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Travel Bug Dog Tag The First SAC C-17

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Owner:
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Released:
Monday, 04 February 2008
Origin:
District of Columbia, United States
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Visit a cache in each of the nations involved in the SAC C-17 Program, and return to the Washington, DC area before the first real aircraft goes into service (ETA: May 2009). Please keep it away from the other two aircraft.

About This Item

A Block 17 Model

Search online to find out more about the SAC C-17 Program, along with a list of the nations involved. (Hint: at this time, there are 12 nations participating.) This TB wants to gain some international experience before it flies onboard the first mission! ****24 June Update****: The real SAC 1 is complete, and at the factory in Long Beach, CA. Time for this TB to get home!!!! Send it to Washington, DC, immediately!!! First flight is only a couple of weeks away! SAC Nations visited thus far: Hungary. Non-SAC Nations visited thus far: Austria, Germany, England, Italy ***UPDATE***: After the fob was hijacked and crashed into a hillside for fun, a good samaritan returned the dogtag from the wreckage. A new jet rolled out of the hangar, was outfitted with its special equipment, and returned to service at, of all places, one of the world's largest airports (and former air base). ***26 March 09 Update***The owner went to the "Major Join" ceremony at the Boeing factory in Long beach, CA, last week for the real SAC #1 - it looks awesome! Lets get this bug moving! The real one takes to the skies in early July! ***UPDATE - 12 AUG 09*** The real SAC #1 has been delivered to Papa, Hungary, and has flown several real-world missions across the Atlantic! Hooray! Now it's time to get the fleet back to the hangar, and this TB over to the unit at Papa. Please get SAC #1 back to the Washington, DC area as soon as possible!!!~~~UPDATE - 06 MAR 2011 - Although the due home date has come and gone, please bring the SAC fleet back to the DC area pronto!

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Dropped Off 07/03/2015 gregwhates placed it in Long Ago But 'Never Forget' Southern England, United Kingdom - 25.11 miles  Visit Log

The First SAC C-17 drop off: GC34Q2H

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 06/23/2009 gregwhates grabbed it   Visit Log

Out for a lovely stroll with out Beagle, Barney

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/11/2009 cpopertwee retrieved it from Woods Corner Southern England, United Kingdom   Visit Log

visiting best friend mel in ringwood, located this t b just as sun was setting well long ago set 2200 ish . saw dear on drive up as well as cows horse ,found the ford interesting as im a driving instructor ,.nice cache shall move travel bug on tom' during the duck/ raft at wickham square .. forgot to place this T B after the raft race has anybody seen it.

[This entry was edited by Gosport Gadabouts on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 3:47:40 PM.]

Discovered It 06/03/2009 Aerodyme discovered it   Visit Log

Didn't have anything to swap so simply discovered this.
Cheers!

Dropped Off 05/31/2009 sunnytummy placed it in Woods Corner Southern England, United Kingdom - 193.84 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 05/24/2009 sunnytummy grabbed it   Visit Log

Actually found it at cache 'Alban Arthan by nicjonz & geozaki (GC1MM6F) (South Wales, UK)'. I guess somebody hasn't updated... Will try to get to an airport, but I'm afraid we've missed your deadline :-( Maybe a new mission? Or do you still want to visit the 12 countries??

Retrieve It from a Cache 03/29/2009 paperazzi retrieved it from Bob Smithy - A waymarker North West England, United Kingdom   Visit Log

Going to try and take it to Wales, can't take it anywhere further soon.

Dropped Off 03/01/2009 theboltonwomble placed it in Bob Smithy - A waymarker North West England, United Kingdom - 531.74 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 12/14/2008 theboltonwomble retrieved it from Frankfurt Airport - StopOver - TB/GC-Hotel Hessen, Germany   Visit Log

Took the TB from Frankfurt and will drop it in a cache near Manchester Airport, UK, in the hope it has a better chance of getting to its next country, nice TB. Will move it on soon.

Discovered It 12/12/2008 BuZZbKa discovered it   Visit Log

Just a quick note to owner. This trackable still in the cache and is waiting for departure!

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