C-130 Hercules News
ANG supports Av-Det rotation in Poland
Airmen from the U.S. and Polish Air Forces started training together at the 33rd Air Base at Powidz Air Base, on October 15, 2014, for the start of Aviation Detachment rotation 15-1.
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.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Oct 26, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 78
write-off: 331
preserved: 54
stored: 366
instructional: 188
on order: 49
active: 1443
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 91
Fleet drop: 35
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Today in C-130 history
26 Oct 1966
C-130E #2452 of the Brazilian Air Force (1 Esquadrão, 1 Grupo, Galeão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), crashed during landing with a high sink rate.
Quote of the Day
You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.
-- Marty Caidin
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 "Elvis"

This guy was always hard to find when you needed him, so when someone was looking for him, other people reported sightings ('I saw him over at the...').
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