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First new C-17 touches down at Stewart Tech. Sgt. Michael O'Halloran

The first C-17 Globemaster III, tail 5105, assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing touches down on Stewart International Airport's runway July 18.

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE , N.Y. - The first C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing, landed on the Stewart International Airport Runway July 18.The New York Air National Guard's 105 Airlift Wing is transitioning from the C-5A Galaxy and will eventually have eight C-17's assigned.

The C-17 made its maiden flight on Sept. 15, 1991, and the first production model was delivered to Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., June 14, 1993. The first squadron of C-17s, the 17th Airlift Squadron, was declared operationally ready Jan. 17, 1995.

The C-5A, in contrast, first flew in 1968 and the 105th Airlift Wing has operated the planes, hauling strategic cargo around the world. since 1985.

The wing will officially mark the transition from the C-5 to the C-17 with a ceremony Aug. 6.


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Date Taken:07.18.2011

Date Posted:07.18.2011 15:09

Location:STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NY, US

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