Cities in Solano County Honored as Names of Military Aircraft
March 16, 2011
Seven military transport aircraft will be named in honor of the seven cities of Solano County during a ceremony Thursday at Travis Air Force Base.
The unveiling ceremony for the seven C-17 Globemaster III aircraft will commemorate the support the air base receives from Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Dixon, Benicia, Vallejo and Rio Vista, according to a U.S. Air Force news release.
Each city will be represented by its mayor or representative. Guests will include civic leaders, congressional representatives and representatives of the Air Mobility Command.
The C-17 Globemaster III has been used in combat operations, humanitarian relief and peacekeeping missions. Its ability to carry very large cargo has made it essential in deploying large-scale mechanized forces worldwide.