On Tuesday, Nov. 14, a group from my local MOAA chapter was given a guided tour of one of the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift Wing at Thompson Air National Guard Field adjacent to the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. We got a close-up look at the first C-17 assigned to an Air National Guard unit, aircraft #0007, which joined the 172nd in 2003. It is one of nine C-17s assigned to the 172nd. Besides the officers of the chapter, two spouses and my granddaughter joined us to see this magnificent aircraft.
|Serenity standing in the cavernous cargo bay only about 1/4 of the way down it.
[Faces deliberately obscured.]
|And seated in the right-seat in the cockpit.