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The journey home: Final US Air Force C-17 takes inaugural flight

Tech Sgt. Mike Morris, 437th Airlift Wing loadmaster, looks out a port window during the final U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, P-223, flight from Long Beach, Calif., to Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 12, 2013. More than 20 years ago the first C-17 was delivered to what was then known as Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., with retired Chief Master Sgt. Bob Morris onboard as the lead loadmaster, Tech Sgt. Mike Morris’ father. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)



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This work, The journey home: Final US Air Force C-17 takes inaugural flight [Image 4 of 26], by SrA Dennis Sloan, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.12.2013

Date Posted:09.13.2013 15:55

Photo ID:1017645

VIRIN:130912-F-LR006-134

Resolution:5917x4134

Size:6.42 MB

Location:CHARLESTON, SC, USGlobe

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