Lockheed Martin completed C-5M upgrade and redelivered the 23rd Super Galaxy airlifter from its facility at Marietta Georgia on Nov. 4, the company announced. The former C-5B, tail number 87-0034, was ferried to Stewart ANGB, N.Y., for interior refit and trim work before delivery to its operational unit at Travis AFB, Calif., states the release. Dover AFB, Del., received its 18th and final Super Galaxy this spring, and the latest airframe will be the fifth C-5M slated for Travis, according to the company. The Air Force awarded Lockheed a follow-on contract early this summer to upgrade several more C-5s with new avionics, engine, and reliability improvement to bring the Super Galaxy fleet to a total of 52 converted airframes.
Changes are coming this year for Airmen taking professional military education (PME) distance learning courses. Closer interactions with facilitators, a revised capstone course, and more feedback on test performance are meant to improve the overall experience for distance learning students, who often include members of the Air National Guard.