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ALZ repairs complete
December 9, 2016
Members of the construction crew watch as the first C-17 Globemaster III lands on the North Auxiliary runway in North, South Carolina Dec. 8, 2016 following a six-month runway construction project. The runway, originally constructed of asphalt, was beginning to deteriorate. Approximately 21,000 tons of asphalt was repurposed as a foundation below the new concrete.

Training detachment prepares future C-17 maintainers
November 29, 2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kristian Grajales, 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 5 initial skills training instructor, teaches hazardous materials and environmental safety to students Nov. 22, 2016, at joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. The 373rd TRS Det. 5 is responsible for C-17 Globemaster III initial skills crew chief training (Type 3), Advanced skills technical training (Type 4), International training, the only U.S. Air Force C-17 Trainer Development Team for crew chiefs.

Welcome home
November 5, 2016
Staff Sgt. Theodore Clever III, of the 15th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, reunites with his children upon returning home from a deployment to southwest Asia Nov. 2, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Members of the 14th and 16th Airlift Squadrons returned as well. The 437th AW commands the base's premier active-duty flying wing. The wing flies and maintains one of the largest fleets of C-17 aircraft in the Air Force, providing a significant portion of Air Mobility Command’s Global Reach airlift capability.

Aircraft return from Hurricane Matthew evacuation
October 11, 2016
Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, marshals in the first C-17 Globemaster III returning to Joint Base Charleston on Oct. 11 after evacuating for Hurricane Matthew. Many of the aircraft continued to perform various world-wide missions from their evacuated locations.

C-17 gains valuable training through integration at Red Flag 16-3
July 22, 2016
Captain Scott Levin, 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., pilot, prepares a C-17 on the runway during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 20, 2016. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving multiple military branches conducting training operations on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)