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First @USAFReserve base receives C5M.

First @USAFReserve base receives C5M.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- The saying “history repeats itself” has become all too familiar to the 433rd Airlift Wing, as hundreds of Airmen and distinguished guests gathered along the flightline here June 17 to welcome the wing’s first C-5M Super Galaxy, named “The City of San Antonio.” The move makes the 433rd AW the first and only Air Force Reserve wing to receive Lockheed Martin’s modernized strategic airlifter. Almost 32 years ago, a similar crowd gathered at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, as the wing, then the 433rd Tactical Airlift Wing, welcomed its predecessor, the first C-5A Galaxy, also named The City of San Antonio, into the Air Force Reserve Command’s inventory. “This is a remarkable day for the 433rd Airlift Wing,” said Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., the Fourth Air Force commander, who piloted the aircraft to Lackland. “The opportunity to ...

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