The Alaska Air National Guard and Elmendorf AFB celebrate C-17 arrival
The "Spirit of Denali" flies over the Alaska Range June 11 en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. This C-17 Globemaster IIIs was the first of eight to be stationed at Elmendorf. The airlifters will be flown by both active duty aircrews in the 517th Airlift Squadron and by Alaska Air National Guard aircrews in the 249th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown)
Brig. Gen. Tony Hart and Col. Tom Tinsley, 176th Wing and 3rd Wing commanders, unveil the name of Elmendorf's first C-17 Globemaster III during a ceremony June 11 at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. The airlifter replaces the C-130 Hercules mission at Elmendorf and is a new platform for the Alaska Air National Guard. The C-17 Globemaster III "Spirit of Denali" touches down for the first time June 11 at its new home at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. "Spirit of Denali" is the first C-17 of eight to arrive at Elmendorf AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tinese Treadwell)
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