U.S. C-17s And C-5Ms Heavily Tasked For Middle East Airlifts

U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17

U.S. Air Force personnel load cargo on a C-17 in the Middle East on Oct. 30, 2022.

Credit: U.S. Air Force
The surge of military aid to Israel and related movement of air defenses to U.S. bases in the Middle East has meant a tasking of American airlift that at its peak surpassed the requirements of other recent high-profile missions. They include the huge airlift out of Afghanistan and movement of...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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