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C-5A Galaxy 70-0461 departs from the runway September 7, 2017, at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. 0461 is the last C-5A in the Air Force and is destined for the boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. where it is set to retire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Hanna N. Smith) Last C-5A flight brings nostalgia back for crew
An unmistakable sound echoed across the sky above Westover Sept. 7 – for the last time.With a growl and whine so familiar to residents and the base populace here for 30 years, it was the final takeoff for C-5A Galaxy 70-0461, the last remaining A-model built 47 years ago and delivered to the Air Force from Lockheed.Aboard the Air Force’s sole
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