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Air Force wants to cut 5 - C-130 units

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by edpop » 16 Jul 2021, 04:44

The Air Force faces an uphill fight with its plans to cut five units worth of C-130s, largely from the Guard and Reserve. The service, however, says the tactical airlift fleet can afford to absorb some risk and that there could be future lift possibilities outside of the venerable Hercules. USAF wants to cut 55 C-130 tails, down to a fleet size of 255. Lt. Gen. David S. Nahom, the deputy chief of staff for plans and programs, said that number “covers what we need for our tactical airlift fleet and includes support to the homeland." But both Congress and the National Guard have recently questioned whether that is true.
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by daswp » 12 Aug 2021, 02:10

The ADAF is always gunning for Guard/AF Reserve C-130 units. Then quick to mobilize those units. They were talking about killing Guard 130 units just before 9/11. They then had to mobilize all those units after 9/11.

Some of it's a ploy to force Congress to add funding, some of it is Air Staff idiocracy.

They just killing the units? or re-equipping them?

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