C-130 Hercules News
KC-130J experiences loss of pressurization
At approximately 11:20hrs PDT, on August 15, a C-130J from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR- 352) departed Marine Corps Air Station Miramar with 46 passengers and experienced a loss of pressurization at 21,000 feet during a scheduled training mission.
MAFFS surge support continues as national preparedness advances to highest level
Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard continue supporting wildland fire suppression efforts as the National Preparedness level reaches its highest level.
CC-130J delivers IRB commitments for Canada
Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the Aircraft Capability - Tactical (ACP-T) Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with Canada's purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Aug 18, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 338
preserved: 70
stored: 467
instructional: 153
on order: 7
active: 1347
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 34
Fleet drop: 62
Today in C-130 history
18 Aug 1965
C-130B #12648 of the Pakistan Air Force was written off after it veered off runway on landing.
18 Aug 1974
C-130H #9T-TCD of the Zaire Air Force crashed at Kisangani, Zaire.
Quote of the Day
When reaching a stalemate, win with a technique the enemy does not expect.
-- Miyamoto Musashi
C-130 Hall of Fame
USAF #91-231
Hercules number 2000 built operated first by the 165th Airlift Squadron.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Crapper"

I knew a guy who checked into my HSL squadron - called himself "Scrapper" for his basketball skills. It didn't take long for everyone to realize that this guys real callsign should be "Crapper." Rule #1 - don't give yourself a callsign. Rule #2 - never question or oppose a callsign given to you by your wardroom.
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