C-130 Hercules News
133rd AW welcomes the first eight-bladed propeller C-130
The 133rd Airlift Wing received their first C-130 Hercules with an updated eight-bladed propeller on May 11, 2022.
Marshall Aerospace further expands its global C-130 customer base with Indian Air Force
Marshall Aerospace has underlined its credentials as the world's leading Lockheed Martin-approved C-130 Heavy Maintenance Centre for C-130J aircraft by securing a contract with Lockheed Martin to carry out the 12-year maintenance inspections on the Indian Air Force's fleet of C-130J Super Hercules.
179th Airlift Wing conducts "Flying Legacy" tribute ceremony
The 164th Airlift Squadron conducted a ceremonial final formation flight of two C-130H Hercules as part of their "Flying Legacy" tribute ceremony, on April 23, 2022, held at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base, in Ohio.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - May 21, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 84
stored: 535
instructional: 154
on order: 6
active: 1324
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 29
Fleet drop: 57
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Quote of the Day
The quality of the box matters little. Success depends upon the man who sits in it.
-- Baron Manfred "Red Baron" von Richthofen
C-130 Hall of Fame
Special D-Day Invasion Stripes.
USAF #65840
C-130J-30
Invasion stripes applied for 75th Anniversary of D-Day. W7 is the squadron identifier for the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron, the 37th AS’ legacy squadron.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Hijak"

After a night of 4-5-What and closing down the Club, his wife wakes the kids, puts them in the car seats in their pajamas, drives to the club, pours the gentleman into his seat, drives him home. There, said gentleman realizes that maybe his night was a little too large. Hurled In-front-of Junior And Kids.
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