Moseley’s Gold

The new Air Force Chief of Staff has glowing words for USAF’s newest airlifter, the C-17: It has proved “its worth in gold” in both the global war on terrorism and humanitarian relief. At Hickam AFB, Hawaii, where he held a recent general officers “call” for Pacific Air Forces, Gen. T. Michael Moseley was equally sanguine about the plan to station C-17s in Hawaii: It’s “going to be money for us.” He says the Hawaiian C-17s will enable US Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command far greater flexibility in the Pacific theater. Hickam is slated to receive eight C-17s from February to September 2006. The active duty 15th Airlift Wing and Air National Guard 154th Wing will jointly operate the aircraft.