Global reach, global power

A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the fllightline at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. Airmen from McChord AFB provide airlift and aeromedical evacuation in support of the war on terrorism and other contingencies around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman)

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the fllightline. Airmen from McChord provide airlift and aeromedical evacuation in support of the Global War on Terror and other contingencies around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman)

A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the fllightline at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. Each day, hundreds of McChord AFB Airmen support the global airlift mission from locations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman)

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the fllightline Jan. 12. Each day, hundreds of McChord's Airmen support the global airlift mission from locations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman)

A C-17 Globemaster III is towed into a hangar using an MB-2 aircraft tow tractor Jan. 26 for a home station inspection at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. Airmen from McChord AFB provide airlift and aeromedical evacuation in support of the war on terrorism and other contingencies around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman)

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- A C-17 Globemaster III is towed into a hangar using an MB-2 aircraft tow tractor Jan. 26 for a home station inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman)

A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the fllightline Jan. 12 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. Each day, hundreds of McChord AFB Airmen support the global airlift mission from locations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman)

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the fllightline Jan. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman)