Air Force C-17 Crews Exhausted but Proud after Largest Airlift in US Military History

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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III pilot, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, taxis in preparation for takeoff in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 24, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen).
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However you feel about the end of the war in Afghanistan, one thing is certain: the U.S. Air Force airlifted a hell of a lot of people and supplies in and out of Kabul since Aug. 15, when the city fell to the Taliban. By the time the last C-17 took off from Kabul on Monday, 120,000 Americans, Afghans and other allies had been moved out of the city, according to the White House, all without a major aircraft mishap or accident, which is an achievement all its own considering the crowded airspace and limited air traffic control over Kabul. Read more

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Evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 23, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Isaiah Campbell) Read more

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