C-130 Units

USAF Air Force Reserve Command


5 SOS - Eglin AFB, Florida
Status:
Associate Unit
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Version: MC-130P Combat Shadow
Role: Special Ops
Tailband: N/A
First received C-130s in 1995 before becoming an associate squadron. Currently flying the U-28 Pilatus.
 
39 RQS - Patrick AFB, Florida. "Crown/King"
Status:
Active
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Version: HC-130s and one WC-130H
Role: Search and Rescue
Tailband: N/A
HH-60s joined the squadron in 1992.
 
53 WRS - Keesler AFB, Mississippi "Hurricane Hunters"
Status:
Active
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Version: WC-130J
Role: Tropical Storm Weather Reconnaissance
Tailband: N/A
First flew the WC-130A in 1965 and has flown the A/B/E/H and J models of the WC-130. Originally based at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico, the squadron moved to its current location at Keesler AFB, Mississippi in 1993.
 
63 TAS - Selfridge ANGB, Michigan "R.A.M."
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130E
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First flew the C-130A in 1971 and was based at Selfridge AFB (later Selfridge ANGB). For most of it's time, it was the 63rd Tactical Airlift Squadron, but dropped Tactical in early 1992 before converting to the KC-135 later in 1992.
 
64 AS - O'Hare International Airport, Illinois
Status:
Disbanded
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Version: C-130H
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130 was the A model in 1970 as a Tactical Airlift Squadron. Redesignated 64th Airlift Squadron on February 1, 1992. Disbanded on March 31, 1997. But activated again in 2003 with the KC-135.
 
67 TAS - Kelly AFB, Texas
Status:
Disbanded
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Version: C-130B
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
Merged into the 68th Tactical Airlift Squadron and disbanded on June 30, 1974. A short lived unit that first received the C-130B in May 1971 having converted from the C-124 Globemaster II.
 
68 TAS - Kelly AFB, Texas
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130B
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130B arrived in October 1970 converting from the C-119G. Operated out of Kelly AFB, Texas. Converted to the C-5A Galaxy in 1985.
 
95 AS - Pope AFB, North Carolina "Flying Badgers"
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130H
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First flew the C-130 in 1971 at General Mitchell Field, Wisconsin as the 95th Tactical Airlift Squadron. Redsignated the 95th Airlift Squadron on February 1, 1992. Moved to Pope AFB, North Carolina in June of 2007. Set to disband before the end of September 2016 and the aircraft are to go to the 154th Training Squadron.
 
96 AS - Minneapolis-St Paul Joint Air Reserve Station, Minnesota "Flying Vikings"
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130E
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First received the C-130 in 1970.
 
301 RQS - Homestead AFB, Florida
Status:
Dropped Aircraft Type
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Version: HC-130N
Role: Search and Rescue
Tailband: N/A
Flew along side CH-3E and HH-3E Jolly Green Giant until 1991 HH-60 Pave Hawk. Squadron dropped the C-130 from the inventory in 1997.
 
303 TAS - Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130B
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
Frist received the C-130 in 1971 and began to convert to the A-10 Thunderbolt II in 1982.
 
303 RQS - Portland IAP, Oregon "Dumbo Air Force"
Status:
Disbanded
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Version: HC-130P
Role: Search and Rescue
Tailband: N/A
C-130s from 1972 till 2003 at Portland IAP, Oregon originally as the 303rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. Flew a stint in the airlift role as the 303rd Tactical Airlift Squadron in 1985 and re-designated 303rd Airlift Squadron in 1992. Back to the rescue role in 1997 as the 303rd Rescue Squadron. Disbanded in 2003 but later reactivated with the KC-135.
 
304 RSQ
Status:
Dropped Aircraft Type
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Version: HC-130P
Role: Combat Search and Rescue
Tailband: N/A
First received the C-130 in 1985 under the 304th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron based at Portland IAP, Oregon. Re-designated the 304th Air Rescue Squadron in 1990, but then to the 304th Rescue Squadron in 1992. Ceased operations with the C-130 in 1997.
 
304 MAS - Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130A
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First received the C-130, an A-model in 1972 and was short lived disbanding on June 30, 1974.
 
305 ARS - Selfridge AFB, Michigan
Status:
Disbanded
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Version: HC-130H
Role: Search and Rescue
Tailband: N/A
First received the HC-130 in 1975 as the 305th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. Redesignated 305th Air Rescue Squadron on the first of April 1990 and flew the HC-130 until September 1, 1992 when disbanded. A year and a month later to the day, the squadron reactivated with the HH-60 Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.
 
314 TAS - McClellan AFB, California
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130E
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First received the C-130B in 1971 and to the C-130E in late 1972. Converted to KC-135A in 1977.
 
