C-130 Hercules News
Pacific Air Force, Sri Lanka host Pacific Airlift Rally
The destructive power of Mother Nature has made headlines around the world, and every country is fighting its own war when it comes to natural disasters and humanitarian relief.
Rockwell Collins completes first avionics system upgrade for French C-130H's
One year after the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement) selected Rockwell Collins to modernize 14 French Air Force C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft, the company has completed its first Flight2™ avionics system integration for the program in Toulouse.
908th bids farewell to last ’85 model in fleet
The last of the 908th Airlift Wing’s 1985 vintage C-130s, tail number 0035, known as the “City of Montgomery” departed Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., September 10, after 31 years of service with the unit.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Sep 21, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 339
preserved: 70
stored: 469
instructional: 153
on order: 16
active: 1347
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 48
Fleet drop: 65
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Today in C-130 history
21 Sep 1981
C-130H #74-1672, c/n 4623, of the 463d Tactical Airlift Wing, crashed 1,600 meters short of runway during night landing on desert airstrip near Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nevada.
Quote of the Day
A MiG at your six is better than no MiG at all.
-- Anonymous US fighter pilot.
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Hercules number 2000 built operated first by the 165th Airlift Squadron.
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Callsign "GriffDog"

Anyone in our squadron who had to answer the call of nature (number 2) while flying got "Dog" appended to their callsign
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