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Download full resolution image New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brian Burns prepares nose area  of C-17 Tail Number 10188, formerly assigned to Charlestown Air Force Base, for  painting  with 105th Airlift Wing  markings on Wednesday, October 10.

New Planes at 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburg-- New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brian Burns prepares the nose area of C-17 Tail Number 10188, formerly assigned to Joint Base Charleston , for painting with 105th Airlift Wing markings on Wednesday, October 10.The plane, the second of two extended range C-17s, arrived at the base on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The new planes can fly over 6,000 miles before refueling instead of the 4,000 a standard C-17 can fly. This makes the wing more flexible in responding to missions, said Col Timothy LaBarge, the commander of the 105th.

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