Tests conducted with C-17 transports at undisclosed locations around the world in mid 2009 showed that the transport aircraft, via the use of better soil-and moisture-measuring tools for ground personnel, is able to operate from dramatically more semi-prepared airfields under varying weather conditions than previously cleared to do, Air Mobility Command announced Sept. 28, 2009. Here, a pallet is combat off-loaded from a C-17 at Tarin Kowt Airfield, Afghanistan, June 20, 2009.
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