C-130 Hercules News
908th Transfer Heritage and Retire Purple Heart recipient ‘War Eagle’
The 908th Airlift Wing transferred the heritage of aircraft number #85-0040 known as War Eagle to aircraft number #91-9142 on February 24, at Maxwell Air Force Base.
Indian Air Force C-130J damaged in accident December 2016
New articles in the Indian press are reporting that one of India's C-130J airlifters has sustained damage while taxiing at Thoise airfield in Ladakh after a nighttime sortie.
375th AES plays vital support role for Air Force
The 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron’s mission is to provide Theater Aeromedical Evacuation System capabilities to support group, wing, numbered Air Force, major commands and Air Force missions.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Feb 28, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 107
write-off: 339
preserved: 64
stored: 466
instructional: 178
on order: 8
active: 1364
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 27
Fleet drop: 41
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Today in C-130 history
28 Feb 1984
C-130E #68-10944, c/n 4324, of the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, crashed into mountain 55 kilometers northwest of Zaragoza, Spain.
28 Feb 1974
C-130E #5-122 of the Imperial Iranian Air Force crashed into mountain near Mehrabad, Iran.
Quote of the Day
When reaching a stalemate, win with a technique the enemy does not expect.
-- Miyamoto Musashi
C-130 Hall of Fame
First C-130H
USAF #64-852
HC-130H
First C-130H built was an HC-130H. Ultimately HC-130H 64-14853 was delivered first.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Spudman"

My father's callsign was Spud, because of his resemblance to, and fondness for, that noble tuber. Like father, like son...
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