Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said Feb. 18, 2010, during AFA's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando that the recently completed Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study "reconfirms we have more strategic airlift tails than we need. He advocates that Congress stop pushing C-17 production and let the service retire the poorest performing C-5s. Here, a U.S. Air Force C-17 drops supplies outside Forward Operating Base Golestan in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2009, to support forward-deployed US marines.
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