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HAW delivers BOWST to RAF Mildenhall

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, lands at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The HAW came to RAF Midenhall to deliver the Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, lands at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The HAW came to RAF Midenhall to deliver the Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

Civilians with the 727th Air Mobility Squadron offload the Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer from a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST trains boom operators for real-world operations while saving money and flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

Civilians with the 727th Air Mobility Squadron offload the Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer from a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST trains boom operators for real-world operations while saving money and flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, delivers the Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer to RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The trainer allows boom operators to run through nearly any scenario possible and tests their ability to respond to a variety of challenges they may encounter during an actual refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, delivers the Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer to RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The trainer allows boom operators to run through nearly any scenario possible and tests their ability to respond to a variety of challenges they may encounter during an actual refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

Civilians assigned to the 727th Air Mobility Squadron unload the Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer from a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST system enables instructors to test students in a wide variety of scenarios while receiving real-time information on the student's progress, in a safe environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

Civilians assigned to the 727th Air Mobility Squadron unload the Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer from a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST system enables instructors to test students in a wide variety of scenarios while receiving real-time information on the student's progress, in a safe environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, takes off after delivering the Boom Operator Weapon System Training System at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST is a simulator used by boom operators to provide hands-on training without leaving the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, takes off after delivering the Boom Operator Weapon System Training System at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST is a simulator used by boom operators to provide hands-on training without leaving the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

RAF MILDENHALL, England --

The Heavy Airlift Wing is part of the Strategic Airlift Capability, a multinational initiative that provides participating nations access to military airlift capabilities. A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the HAW, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, delivered a Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer to RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST trains boom operators for real-world operations while saving money and flying hours. It also allows instructors to evaluate students in a variety of scenarios while receiving real-time information on the student's progress, in a safe environment.