C-130 Hercules News
Lockheed Martin to build a new training center for Binational French, German C-130J Squadron
French and German C-130J Super Hercules aircrews and maintainers will train in a facility located in France, built and equipped by Lockheed Martin for the countries’ binational C-130J Super Hercules Squadron.
Georgia Guard C-130 accident report released
On 8 June 2020, at approximately 22:05 hours local time, C-130H #94-6706, was involved in a mishap during a routine mobility airlift mission from Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, into Al Taji (Camp Taji), Iraq, when it failed to come to a stop during landing, overran the runway, and impacted a concrete barrier.
908th unveils Alabama State University logo on C-130
The 908th Airlift Wing has added the Alabama State University’s logo to the nose of one of its C-130 Hercules October 29, 2020. The artwork was unveiled at a ceremony in a 908th Maintenance Group hangar.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jan 28, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 162
write-off: 350
preserved: 79
stored: 520
instructional: 153
on order: 6
active: 1319
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 6
Fleet drop: 29
Today in C-130 history
28 Jan 1973
USN LC-130R BuNo #155917, c/n 4305, of VXE-6, crash landing at South Pole Station, Antarctica
Quote of the Day
Eagles may soar, but weasels never get sucked into jet air intakes
-- Unknown
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First C-130H
USAF #64-852
First C-130H built was an HC-130H. Ultimately HC-130H 64-14853 was delivered first. What was the first squadron assignment at Edwards AFB?
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Sensei"

Albeit a cool sounding callsign the story behind it makes it qualify. I made it through college on a scholarship for the martial arts team. I taught martial arts in various styles both in the service and in the civilian world as well. I had been given a couple of variations of "Miyagi" to "KK" (short for "karate kid") and even WOWO ("wax on, wax off") but finally ended up with "Sensei". There I was... fellow meatbags in a bar drinking too much and hitting on too ugly women. Except for me. I had been voted the designated driver. Mainly because I had a car. It's 0300 and two of the guys decide it's a good idea to have a boxing match and they want me to referee. I was tired and wanted to go home so I thought "How long can these two asshats last drunk as they are?" They start and they are fighting as well as drunk, untrained fighters can fight. One throws a haymaker no where near his opponent and clocks me right in the eye. Me, the sober, martial arts "expert" is the only one who gets hit. Next day at the squadron I get grounded by the flight surgeon because I can't see out of my swollen eye. I'm getting an ass chewing by the wing king himself and at some point he screams loud enough for all to hear, "Ain't you some kind of shit hot Sensei or something? How the f*** you end up with a black eye?" The name stuck after that. personally, I preferred WOWO.
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