C-17 Globemaster III

Largest Distinguished Flying Cross ceremony in Decades honors 51 Airmen for heroic efforts during Operation Allies Refuge

Despite the dangerous conditions, crews successfully landed their aircraft without lighting and executed mission maneuvers to minimize time on the… Read More

2 months ago

C-17 Globemaster III crew planned and executed demo within 24 hours

A C-17 Globemaster III crew from the 97th Airlift Squadron was given less than 24 hours to plan and execute… Read More

4 months ago

USAF wants to replicate Heavy Airlift Wing model in Africa using C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft

To help with humanitarian missions, the USAF plans to call on a collection of African nations to pool funds to… Read More

4 months ago

Travis Air Force Base Airmen reflect on Operation Allies Refuge, the largest non-combatant evacuation operational in US history, One Year Later

Team Travis deployed eight C-17 Globemaster IIIs, seven KC-10 Extenders and one C-5M Super Galaxy, moving a total of 10,310… Read More

6 months ago

‘C-17 Crew did nothing to cause the deaths of Afghan civilians who tried to cling to the jet,’ USAF Investigation says

Civilians who had breached the airport’s perimeter desperate to leave the country, swarmed the C-17 after it landed at Hamid… Read More

8 months ago

Watch a huge C-17 Globemaster III taking off from a very short runway after it landed at too-small airport instead of landing at MacDill AFB

On Jul. 20, 2012, a huge USAF C-17 Globemaster III bound for MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, landed a tad… Read More

9 months ago

Airman gets married in the cargo hold of a USAF C-17 Globemaster III airlifter

On Oct. 19, 2021 USAF Tech. Sgt. Johnathen Guzik and his fiancée Angela married in the cargo hold of a… Read More

1 year ago

C-17A #90-0534 is the first Globemaster III to clock more than 25,000 flight hours

As a global workhorse used to support military transport, airdrop, medivac and disaster relief missions, the C-17 Globemaster III fleet… Read More

1 year ago

The story Reach 806, the C-17 that during Operation Allies Refuge landed in Kabul without normal runway lighting

“I could hardly see the landing zone until we were on approach. The brightness of the surrounding city made it… Read More

1 year ago

USAF is surging use of C-5s in order to give C-17 Crews, Aircraft a Break After Torrid Pace of Afghanistan Withdrawal

Air Mobility Command is surging its use of C-5 Galaxy airlifters in order to give its C-17 aircraft and crews… Read More

1 year ago

James Bond is a naval officer. Now Daniel Craig is too. But the only 007 actor to actually have served in the Royal Navy was Able Seaman Sean Connery.

Even though Daniel Craig has been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy – matching the on-screen rank of… Read More

1 year ago

With last American Soldier boarding a C-17 Afghanistan Withdrawal is Officially Complete after 20 Years of War

Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the US Army 82nd Airborne Division, has been the final American service member to… Read More

1 year ago

‘We took off with 270 children, and we landed with 271.’ C-17 crew helped to deliver a baby aboard a Globemaster III carrying Afghans evacuated from Kabul

“Someone said, ‘we took off with 270 children, and we landed with 271,” Lt. Col. Wesley Adams, C-17 Globemaster III… Read More

1 year ago

A skinny person can find some space inside the wheel well of a C-17 cargo aircraft but would die within minutes from takeoff. Here’s why.

There is actually some, very narrow space between the inner wheel and the front bogey of the C-17 where a… Read More

1 year ago

Correction: USAF C-17 Reach 871 safely evacuated 823 (not “only” 640) Afghan citizens from Kabul. 183 children were also aboard.

Reach 871, a USAF C-17 Globemaster III, safely transported 823 Afghan citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 15,… Read More

1 year ago

A detailed analysis of the ongoing Kabul evacuation: the aircraft involved, those that have been abandoned and the US Navy F/A-18E/Fs flying top cover (via Pakistan)

The air-bridge from Kabul is meanwhile something like in 'full swing', so let's try to put together an overview of… Read More

1 year ago