U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Lineberger (left), 145th Operations Group, and Col. Kevin Harkey commander of the 145th Operations Group, do a walk around check of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft prior to flight at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., April 7, 2018. The airframe and crew are on the way to the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, April 7, 2018. The airframes’ homecoming will be marked by an Arrival Ceremony. The 145th Airlift Wing (AW) was selected to transition from the C-130 Hercules aircraft to the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft 18 months ago and the airframe will carry the units airlift mission into the future. The first two aircraft, of eight to come to the 145th AW, were previously assigned to the active duty wings at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Julianne Showalter
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