C-130 Hercules News
193rd Special Operations Wing preps for mission conversion
The 193rd Special Operations Wing is undergoing a substantial transformation of its primary mission. The wing is transitioning from its legacy EC-130J Commando Solo aircraft to the MC-130J Commando II.
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.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Aug 10, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 84
stored: 531
instructional: 155
on order: 6
active: 1325
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 29
Fleet drop: 56
Today in C-130 history
Quote of the Day
There is nothing absolutely nothing, to describe what goes on inside a pilot's gut when he sees a SAM get airborne.
-- Commander Randy Duke Cunningham, USN
C-130 Hall of Fame
Max lift record
USAF #65-979
Operated at Edwards AFB, California for DC-130 tests. During it's time there it had a lift record with a metalic finish. Max external stores 40,000 lb
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "PITA"

I was assigned to the 36 FS (Osan AB) and all the FNGs get a naming ceremony. Considering that I was on my fourth tour in the Viper, had trained several of these guys either in UPT or RTU, and already had paid my dues, I basically busted their balls during the whole ceremony (and paid the drinking penalties for it). They finally gave up and named me Pain In The Ass. I think I earned it!
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