A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft of the 517th Airlift Squadron takes off from Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Monday, March 7, 2016, while practicing landing and taking off from a short runway. The event marked the first time a C-17 has taken off from the airfield since its construction in 1958, when the runway was built by the U.S. Army on then-separate Ft. Richardson to support Soldiers in remote areas of Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

Airport to host disaster drill on Thursday, July 12

King County International Airport/Boeing Field will host an exercise on Thursday in which the airport will serve as the main transport center for people “injured” in a fictional natural disaster. The exercise is needed to maintain the airport’s status as part of the federal government’s National Disaster Medical System. Drill participants will be flown to…