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    Started out at Pope 86-90, then on to Yokota from 90-94, McGuire 94-97, Osan 97-98, then to Kadena (18 WG) 98-04, Edwards 04-06 then to Robins (06-present) in the AF Corrosion Prgm Office
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  1. By Staff Sgt. Luke Kitterman, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs / Published October 22, 2020 The 16th Aircraft Maintenance Unit said farewell to one of its AC-130W Stinger II gunships as it took its final flight from Cannon Oct. 19, 2020, before permanently retiring from air operations. Officially labeled as Tail No. 1303, the aircraft was received from the Lockheed-Martin factory June 6, 1989, with the original nickname of ‘City of Hurricane.’ Since that time, but before becoming part of the gunship arsenal, Tail No. 1303 served in numerous, varying mission se
  2. There has been a few more changes published since then...I believe they are on Change 62, dated Aug 2020. However, I'm not at liberty to distribute manuals...sorry.
  3. Update on Military Plane that made Emergency Landing in Thermal Taylor Martinez October 13, 2020 11:00 AM Update: The C-130 Military cargo plane has been moved to the Jacqueline Cochran Airport in Thermal. NBC Palm Springs viewer Steve Randall shared these photos with us.
  4. Marshall's wins historic USMC service contract October 1, 2020 (by Oliver Drury) - Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (MADG) has won a ten-year multi-million dollar contract with the US Marine Corps to provide depot-level maintenance to its 66-strong fleet of KC-130J tanker aircraft deployed worldwide. The contract, one of the biggest in the company’s history, enables MADG to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repair and overhaul (MR
  5. Marine F-35B Crashes After Collision With KC-130 Over California; All Aircrew Recovered Safely By: Sam LaGrone September 29, 2020 9:34 PM • Updated: September 29, 2020 11:03 PM A Marine F-35B aircraft has crashed near Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., following an air collision with a KC-130J, defense officials confirmed to USNI News. At approximately 4 p.m. local time, “it was reported that an F-35B made contact with a KC-130J during an air-to-air refueling evolution, resulting in the crash of the F-35B. The pilot of the F-35B ejected successfully and is curr
  6. FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, PA, UNITED STATES 09.14.2020 Members of the 193rd Special Operations Wing move an EC-130E "Commando Solo" static display to a new location at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., on Sept. 14, 2020. The aircraft, which has been on display since 2006, was moved to make way for a future construction project. This aircraft began its service in 1963, and the 193rd SOW used it to conduct airborne psychological operations missions from 1979 to 2006.
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    I would think if they are telling to turn it off to avoid cracking, then you would leave it off if it were cracked. Can always submit a TAR/-107 for clear guidance.
  8. C-130 “Hulk” demolished after 40 years at Hanscom By Lauren Russell, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs / Published September 17, 2020 HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The 66th Logistic Readiness Squadron oversaw the demolition of the static C-130 Hercules “Hulk” here Sept. 15. The 94-and-a-half-foot long airframe has been at Hanscom since 1982, and served as grounds for the 57th and 85th Aerial Port Squadrons cargo loading and offloading training. After the 85 APS deactivated in 2009, “Hulk” was left behind. “It’s been nothing more than a r
  9. Acft 74-1660, LM # 4592
  10. Connecticut State Police troopers escorted a military aircraft across Connecticut roads Friday, attracting an audience along the way. Police posted photos of the plane, a U.S. Air Force C-130 transport aircraft, on its Facebook page Saturday. It was loaded onto a tractor trailer in CT, where troopers escorted the heavy cargo to the Rhode Island border. The plane is headed to New Hampshire, according to the State Police Facebook post. "Many people were surprised to see this plane traveling along the interstate and through Bethel, Thomaston and other towns," police wrote in the po
  11. The L3Harris Technologies plant in Waco has won a contract to maintain up to four U.S. Navy and Marine Corps KC-130 aircraft used in air-to-air refueling, though impact of the work on employment levels was not announced. The sprawling facility at Texas State Technical College airport long has engaged in depot-level maintenance of C-130 military aircraft. But this contract is the first under a new “U.S. Navy acquisition initiative,” according to a press release from L3Harris spokesperson Lance Martin. The initiative could mean even more work for L3Harris locally, Martin said. Call
  12. US Air Force gets colour TV upgrade for Litening targeting pods By Garrett Reim9 July 2020 The US Air Force (USAF) has placed an initial order for colour video feed upgrades to some of its Northrop Grumman Litening targeting pods. The number of targeting pods to receive upgrades and the value of the contract were not disclosed in Northrop’s 7 July announcement. Source: Northrop Grumman Litening pod footage after colour TV upgrade Litening targeting pods are used by fixed-wing combat aircraft to detect, acquire, automatically track and identify
  13. The ex-Royal Air Force C-130J is presently in the United Kingdom undergoing final checks. By Joseph TrevithickJune 30, 2020 USN The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels have finally given us our first full look at the ex-Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules that will take on the role of Fat Albert. The flight demonstration team teased the arrival of this aircraft and its new paint scheme, which will replace the already retired C-130T that they had previously used as their squadron transport and in their performances, earlier this year. The Blue Angels released the picture o
  14. The Air Force's last AC-130U gunship, named 'Big Daddy,' made history before a flight this month Airman 1st Class Hailey Ziegler, US Air Force Jun 29, 2020, 9:44 AM The last AC-130U Spooky gunship to retire, aircraft 0128, also known as "Big Daddy," on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Florida, June 26, 2020. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Hailey M. Ziegler An AC-130U Spooky gunship named "Big Daddy" made history by being the first Spooky to ever receive a black letter initial on its status page before a flight. A black letter means the aircraft ha
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