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C-17A S/N 06-6159
 
Accepted December 18, 2006 
 
Assigned to the 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMC)
Travis AFB, CA  
 
 

             PHOTO BY Staff. Sgt. Candy Knight                                                                                     U.S. Air Force

  Staff Sgt. Randy Karels marshals in Travis' newest C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 20, 2006. Nicknamed the "Spirit of the Golden Gate," the aircraft was piloted by Maj. Gen. Allan Poulin, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander. Sergeant Karels is one of the aircraft's crew chiefs and is assigned to the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

 

             PHOTO BY Staff. Sgt. Candy Knight                                                                                     U.S. Air Force

Brig. Gen. Thomas Gisler Jr, 349th Air Mobility Wing commander, speaks to the crowd during an arrival ceremony for Travis' newest C-17, nicknamed the "Spirit of the Golden Gate." Maj. Gen. Allan Poulin, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, (left), and Col. Steve Arquiette, 60th Air Mobility Wing, also provided comments. General Poulin piloted the aircraft and was accompanied by members of the 301st Airlift Squadron. Gen Glisler was the Commander of McChord's 446th AW from 2000-2003, Col Arquiette, 60th AMW Commander was the Director of Staff, and Vice Wing Commander of McChord's 62d AW from 2005-2006.

 

             PHOTO BY Staff. Sgt. Candy Knight                                                                                     U.S. Air Force

Maj. Gen. Allan Poulin, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, present the "Spirit of the Golden Gate" aircraft key to Tech Sgt. Daniel Taylor, 945th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Staff Sgt. Randy Karels, 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during the arrival ceremony Dec. 20. The sergeants are the aircraft's crew chiefs.

 
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