709th AS 60025 C-5M Model
Fly with the 709th AS 60025 in this hand crafted C-5M Model. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece that will always be treasured.
Length- 18 inches
The 709th Airlift Squadron is part of the 512th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
The squadron was first activated during World War II as the 709th Bombardment Squadron. After training in the United States, it deployed to the European Theater, where it engaged in the strategic bombing campaign against Germany. After V-E Day, it returned to the United States, where it was inactivated in the fall of 1945.
The squadron was briefly activated in the reserves from 1947 to 1949. In 1973, the squadron was redesignated the 709th Military Airlift Squadron and activated at Dover as a reserve associate unit of the 436th Military Airlift Wing. Its reservists operated the 436th’s C-5s alongside members of the regular Air Force.
Since 1973 the squadron has trained for and flown airlift missions with the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, It also participates in military exercises and global humanitarian and contingency operations.