C-17 crews make record airdrop

October 17th, 2007  

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C-17 crews make record airdrop
by Staff Sgt. Trevor Tiernan
U.S. CENTAF Combat Correspondent Team

10/16/2007 - BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Two C-17 Globemaster III crews marked an historic highpoint Oct. 11 as they completed one of the largest single airdrops in Afghanistan since Operation Enduring Freedom began.

Airmen from the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron from Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, dropped 62 bundles of cargo, weighing more than 85,000 pounds, over the Paktika province in southeastern Afghanistan.

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