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C-17A S/N 01-0193
Accepted -  December 12, 2002 
Assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing (AMC) and the 315th Airlift Wing (AFRC), Charleston AFB, S.C.  





Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche (right) and others watch with U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond (in wheelchair) as the 100th C-17 Globemaster III to roll of the assembly line is christened the "Spirit of Strom Thurmond" during a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Dec. 12. The dedication commemorated the senator's 100th birthday. Thurmond, an Army combat veteran of World War II, has been a U.S. senator for 48 years and is a member of the Senate Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs committees.


Sen. Strom Thurmond (seated in wheel chair) passes through an Air Force Honor Guard cordon during a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.,

photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Hannen                                                                    U.S. Air Force

The C-17 Globemaster III  “The Sprit of Strom Thurman” is pictured after delivering key ground capability to secure the Haditha Dam on the Euphrates River.

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