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452d Air Mobility Wing (452d AMW)

March AFB

 

s/n 97-0043

c/n P-43

"Spirit of Los Angeles"

 

The United States Air Force's 452d Air Mobility Wing (452d AMW) is an Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) air mobility unit located at March ARB, California. It is operationally gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC).

 

The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft manufactured by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. The C-17 is operated by the United States Air Force, the British Royal Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, and the Canadian Forces, while NATO and Qatar have placed orders for the airlifter.

 

The C-17 Globemaster III is used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward bases anywhere in the world. It has the ability to rapidly deploy a combat unit to a potential battle area and sustain it with on-going supplies. The C-17 is also capable of performing tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions. The aircraft carries on the name of two previous United States military cargo aircraft, the C-74 Globemaster and the C-124 Globemaster II.

 

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Taken on July 24, 2009