C-130 Hercules News
EC-130J Commando Solo performs final broadcast
Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing here, who operates the only flying military radio and TV broadcast platform in the U.S. military, transmitted their final broadcast today to spectators at the Community Days Air Show at Lancaster Airport, Lititz, Pa., bringing to close a 54-year chapter in unit history.
Wing completes aircraft modernization with the arrival of the eighth C-130J Super Hercules
The 123rd Airlift Wing welcomed its eighth C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Kentucky Air National Guard Base on August 25, completing the unit's transition from legacy C-130H transports.
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.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Sep 25, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 84
stored: 538
instructional: 155
on order: 4
active: 1332
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 35
Fleet drop: 63
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Callsign "Short Stuff"

My partner called me short stuff in front of my pilot friends one time. Since I was probably the shortest person around the name stuck.
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