Having both the Air Force and Army operate C-27J transport aircraft offers the most value to the joint force of all the options reviewed concerning the C-27’s role in intratheater airlift, states the Pentagon’s 2009 Quadrennial Roles and Missions Review Report, issued Jan. 29, 2009. Here, the first C-27 destined for the Army after landing in Waco, Tex., Aug. 14, 2008. The Army took delivery of this aircraft in September 2008.
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