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Before the last C-17: So the bird may fly

Senior Airman Cody Richman, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-17 Globemaster III flying crew chief, opens the rear doors on a C-17 to allow light into the cargo bay Aug. 12, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)



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This work, Before the last C-17: So the bird may fly [Image 2 of 9], by SrA Dennis Sloan, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.12.2013

Date Posted:08.27.2013 08:41

Photo ID:1003662

VIRIN:130812-F-LR006-168

Resolution:5950x4562

Size:8.29 MB

Location:CHARLESTON, SC, USGlobe

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