Miscellaneous C-130 Photos

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    SSgts. Nicholas Adams (left) and Steve Pressler release a memorial wreath out the back of a MC-130H Combat Talon II on February 26, 2009 to honor fallen brethren that were lost 28 years ago near Capones Island, Philippines. A 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130E, call sign Stray 59, crashed during an exercise killing eight crewmembers and 15 passengers and a crew from Kadena AB, flew to reach the exact coordinates of the crash site to release the ceremonial wreath. The memorial flight has been flown every year since the accident in 1981. Sergeants Adams and Pressler are 1st SOS loadmasters. [USAF photo by TSgt. Aaron Cram]
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    U.S. Airmen with the 109th AW, NYANG, pose for a photograph in front of a C-130 Hercules aircraft on the flight line at Stratton ANGB on August 3, 2007, before deploying in support of OIF. [USAF photo by MSgt. Willie Gizara]
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    Airmen with the 73rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit stand in front of a MC-130W Combat Spear on March 2, 2009. In early February the crew chiefs of one of the aircraft was launched as a "black letter initial", which meant that the aircraft was launched with zero discrepancies. [USAF photo by A1C Danielle Martin]
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    U.S. Marines from the 234th Aerial Refueling Transport Squadron, JRB Fort Worth, Texas, pose for a photo at McChord AFB on July 18, 2009, during Air Mobility Rodeo 2009. [USAF photo by TSgt. Michelle Larche]
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    Airmen with the 910th AW, Youngstown, Ohio, gather for a group photo after arriving at McChord AFB on July 18, 2009, for Air Mobility Rodeo 2009. [USAF photo by SSgt. Christine Jones]
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    Airmen with the 317th AW, Dyess AFB, gather for a photo at McChord AFB on July 18, 2009, during Air Mobility Rodeo 2009. [USAF photo by TSgt. Michelle Larche]
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    Airmen with the 19th AW, Little Rock AFB, gather for a group photo after arriving at McChord AFB on July 18, 2009, for Air Mobility Rodeo 2009. [USAF photo by SSgt. Christine Jones]
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    Airmen with the 130th AW, Charleston, gather for a photo at McChord AFB on July 18, 2009, during Air Mobility Rodeo 2009. [USAF photo by TSgt. Michelle Larche]
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    Airmen with the 374th AW, Yokota AB, gather for a photo at McChord AFB on July 18, 2009, during Air Mobility Rodeo 2009. [USAF photo by TSgt. Michelle Larche]
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    The Belgian air force team poses for a group photo upon its arrival at McChord AFB on July 13, 2009. The team has come to McChord to compete in Air Mobility Rodeo 2009. [USAF photo by SrA Dayton Mitchell]
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    Airmen from the 314th AW, Little Rock AFB gather for a photo at McChord AFB on July 18, 2009, during Air Mobility Rodeo 2009. [USAF photo by TSgt. Michelle Larche]
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    Capt. Alan Rothjen, Army MSgt. John Passe, Capt. Laura Easton, Army Col. Luis Villarruel, and SSgt. Matt Metz stand in front of the 82nd Airborne Division nose art on a C-130 Hercules on October 5, 2009. The C-130 was dedicated to the 82nd in honor of the cohesion of the Air Force and the Army in Afghanistan and was put on display for servicemembers to view the aircraft. Capt. Rothjen, Capt. Easton and SSgt. Metz are deployed from the 43rd AW at Pope AFB. Captain Rothjen, a C-130 pilot, hails from St. Louis, Mo. Master Sgt. Passe, an afghan national security forces liaison, is deployed from the Indiana Army National Guard's 38th Infantry Division, and hails from Terre Haute, Ind. Captain Easton, a C-130 pilot, hails from Pittsburgh, Pa. Colonel Villarruel, Task Force Cyclone's Surgeon, is deployed from the Army National Guard's 30th Infantry Division, and hails from Indianapolis, Ind. Staff Sgt. Metz, a loadmaster, hails from Springfield, Va. [USAF photo by SrA Felicia Juenke]