00-0185 is flown by The 517th Airlift Squadron (517 AS) which is part of the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.
Meanwhile, after arriving late in the afternoon on Friday 21 July – see Blog post below – fellow USAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III 05-5153 was photographed departing Rockhampton Airport on Saturday 22 July for Pago Pago but as “Trek 40”.
Of interest, and like the other C-17s to visit Rocky over the last few days, 05-5153 is flown by the 535th Airlift Squadron which is part of the 15th Wing (15 WG) based at Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam, Hawaii. The wing reports directly to the commander, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). It also wears the insignia of the 154th Wing (154 WG) which is a unit of the Hawaii Air National Guard, which is also stationed at Hickam Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam. If activated to federal service, the Wing is gained by Pacific Air Forces.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotters 'IAD' and Daniel B for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
Photos taken by 'IAD' and Daniel Bishop ©