Image by U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy LockImage by 20090712-c17.jpg C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 437th Airlift Wing and 315th AW at Charleston Air Force Base, SC., fly in formation over Charleston during an Army strategic brigade airdrop exercise.
Ken Burger has put together a nice column about the Air Force's large C-17 cargo planes.
Read more stories on this subject in our military topic page.In it he does a good job of explaining what the planes are, what they're capable of, and what they're up to.
Go take a read at The Post and Courier.
If you want to learn more about the C-17 crews, check out this video of Charleston-based crews conducting training missions.