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49th and final C-17 delivered to Lewis-McChord

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III delivered Wednesday is the 49th and final C-17 to be based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III delivered Wednesday is the 49th and final C-17 to be based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Its first two C-17 were delivered in 1999.

The $200 million cargo plane is built at Boeing's plant in Long Beach, Calif.

The News Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/YJ8Y7H) Boeing has only three more C-17s to deliver to fulfill its Air Force contract for 224 of the jets.

Boeing also has delivered 32 of the jets to international customers.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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