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Three C-17s made a brief stop in Kingman last week

KINGMAN - Three C-17 military aircraft arrived and departed Wednesday at the Kingman Airport as part of a training exercise, according to Robert Riley, director of economic development for the Kingman Airport Authority.

"We know they came from Albuquerque but we have no other information on the training," said Riley. "This was a first for the airport."

Made by Boeing, the C-17 is a high-wing, four-engine, T-tailed military-transport aircraft.

The C-17 can carry large equipment, supplies and troops directly to small airfields in harsh terrain anywhere in the world day or night, according to Boeing's website.

The C-17 has delivered cargo in every worldwide operation since the 1990s, according to Boeing, and its ability to fly long distances and land in remote airfields in rough, land-locked regions makes it an ideal transporter for military, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.

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