C-130 Hercules News
908th transfer heritage and retire older ‘Roll Tide'
The 908th Airlift Wing transferred the heritage of aircraft #85-0042 known as 'Roll Tide' to aircraft number #89-1188 on January 20th.
EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later
All around the dimly-lit tent are enduring symbols of a constant presence. A name scrawled across a wooden wall, a lengthy list of deployment dates written underneath, updated year after year. A library stacked with books and games to pass the time. A built-in couch labeled “Snooze Town.”
Last Alaska Air Guard HC-130N aircraft departs for Patrick AFB
Current and former members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 211th Rescue Squadron bid farewell to the last of their HC-130N aircraft (#93-2106) on January 17 as it departed for Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jan 23, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 82
write-off: 338
preserved: 61
stored: 435
instructional: 187
on order: 9
active: 1402
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 10
Fleet drop: 25
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Today in C-130 history
23 Jan 1979
C-130H #MM62000 of the Italian Air Force (46 Aerobrigata) jumped chocks during engine run-up, hit tree, written-off.
Quote of the Day
Firewall: (1) The part of the airplane specially designed to allow all heat and exhaust to enter the cockpit. (2) The act of pulling 69 inches of manifold pressure, out of an engine designed to pull 60.
-- Bob Stevens, 'There I Was'
C-130 Hall of Fame
Airborne Early Warning prototype
USCG #1721
EC-130V
Modified to EC-130V with E-2C radome. Made first flight on July 31, 1991.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "SoJu"

We had a female WSO we named once we RTBd to AK. She was at Brooks Medical thingy prior to flight training. In the spirit of the ROK and their awful local drink, we named her SoJu - Sister of Juggler (See callsign Juggler)!! That and she got shifazzed at her naming and puked up enough for 3 people.
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