Robins Museum Adds Scale Model of C-17

Along with a $20,000 donation, Boeing enhanced the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB, Ga., with a large-scale model of the C-17 transport. Mounted prominently on a plinth outside the museum’s south entrance, the 10-foot-wingspan C-17 “represents the work Robins Air Force Base does in maintaining the C-17,” said Ken Emery, museum director. Robins’ 402nd Maintenance Wing provides depot-level maintenance, engineering support, and software development for the Air Force’s Globemaster III fleet. “The C-17 Air Force-Boeing partnership is held up as an example of how it can be done,” said Gus Urzua, Boeing’s C-17 sustainment program manager, during the June 24 dedication. “Here at Warner Robins is where that partnership shines the brightest.” In the past, Boeing has donated more than $600,000 to the museum. (Robins report)