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The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 carries forward the name of two previous piston-engined military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II. The C-17 commonly performs strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop duties. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_C-17_Globemaster_III)

The video contains footages from Joint Operational Access Exercise 13-01 performed at Fort Bragg/ Pope Army Air Field, North Carolina and Fort Polk, Louisiana. JOAX is a two week exercise to prepare the US Army and Air Force to respond to worldwide crisis and contingencies. The joint effort includes the United States Army, Air Force, and others. It tests the capabilities of the military to tactfully insert troops and cargo onto a drop zone and protect from mock enemy fire. Video by Brandi Hansen | 1st Combat Camera Squadron

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