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Mongo,

I think that was 561. Pictures will be good.

Do you also have pictures of the girls at the Florida Bar?

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I read today that the 189 AS at Boise closed. They delivered their 2 C130H's 91-1651 and 52 to the 180AS MO ANG. No mention of the 4 MC-130E? Stored at Boise? Back to Storage at March? Back to 711SOS?

Bob

I got an answer, Flyable storage at Boise!!

Bob

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Mongo,

I think that was 561. Pictures will be good.

Do you also have pictures of the girls at the Florida Bar?

Hey John,

the ones I do have (so far) are posted on the sons of the 7th in FB. I'll post them here too. hopefully this weekend. The Florida bar....... I can neither confirm nor deny any such knowlege of that establishment.

The other John..........

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Is that the Florida Bar in Nairobi or Mombassa that you are denying any knowledge of?

Don R.

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Wow that brings up a drunken memory...the Florida Nightclub in Mombasa, I went there in '92. That was a crazy place!

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It was Nairobi, and seems like it was called the "New Florida bar" back then.

I also tried to create an album but, it didnt work out. I'll try again after casey tells me what I screwed up on.

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What they'd LIKE to do with these 4 tails and what is going to happen remains to be seen. There is no $ against them...and with a new budget on its way I bet there won't be. My $.02...

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From Skip Davenport back on pg 1 of this string: Talon Model -- I got this link for the 7thSOS web site it looks like they also make other Herk models too.

https://www.asianimportsinc.com/prod_info.asp?ID=1344

A word to the wise, think twice before ordering a model airplane from Asian Imports. Although they make a good product, they leave a lot to be desired in straightforward dealing with the customer. They showed me pics of the finished product two weeks ago & it still hasn't shipped. Not only that, they won't tell me when it will ship. All I can get from them is doubletalk. More details when if/when I get the issue resolved.

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Hey Jeff, When you do finally get your model, I'm sure There are more than a few of us here that would like to see how it turned out. I'm pretty reluctant to order one with the example that they have on the web site.

John

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Last I heard MC-130E was going to stay around until middle of next decade. I think it's officially begin retirement in 2013 to be done by 2015, but all the briefings I'm hearing lately, they're bandying about 2016.

If MC-130J slips at all, T1 retirement will slip as well.

Don't know what 711th will do post-T1 though.

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Last I heard MC-130E was going to stay around until middle of next decade. I think it's officially begin retirement in 2013 to be done by 2015, but all the briefings I'm hearing lately, they're bandying about 2016.

If MC-130J slips at all, T1 retirement will slip as well.

Don't know what 711th will do post-T1 though.

Who is most likely to operate with the KC-130Js that AFSOC plans to buy? I don't think Duke Field has adequate space to handle as many Js as are planned, or at least being discussed.

John

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The MC-130J is going to replace the MC-130E and MC-130P. However, to my knowledge, there are no current plans for 711th to get MC-130J - when T1 retires, they will not have a plane as I understand it. The 5th is flying little planes (PC-12/U-28) as the schoolhouse & gave up their MC-130Ps.

When I say "replace", I simply mean total number of drogues available, not that any specific unit will fly them...(although it's a safe bet 9th, 17th, 67th will get them eventually)

MC-130J will be at all AFSOC bases (Kadena, Kirtland, Mildenhall, Cannon, & Hurlburt) - none at Duke, AFAIK.

But the whims of AFSOC seem to change weekly, so there's no telling.

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Latest rumor has it that there are 47 Js on order for AFSOC, but may be increased. Don't have a clue about the delivery schedule.

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The four MC-130Es that were earlier reported to be in "warm storage" at March Field, CA, and are now in storage at Boise, ID----does that mean they are now in "cold storage"?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.....

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If they were at Mt. Home, the would be in cold AND boring storage. That's why I joined the AF, to get out of the wonderfully exciting Mt. Home.

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Yes, 572 is there. (Also known as "Public Enemy")

572 still has the AMP APN-241 radar mount in place under the nose radome....

John

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We also sank one (I think it was 64-0561 or 0566) in kenya, took quite a few days to dig it out.

got a few pics I'll try to post when I get back home.

Photo by Mongo of 64-0561 in Kenya....

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Great pic of 0561. Love to see the Talon in its native colors and especially like the painted prop blades.

Any word on 0555 and company at least going back to basking in the california sun instead of cold storage?

Engine Mike.

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