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A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft sits on the flight line at North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, as it is prepped for one of its first missions with the 145th Airlift Wing, July 9, 2018. The flight carried members of the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft sits on the flight line at North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, as it is prepped for one of its first missions with the 145th Airlift Wing, July 9, 2018. The flight carried members of the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

Airmen from the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron load medical equipment aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, at North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

Airmen from the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron load medical equipment aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, at North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft sits on the flight line as it is prepped to transport Airmen and equipment from the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft sits on the flight line as it is prepped to transport Airmen and equipment from the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Aaron Rankin (middle) and Airman 1st Class Sylvia Bannister (right), members of the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, prep a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to transport aeromedical evacuation equipment from North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Aaron Rankin (middle) and Airman 1st Class Sylvia Bannister (right), members of the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, prep a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to transport aeromedical evacuation equipment from North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

Airmen from the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron load medical equipment aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, for transport from North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

Airmen from the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron load medical equipment aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, for transport from North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kiara Rivera Cortes, 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, checks medical equipment aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft prior to takeoff at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, for transport to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kiara Rivera Cortes, 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, checks medical equipment aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft prior to takeoff at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, for transport to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Lisa Reeves (left) and Tech. Sgt. Joshua Albertin, members of the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, attach important medical equipment to a North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III prior to taking off from North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, for transport to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Lisa Reeves (left) and Tech. Sgt. Joshua Albertin, members of the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, attach important medical equipment to a North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III prior to taking off from North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, for transport to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

The American flag hangs from the roof a North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III, while members of the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepare for takeoff in the background at North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, for a flight to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

The American flag hangs from the roof a North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III, while members of the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepare for takeoff in the background at North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, for a flight to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, for a training exercise, July 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- The North Carolina Air National Guard began flying C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in April. One of the first missions was to transport personnel and equipment from the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, based at Charlotte Air National Guard Base, North Carolina, to a training exercise at Volk Field, Wisconsin.

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