C-130 Hercules News
American Hero is honored with plane naming ceremony
December 7 is a date that stands out in American history, but on that date in 1918, a future West Virginia and Air Force legend named James Kemp McLaughlin was born in a small town in Braxton County, W.Va.
PACAF and AMC Provide Airlift for Vigilant Ace 18
In preparation for exercise Vigilant Ace 18, three U.S. Air Force Bases: Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dyess AFB, TX, and Little Rock AFB, AR, came together to provide airlift support for the annual exercise, Vigilant Ace 18.
Cannon welcomes Hercule's power
A C-130H Hercules aircraft arrived on the flightline of Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, on November 29, 2017, with no intention of leaving. The plane is being absorbed into the 16th Special Operations Squadron’s repertoire to more easily manage pilot training proficiencies, in addition to other positives.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Dec 12, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 153
write-off: 339
preserved: 70
stored: 484
instructional: 153
on order: 16
active: 1330
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 49
Fleet drop: 82
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Today in C-130 history
Dec 1989
C-130H #460 of the RSAF (4 Squadron) burned on ground, air conditioner fire
12 Dec 1965
C-130A #56-0515, c/n 3123, of the 18th Troop Carrier Squadron, crashed during an assault take-off from Bitburg, West Germany.
12 Dec 1987
C-130H #2468 of the Brazilian Air Force crashed into sea on approach to Fernando de Noronha island, Brazil. 29 were killed.
Quote of the Day
There are three rules for making a smooth landing: Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
-- Unknown
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 "SWAT"

Short Woman Always Talking. Came from a fight Surgeon we had. We thought it meant something else. Can't remember what we told her it meant though...
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