327 AS - Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130H and WC-130H
Role: Airlift Training
Tailband: N/A
First received the C-130E in July of 1970 at Willow Grove Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania as the 327th Tactical Airlift Squadron. Disbanded on September 30, 2007 but later reactivated again on July 13, 2014 at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. Teaches Phase 2, tactical flying, for the H model C-130s.
 
328 AS - Niagara Falls IAP, New York
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130H
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First flew the C-130A in 1971 as the 328th Tactical Airlift Squadron. in 1976 converted to the C-130E. August 1992 saw the redesignation to the 328th Airlift Squadron followed shortly in 1993 with conversion to the C-130H3.
 
336 TAS - Hamilton AFB, California
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130B
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First flew the C-130B in April 1972 and operated till September 1975. Converted to KC-135A in October 1976.
 
337 TAS - Westover ARB, Massachusetts
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130E
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First flew the C-130B in 1972 and at some point converted to the C-130E. Converted to the C-5A Galaxy.
 
356 AS - Rickenbacker ANGB, Ohio
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130E
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130A arrived for the 356th Tactical Airlift Squadron in October 1981 and in December 1987 converted to the C-130E. Redesignated 356th Airlift Squadron on February 1, 1992. Converted to the C-141 in 1992, but now flies the C-5.
 
357 AS - Maxwell AFB, Alabama
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130H
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130E arrived for the 357th Tactical Airlift Squadron in October 1983 and in 1986 converted to the C-130H. Redesignated 357th Airlift Squadron on February 1, 1992.
 
700 AS - Dobbins ARB, Georgia
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130H
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130 was in 1982.
 
704 TAS - Bergstrom AFB, Texas
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130B
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First received the C-130A in March 1968 at Ellington AFB, Texas. Moved to Bergstrom AFB, Texas in March of 1976. Upgraded to the C-130B in 1977 and converted to the F-4D in 1978.
 
705 TAS - Ellington AFB, Texas
Status:
Disbanded
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Version: C-130A
Role: Training
Tailband: N/A
Received first C-130A in March of 1968. Disbanded in March of 1976.
 
706 TAS - NAS New Orleans, Louisiana
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130B
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130A in December of 1969 converting from the C-119. Based out of NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Upgraded to the C-130B in late 1973. Converted to A-37B early 1978.
 
711 SOS - Duke Field, Florida
Status:
Converted
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Version: MC-130E
Role: Special Ops
Tailband: N/A
First received C-130A's in 1971 as the 711th Tactical Airlift Squadron and flew the type till 1975. July of 1975 became a Special Ops Squadron and converted to AC-130A's and flew the Gunship for 20 years, up to 1995 when converted to the MC-130E. Became an associate unit with the C-145A Skytruck.
 
731 AS - Peterson AFB, Colorado
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130H3
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130B in 1982 converting from the C-123 and moved to Peterson AFB, Colorado that same year. Starting in 1991 upgraded tot he C-130E. Currently flying the C-130H3. Often fly with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) supporting the U.S. Forest Service for the west coast.
 
756 MAS - Andrews AFB, Maryland
Status:
Converted
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Version: C-130E
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130B in 1971 converting from the C-124C. Operated out of Andrews AFB, Maryland. During 1974 upgraded to the C-130E. Converted to the C-141B Starlifter in 1986.
 
757 AS - Rickenbacker ANGB, Ohio "Blue Tigers"
Status:
Disbanded
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Version: C-130H
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130H in 1981 and disbanded on September 30, 2003. Based out of Rickenbacker ANGB, Ohio.
 
758 AS - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130H
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First C-130 in 1980. Slated to convert to the C-17 in 2019.
 
773 AS - Youngston. Pennsylvania "Quiet Professionals"
Status:
Disbanded
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Version: C-130H
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
Originally activated under the 463rd TAW at Clark AB up to October 15, 1971 and wore the QG tail code. Reactivated at Dyess AFB, Texas with the C-130E on June 1, 1972. Wore the DB tail code from activation at Dyess AFB till around 1974 when control switched over from TAC to MAC. Last C-130E left Dyess AFB when deactivated in 1993. Switched commands again, this time to the Reserves on April 1, 1995 at Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station with the C-130H, Merged into the 757th Airlift Squadron and deactivated on March 31, 2014.
 
815 AS - Keesler AFB, Mississippi "Flying Jennies"
Status:
Active
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Version: C-130J
Role: Airlift
Tailband: N/A
First received C-130A in 1965 as part of an airlift squadron under active duty air force till 1973 when converted to the C-130E and activated as an Air Force Reserve unit. In 1976, the squadron became a Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. Re-designated an airlift unit in December 1987. During May 1999 the squadron received the USAF's first C-130J. Set to deactivate?