Formation Of C-17s Light Up The Night Sky Like You've Never Seen

Just because low-flying C-17s can drop their cargo under the cover of night does not mean they won't come under attack from heat-seeking missiles. Being one of most highly defended aircraft in the world, its defenses can include popping flares and clouds of infrared energy. It can even shoot lasers directly at the… » 9/27/14 5:02pm 9/27/14 5:02pm

All Systems Are Go for This C-17 Pilot's Night of Iraqi Relief Flights

The U.S. Air Force and its allies have been regularly dropping humanitarian aid packages in support of towns and communities besieged by ISIS. On August 31st a USAF photographer captured this stunning image of Capt. Erica Stooksbury, of the the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepping her C-17 Globemaster for a… » 9/03/14 3:00pm 9/03/14 3:00pm

Air Force Flies From Washington To Antarctica To Rescue Sick Worker

If you're wondering about the cost of this medical evacuation, think high. And then probably think a bit higher. Flying 4,600 miles from Washington State to Antarctica, the C-17 cargo plane dodged ash-clouds and strapped on night-vision goggles to pick up the poorly contractor and drop him off at a hospital in New… » 7/05/11 12:00pm 7/05/11 12:00pm