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Tails 05-5147 and 05-5148 make history

Two parking chocks sit on display during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. In 2018, two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. During the ceremony, plaques were unveiled to identify the aircraft and its aircrew who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Two parking chocks sit on display during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. In 2018, two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. During the ceremony, plaques were unveiled to identify the aircraft and its aircrew who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

The Hickam Honor Guard presents the colors during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. The ceremony recognized two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, and their crewmembers who participated in bringing home 55 service members killed in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

The Hickam Honor Guard presents the colors during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. The ceremony recognized two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, and their crewmembers who participated in bringing home 55 service members killed in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Col. Halsey Burks, 15th Wing commander, talks about the significance of the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned 55 service members killed in the Korean War to the U.S. during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. The ceremony recognized the two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, and their aircrews who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Col. Halsey Burks, 15th Wing commander, talks about the significance of the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned 55 service members killed in the Korean War to the U.S. during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. The ceremony recognized the two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, and their aircrews who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Audience members listen to Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019.  In 2018 two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. Currently, there are about 7,700 U.S. soldiers listed as missing from the Korean War and about 5,300 of the remains are believed to still be in North Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Audience members listen to Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. In 2018 two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. Currently, there are about 7,700 U.S. soldiers listed as missing from the Korean War and about 5,300 of the remains are believed to still be in North Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, talks about the importance of the aircrews’ actions during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. During the ceremony two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, were presented with plaques detailing their participation in the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, talks about the importance of the aircrews’ actions during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. During the ceremony two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, were presented with plaques detailing their participation in the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Aircrew members listen to Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. During the ceremony, aircrew members were recognized for their roles in the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Aircrew members listen to Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. During the ceremony, aircrew members were recognized for their roles in the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Two parking chocks sit on display during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. In 2018, two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. During the ceremony, plaques were unveiled to identify the aircraft and its aircrew who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Tails 05-5147 and 05-5148 make history

Two parking chocks sit on display during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. In 2018, two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. During the ceremony, plaques were unveiled to identify the aircraft and its aircrew who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Two parking chocks sit on display during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. In 2018, two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. During the ceremony, plaques were unveiled to identify the aircraft and its aircrew who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

The Hickam Honor Guard presents the colors during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. The ceremony recognized two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, and their crewmembers who participated in bringing home 55 service members killed in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

The Hickam Honor Guard presents the colors during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. The ceremony recognized two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, and their crewmembers who participated in bringing home 55 service members killed in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Col. Halsey Burks, 15th Wing commander, talks about the significance of the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned 55 service members killed in the Korean War to the U.S. during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. The ceremony recognized the two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, and their aircrews who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Col. Halsey Burks, 15th Wing commander, talks about the significance of the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned 55 service members killed in the Korean War to the U.S. during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. The ceremony recognized the two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, and their aircrews who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Audience members listen to Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019.  In 2018 two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. Currently, there are about 7,700 U.S. soldiers listed as missing from the Korean War and about 5,300 of the remains are believed to still be in North Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Audience members listen to Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. In 2018 two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. Currently, there are about 7,700 U.S. soldiers listed as missing from the Korean War and about 5,300 of the remains are believed to still be in North Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, talks about the importance of the aircrews’ actions during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. During the ceremony two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, were presented with plaques detailing their participation in the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, talks about the importance of the aircrews’ actions during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. During the ceremony two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, were presented with plaques detailing their participation in the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Aircrew members listen to Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. During the ceremony, aircrew members were recognized for their roles in the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Aircrew members listen to Gen. Michael A. Minihan, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief of staff, during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. During the ceremony, aircrew members were recognized for their roles in the 2018 Honorable Carry mission that returned the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Two parking chocks sit on display during the North Korea Aircraft Commemorative Plaque Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2019. In 2018, two C-17 Globemaster IIIs, tail numbers 05-5147 and 05-5148, carried the remains of 55 American soldiers killed in the Korean War. During the ceremony, plaques were unveiled to identify the aircraft and its aircrew who participated in bringing home the fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)