News>Air Force Reserve to get C-17s at Wright-Patt
A formation of C-17 Globemaster IIIs fly over the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia during low-level tactical training in December 2005. The 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, will become Air Force Reserve Command's fourth C-17 unit and second unit to be equipped with its own Globemaster III aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacob Bailey)
3/12/2010 - WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials will begin next year replacing 10 C-5 Galaxy aircraft with eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
The secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force chief of staff approved the change March 12.
The officials anticipate that the first four C-17s will arrive at the Air Force Reserve Command unit in fiscal 2011 after five of the C-5s are retired from service. They expect delivery of four more of newer aircraft in FY 2012 after the remaining C-5s are retired.
(Courtesy of Air Force Reserve Command News Service)