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C-17A S/N 95-0106
Accepted - March 25, 1997 
Assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing (AMC) and the 315th Airlift Wing (AFRC), Charleston AFB, S.C.  




The Spirit of Bob Hope pictured taxing  to Rhein-Main AFB runway 18W on
 August 1, 2001.
photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Oscar Romero                                      U.S. Navy

Aircrew members prepare "The Spirit of Bob Hope" for takeoff at Naval Air Station North Island March 2002. The C-17 moved about 80 members assigned to Helicopter Combat Search and Rescue/Special Warfare Support Special Squadron Five to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

PHOTO BY SSGT ADRIAN CADIZ                                                           USAF

Crewmembers from the USN, EP-3 Aries II aircraft involved in the March 31st accident with a Chinese F-8 aircraft are welcomed by senior military officials and civilian leaders at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. The crew arrived at Hickam AFB, HI from Anderson AB, Guam on board an USAF C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, as part of Operation VALIANT RETURN. The EP-3 crew members were detained in China for 17 days prior to being released.

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