North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven, followed by Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, N.D. adjutant general, step out of a C-27J upon completion of a familiarization flight over North Dakota Oct. 15. The flight is part of a C-27J familiarization tour being conducted at the North Dakota Air National Guard by L-3 Platform Integration, Alenia North America, and the companies' joint venture, Global Military Aircraft Systems (GMAS). The flight originated and finished at the North Dakota Air National Guard, 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 units.
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