Officials and visitors at Dover AFB, Del., broke ground on a new C-17 training facility and celebrated the expected arrival of the aircraft. Dover is getting a new $5.6 million state-of-the-art training facility that will feature a new full-motion C-17 aircraft simulator from Boeing’s St. Louis factory, said Capt. Scott McAuliffe, Air Force project manager for the facility. The simulator will help ease the transition from C-5s to C-17s. The Air Force plans to send nine of Dover’s 27 C-5s to other bases, making way for 13 new C-17s slated for arrival in summer 2007.
These are the complete remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Reagan National Defense Forum, Dec. 3, 2022, in Simi Valley, Calif.