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Charleston base gets new C-17 transport

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JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Air Force's 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston is getting another new C-17 Globemaster transport plane.

The aircraft is being flown in Thursday from Long Beach, Calif., by Gen. Paul J. Selva, commander of the Air Mobility Command based at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Gen. Selva is being accompanied by Col. Albert Miller, the 437th wing's vice commander.

The delivery marks the first of the final three aircraft scheduled for delivery to the Air Force.

C-17s deliver troops and all types of cargo to bases in difficult landing zones in all types of deployment regions. C-17s also can perform airlift and airdrop missions and carry patients during medical evacuations.

There are 51 C-17s assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing.

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