A little more than nine months ago the Canadian government announced its “first smart pledge” as part of its renewed emphasis on helping the United Nations. It would station a C-130 Hercules aircraft to provide tactical airlift support for the UN’s Regional Support Centre in Entebbe Uganda
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – In late March 2018, an MC-130P Combat Shadow out of Moffett Federal Field, California, took its final flight to Sheppard AFB, where it would continue its legacy of supporting the Air Force as a maintenance trainer for Airmen in Training.
This particular MC-130, which has been in combat in Vietnam, the Cold War and was even deployed to catch falling satellites, now serves as a part of the 82nd Training Wing’s Special Missions Aircraft Armament Apprentice Course and the C-130 Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice Course.
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. – Rays of sunshine pierce through the cargo bay windows of a C-130H3 Hercules. The monotonous rumble of the engines make the plane’s flight almost peaceful. Suddenly the aircraft goes into a hard left bank. The gravity inside the aircraft seems to triple as the g-force takes effect, pinning everyone to their seats.
When the Air Force dispatches aircraft to the Asia-Pacific to monitor the atmosphere for signs of nuclear activity from North Korea, it relies on its WC-135 Constant Phoenix nuke-sniffing planes. But with only two of those in the service’s inventory, it’s possible the WC-135s might not be able to respond to every contingency.
Enter the ever-versatile C-130 Hercules, which now can be equipped with a modular kit that allows it to detect nuclear particles in the atmosphere.
Algerian television channels say eight crew members have been injured after a military aircraft overshot the runway upon landing at Biskra Airport.
Private news channels Ennahar and Dzair News are showing images of the plane, a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft, cut in half near the airport, which is 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Algiers, the capital.
The United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded its Rolls-Royce T56 Engine Depot Overhaul contract to StandardAero, allowing the company to continue its support of the USAF fleet of C-130H aircraft for an additional 8 ½ years, as an exclusive provider.
The United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded its Rolls-Royce T56 Engine Depot Overhaul contract to StandardAero, allowing the company to continue its support of the USAF fleet of C-130H aircraft for an additional 8 ½ years, as an exclusive provider. The total contract value is more than $600M and work will be performed at StandardAero’s facilities in San Antonio, Texas and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The Iraqi Air Force certified their first 7-level craftsman C-130 Hercules maintenance technicians in a ceremony, December 27, 2017.
The occasion represents a landmark in the Iraqi Air Force’s goal of achieving self-sufficiency through the development of its own skilled technical workforce. Currently they rely on C-130J contract logistics support teams to provide the same skills, at a cost of approximately $140 million per year.
The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing briefly welcomed home the Air Force's first fully-upgraded C-130H, Saturday. This aircraft is the first C-130H to receive extensive upgrades allowing the Air National Guard to remain competitive with the C-130J found primarily at active-duty wings.
During the past 18 months, this specific aircraft has been at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, receiving three separate engine-related modifications<br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">
aiming to make the legacy aircraft more efficient.
In October 2001, less than a month after the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States, U.S. and British military forces were beginning a series of airstrikes on Afghanistan. They were there because the Islamic extremist Taliban had refused to turn over Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida extremist leader who orchestrated the attacks that took almost 3,000 lives and left twice that many people wounded.
In the illustrious 94-year history of the Flying Yankees, 2017 was a year that stood out. It was a year of change but, above all, a year of achievements for the 103rd Airlift Wing.
The most significant change was the conversion to a tactical airlift mission early in the year. The unit, which had previously flown the A-10, now files the C-130.
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By Sonny · PostedPoints of Wisdom for the Day The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe ...before you start looking like a mental patient. My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations.
I'm pretty sure she was hitting on me. My 60 year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I'm worried about the 195 lbs I've gained since then. I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters.
Do they just give you a bra and say, “Here, fill this out?” The speed with which a woman says "nothing" when asked "What's wrong?" ....
... is inversely proportional to the severity of the crap storm that's coming. Denny's has a slogan, 'If it's your birthday, the meal is on us.'
If you're in Denny's and it's your birthday ... your life sucks! If I make you breakfast in bed, a simple "Thank you" is all I need ...
... not all this, "How did you get into my house" business! The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today.
Pretty sure she's going to get me something. On average, an American man will have sex two to three times a week.
Whereas, a Japanese man will have sex only one or two times a year.
This is very upsetting news to me. I had no idea I was Japanese. I can't understand why women are okay that JC Penny has an older women's clothing line named, "Sag Harbor". I think it's pretty cool how Chinese people made a language entirely out of tattoos. What is it about a car that makes people think we can't see them pick their noses? The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married ..........
Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara ....... and, of course, Opie-- all single. The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk. Money can't buy happiness but it keeps the kids in touch! R.I.P. boiling water... You will be mist.
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The birch says he cannot tell, but just then a woodpecker lands on the sapling. The birch says, 'Woodpecker, you are a tree expert. Can you tell if that is a son of a beech or a son of a birch?'
The woodpecker takes a taste of the small tree and replies, 'It is neither a son of a beech nor a son of a birch. It is, however, the best piece of ash I have ever poked my pecker into.
By Sonny · PostedQ. When is a retiree's bedtime?
A. Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch. Q. How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb?
A. Only one, but it might take all day. Q. What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
A. There is not enough time to get everything done. Q. Why don't retirees mind being called senior citizens?
A. The term comes with a 10% discount. Q. Among retirees what is considered formal attire?
A. Tied shoes. Q. Why do retirees count pennies?
A. They are the only ones who have the time. Q. What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
A. NUTS! Q. Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?
A. They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there. Q. What do retirees call a long lunch?
A. Normal Q. What is the best way to describe retirement?
A. The never-ending Coffee Break. Q. What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
A. If you cut classes, no one calls your parents. Q. Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?
A. He is too polite to tell the whole truth
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