The U.S. Air Force will inactivate two C-17 squadrons over the next two years in a budget-saving move, according to new details released by Air Mobility Command Monday.
Sixteen Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs — eight from the 17th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and eight from the 10th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington — will transition from primary inventory to backup inventory, saving the Air Force about $110 million a year, an AMC news release said. That means the planes will no longer receive funding for personnel and flying hours but will continue to get necessary resources to support weapon system sustainment.
Eventually, however, the Air Force plans to transfer the aircraft to the reserve component.
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