Miscellaneous C-130 Photos

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    USAF C-130E #63-7868 but in government use is seen at Udon Thani Airport sometime in February 1973. [Photo by Robert W. Karlosky]
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    USAF C-130J #08-3176 (c/n 5671) on the assembly line at Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Georgia facility on May 3, 2011. [Lockheed photo by John Rossino]
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    Col. Stewart Hammons, 1st SOG commander, passes the Detachment 2 guidon to Lt. Col. Bret DeAngelis, DET 2 commander, during an activation ceremony at the Hurlburt Field, on July 10, 2015. DET 2 was activated to operationally test the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship, train aircrews, as well as develop new tactics, techniques and procedures for the aircraft. [USAF photos by Amn Kai White]
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    Dyess loadmasters from the 39th and 40th airlift squadrons stand in front of a C-130J Super Hercules, July 13, 2015 at Dyess AFB. Currently, there are 147 loadmasters stationed at Dyess who deploy all over the world dropping cargo and personnel. [USAF photo by Amn Quay Drawdy]
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    C-130J Super Hercules crew chiefs assist loadmasters with moving cargo onto an aircraft before take-off on August 28, 2015, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. [USAF photo by SrA Cierra Presentado]
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    Capt.’s Boston McClain and Matt Buchholtz, 774th EAS C-130J Super Hercules pilots, pose for a photo on September 4, 2015, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. [USAF photo by SrA Cierra Presentado]
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    Airmen from the 71st RQS, the 71st AMU and the Defense Contract Management Agency pose for a photo in front of #13-5782 HC-130J Combat King II on December 11, 2015, at the Lockheed Martin C-130 ramp in Marietta, Ga. #13-5782, is the 2,500th C-130 delivered by Lockheed Martin. [USAF photo by SrA Ryan Callaghan]
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    SrA Kevin O’Neil, 71st RQS loadmaster, waits for engine start-up December 11, 2015, at the Lockheed Martin C-130 Ramp in Marietta. The HC-130J, tail number 13-5782, is the seventh HC-130J the 71st RQS has received. [USAF photo by SrA Ryan Callaghan]
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    JASDF MSgt. Toyonaga Toshihisa, left, and TSgt. Takahashi Tetsuki’s, both 1st TAW loadmasters, look over the landing zone on the remote Micronesian island of Falalap from the back of a C-130 Hercules December 8, 2015, during Operation Christmas Drop. The 2015 Christmas Drop missions mark the first time the event includes trilateral air support from the JASDF and RAAF. [USAF photo by SSgt. Alexander Riedel]
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    MSgt. Toyonaga Toshihisa, left, and TSgt. Takahashi Tetsuki, both loadmasters with the JASDF 1st TAW, watch as a RAAF C-130J Hercules taxis along the flightline on December 8, 2015, at Andersen AFB. The 64th year of Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, marked the first time international aviators from Japan and Australia joined the humanitarian airdrop mission. [USAF photo by SSgt. Alexander W. Riedel]
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    Col. Sean Farrell, commander of the 1st SOW, receives a commemorative key to MC-130J Commando II #13-5783 from Ray Fajay, director of air mobility business development at Lockheed Martin, at Lockheed Martin in Marietta on December 11, 2015. The MC-130J will undergo modifications to become an AC-130J Ghostrider, which will provide the 1 SOW with close air support and air interdiction capabilities. [USAF photo by SrA Ryan Conroy]