHOTO BY BOB FERGUSON                                                                       FRONTIERS MAGAZINE/ BOEING
The "Spirit of the Cascades" on the Charleston AFB, S.C. ramp.
 
PHOTO BY BOB FERGUSON                                                                       FRONTIERS MAGAZINE/ BOEING

Crews check over -0172 after a Southwest Asia mission during Operation Enduring Freedom. Beginning in January 2003, most of the C-17ís assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing from McChord were deployed  to Charleston AFB to support Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

 
 

Ground crews at a forward-deployed location load  C-17 Globemaster III 00-0172 with Meals Ready to Eat for troops deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Feb. 27

 
Photo by Airman 1st C Isaac G. L. Freeman                                              USAF

C-17 -0172 and other Globemaster IIIs from the 62nd & 437th AW's await orders to load and launch on March 26, 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at an undisclosed location. 

 
   Photo by Axel Juengerich                           A.Juengerich-airliners.net
00-0172 landing at Rhein-Main Germany February 13, 2003
 
photo by Senior Airman Matthew Hannen                                                            US AIR FORCE

Tech. Sgt. John Zistl gives a thumbs up after marshaling a C-17A -0172 to its parking spot at an operating location in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Nov. 28. Two 62nd aw C-17s delivered 34,000 humanitarian daily rations (HDR) Dec. 2, which brought the total number of HDRs delivered to 2.1 million. 

 
Photo by Master Sgt. Keith Reed                                                                      U.S. AIR FORCE

Aerial port airmen load C-130 Hercules propellers onto a 60-k loader at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The airmen uploaded the props onto C-17A -0172, which then airlifted the cargo to a base in the Middle East. The base's loading ramp, the domain of the 723rd Air Mobility Squadron, has seen a 60-percent increase in aircraft during the past year.  

 
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