June 19, 2012

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Air Force photograph by A1C Ashlee Galloway

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen – known as the “Candy Bomber” for his actions during the Berlin Airlift – sits in front of the C-17 aircrew Training center, which was renamed in his honor during a June 15, 2012, ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Halvorsen flew C-47 and C-54 cargo aircraft during the Berlin Airlift and dropped candy attached to parachutes to the German children below.




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