About the C-17 Globemaster III
The C-17 Globemaster III, is fast, flexible and effective. The ultimate measure of airlift effectiveness is how quickly the aircraft can get a combat force close to a potential battle area. The C-17 is capable of rapid, strategic troop and cargo delivery to main operating bases or directly to forward bases. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions as well as transporting litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations.