USAF C-130 Photos

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    USAF MC-130P Combat Shadow #69-5819 taxis after landing on Eglin AFB, January 6, 2012. Hurlburt Field assets returned home following the completion of Operation New Dawn and the subsequent withdrawal of U.S. forces by December 31, 2011. Hurlburt Field assets have been deployed in support of OIF and New Dawn since 2003. [USAF photo by A1C Christopher Williams]
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    The newly created AC-130J Ghostrider takes to the air during its first official sortie on January 31 at Eglin AFB. The AFSOC MC-130J arrived at Eglin in January 2013 to begin the modification process for the AC-130J, whose primary mission is close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. [USAF photo by Sara Vidoni]
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    The aircrew from Eglin’s 413th FLTS readies the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider for its first official sortie on January 31st at Eglin AFB. [USAF photo by Sara Vidoni]
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    Capt. Steve Visalli, a flight test engineer with the 413th FLTS, boards the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider in anticipation of its first official sortie on January 31st at Eglin AFB. [USAF photo by Chrissy Cuttita]
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    The newly created AC-130J Ghostrider awaits takeoff for its first official sortie on January 31st at Eglin AFB. [USAF photo by Sara Vidoni]
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    From left, Maj. Drew Lazar, copilot, Lt. Col. Scott Hartman, aircraft commander, and TSgt. Eric Kleser, flight engineer, of the last 67th SOS MC-130P Combat Shadow #66-0215, fly the aircraft’s final flight in the UK on January 24, 2014. The Combat Shadow is the last of its kind to leave the European theater. Its departure marks the final step of Special Operations Command Europe's transition from the Combat Shadow to the MC-130J Commando II. [USAF photo by SrA Kate Maurer]
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    A 67th SOS MC-130P Combat Shadow takes its final flight in the UK on January 24, 2014. The Combat Shadow, an airframe used for special operations missions since the mid-1980s, is the last of its kind to leave the European theater. [USAF photo by SrA Kate Maurer]
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    A 67th SOS MC-130P Combat Shadow comes in for its last landing in the UK on January 24, 2014, at RAF Mildenhall, England. [USAF photo by A1C Dillon Johnston]
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    USAF HC-130P #66-0220 from the 67th SOS is taxiing by the camera at Ramstein AB on April 21st, 2011. [Photo by Mario Michels]
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    MC-130P Combat Shadow #66-0215 from the 67th SOS refuels a CV-22 Osprey from the 7th SOS on January 24, 2014. The flight was the Combat Shadow’s last training mission while assigned to the 352nd SOG. [USAF photo by SrA Kate Maurer]
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    NASA C-130B #N707NA is flying over the foothills on February 24th, 1995. [NASA photo]