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Air Force workhorse cargo jet logs 2 million hours

The C-17 Air Force cargo jet that has been flying since early 1990s has now logged more than 2 million hours of flight time.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The C-17 Air Force cargo jet that has been flying since early 1990s has now logged more than 2 million hours of flight time.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Monday the milestone was reached last month.

Fifty-nine of the jets are stationed at Joint Base Charleston. That's about a fourth of the Air Force's fleet of the jets.

It took 16 years to reach 1 million hours but only a few more years to surpass 2 million. That's because of the increased number of flights to southwest Asia to support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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