The wing assembly and forward, center, and aft fuselage sections of the first C-17 aircraft destined for NATO’s strategic airlift consortium were joined during a ceremony at Boeing’s final assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif., March 13, 2009. Here, Hungarian Defense Minister Imre Szekeres, whose country will host NATO’s three C-17s, drives a ceremonial rivet into the C-17.
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