C-130 Hercules News
179th Airlift Wing fills its fleet
On Oct. 8, 2014, members of the 179th Airlift Wing traveled to Little Rock Air Force Base, to pick up its final two C-130H Hercules, completing its fleet with a total of eight. These particular aircraft previously served in Air National Guard missions, one from New York ANG and the other from the Alaska ANG.
EC-130H Compass Call comes to Hunter for joint training
According to an Air Force news release, the EC-130H Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system that uses a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe.
Airmen launch first C-130J flight to assist Ebola outbreak efforts
Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron loaded a C-130J Super Hercules with needed supplies and launched their first mission October 7 to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Oct 21, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 78
write-off: 331
preserved: 54
stored: 354
instructional: 188
on order: 50
active: 1454
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 91
Fleet drop: 24
Today in C-130 history
Quote of the Day
Any pilot can describe the mechanics of flying. What it can do for the spirit of man is beyond description.
-- Barry M. Goldwater, US senator
C-130 Hall of Fame
Last Operational USAF C-130A
USAF #55-022
Last operational flight of a USAF C-130A was on October 3, 2003 at Eglin AFB, Florida.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Firefly"

Colonel James 'Firefly' Jones - Kerosene left on runway accidently lit during takeoff, giving the appearance of the plane leaving a trail of fire whilst flying off into the air
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