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315th Airlift Wing History: 2000 +

315th Airlift Wing

315th Airlift Wing

Exceptionally meritorious service by the Wing was again recognized on November 27, 2000. 

The 315th AW was awarded the AFOUA for outstanding performance from September 1, 1998 to August 31, 2000.

An important and monumental milestone was achieved on December 12 as the 100th C-17 Globemaster III rolled off Boeing’s production line in Long Beach, Calif.  In ceremonies at Andrews AFB in Maryland, this particular aircraft was christened the Spirit of Strom Thurmond in honor of Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.  The senator is a strong supporter of the military during his many years in Congress and he himself had just turned 100 years old on December 2.