C-130 Hercules News
The C-130 Experience' takes flight at the Hill Aerospace Museum
The Hill Aerospace Museum has completed the first of its kind conversion of a C-130 aircraft fuselage into an interactive classroom.
Connecticut ANG showcases global reach in Greenland
The Air National Guard is known to be a force that is ready to respond to domestic emergencies. These proven capabilities range from natural disaster relief to civil disturbance operations. However, the scope of the Air National Guard's federal mission, which calls for Air Guardsmen to serve in various nations around the world is lesser known.
302nd AW hosting annual aerial firefighting training
About 300 people from the Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service and other firefighting agencies are scheduled Monday to begin a weeklong aerial wildland firefighting training and certification hosted by the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - May 22, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 161
write-off: 346
preserved: 72
stored: 500
instructional: 149
on order: 8
active: 1330
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 41
Today in C-130 history
22 May 1968
C-130A #56-0477, c/n 3085, of the 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron, shot down over Laos, during Blind Bat flare operation. First Hercules lost in/over Laos.
22 May 1972
C-130E #62-1854, c/n 3818, of E flight, 21st Tactical Airlift Squadron, destroyed by rocket on ground at Kon Tum, South Vietnam.
Quote of the Day
Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
-- Neil Armstrong
C-130 Hall of Fame
First C-130J
First USAF C-130J built. Rolled out on October 20, 1995 and had first flight on June 6, 1996. Was contracted under serial 94-3026 as a C-130H but was renumbered 94-8151 before delivered.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Bull"

Last name "Schmidt".
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