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Published October 19, 2010, 12:00 AM

Col. Rick Gibney


The 119th Wing commander Col. Rick Gibney, takes a close look at the cockpit of a C-27J Spartan aircraft after it lands Oct. 15, at Hector International Airport upon completion of a familiarization tour being conducted by L-3 Platform Integration, Alenia North America, and the companies' joint venture, Global Military Aircraft Systems, at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D. The familiarization tour is to help unit members of the North Dakota Air National Guard get acquainted with their future aircraft and planned mission transition scheduled to begin in 2013. The media is also invited to the NDANG to take a look at the new aircraft. The C-27J is a mid-range, multifunctional and interoperable aircraft able to perform logistical re-supply medical evacuation, troop movement, airdrop operations, humanitarian assistance and homeland security missions for the U.S. Air Force. The C-27J is essential to the U.S. Air Force's ability to provide on-demand transport of time-sensitive/mission-critical cargo and key personnel to forward deployed uni
Read the article: C-27J Spartan Visit a Success at the North Dakota Air National Guard