C-130 Hercules News
4th SOS, AMU make history with AC-130U
An AC-130U Spooky gunship named ‘Big Daddy’ made history by being the first Spooky to ever receive a black letter initial on its status page before a flight, June 18, 2020.
The 415th AMU celebrates their first ‘Black Letter’ aircraft
The 415th Aircraft Maintenance Unit launched its first ‘Black Letter’ aircraft June 9, 2020, on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, making maintenance history.
"Hollywood Guard" reaches milestone with 6-ship formation flight
Amid the challenges serving in the Air National Guard during the pandemic known as COVID-19, California Air National Guard maintainers from the 146 MXG and aircrew from the 115th AS collaborated to accomplish the launching of 6 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for the first time in over 20 years on May 26, 2020.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jul 9, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 163
write-off: 348
preserved: 79
stored: 516
instructional: 150
on order: 5
active: 1316
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 16
Fleet drop: 40
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Quote of the Day
Character is what you do when no one is looking.
-- Unknown
C-130 Hall of Fame
USAF #92-253
Set a record with another AC-130U and establised the longest sustained C-130 flight with a 36hr non-stop 8,000 mile flight from Hulburt Field to Taegu Air Base, South Korea.
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Callsign "Lor"

The boys from the Kun greeted me off the bus with a rousing fighter pilot song that had portions outlawed for public consumption by the Wolf. Some were issued desk drawer LORs and hence the call sign...
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