C-130 Hercules News
The 130th AW's first all-female aircrew took flight from Yeager Field
The 130th Airlift Wing's first all-female aircrew took flight from Yeager Field, on January 20th.
Hercules Strong: Navy Reserve Warfighting Requirements Team Visits C-130 Hercules Production Plant
A warfighting requirements team from the Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve recently visited the historic United States Air Force Plant 6 in Marietta, Georgia, the production facility for an agile and responsive global air cargo capability seven decades in the making—the latest generation of the C-130 Hercules.
AFSOC conducts live-fire exercise with Rapid Dragon
Two Air Force Special Operations Command wings partnered in a total force initiative to conduct the first live-fire demonstration of Rapid Dragon, a long-range palletized munitions system, in the U.S. European Command theater over Andøya Space Defense Range, Norway, November 9, 2022.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jan 27, 2023
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 86
stored: 540
instructional: 155
on order: 4
active: 1329
Changes '22/'23:
Fleet adds: 10
Fleet drop: 19
Today in C-130 history
27 Jan 1969
C-130E #63-7780, c/n 3846, of the 776th Tactical Airlift Squadron, destroyed in night mortar attack at Tonie Cham, South Vietnam. Aircraft had been assigned as Thunderbirds demonstration team support craft, October 1966.
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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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A Naval Aviator I once worked with whose last name is Lehner, he was known as Slow Lerner
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