C-130 Hercules News
Wing receives first C-130J Super Hercules
The 136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard, part of the Texas Military Department, received its first of eight C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on July 24, 2021, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas.
919 SOW celebrates 50th anniversary, recalls early years
"As the first commander of the 919th and now a resident of Niceville, I have kept a close watch on the unit over the years. The 919th SOW is a special outfit in many ways. One reason the 919th is special is its heritage. Those who gave birth to the original organization were true pioneers.
152nd Airlift Wing 'High Rollers' extended on MAFFS duty
The Nevada Air National Guard's participation in the wildland firefighting mission in the West has been extended to August 26 at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Sep 20, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 163
write-off: 352
preserved: 82
stored: 529
instructional: 154
on order: 9
active: 1331
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 34
Fleet drop: 47
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Nothing said I had to crash...
-- R.A. Bob Hoover, after hitting a telephone wire and losing two feet of wing in his P-51
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Max lift record
USAF #65-979
DC-130H
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 "Tupac"

After 9/11, new pilot needed a ride to civilian airport, but wanted his vehicle left at base for his return. Life Support tech drives pilot to airport in pilot's truck and returns to base, only to be stopped at main gate for random vehicle inspection. Cops find loaded pistol in pilot's truck. Life Support tech gets detained.
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