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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. AC-130J #1 that went inverted while in OTE at Eglin (damaged beyond repair)…now ground trainer at Kirtland. Congrats to our teammates in the Simulators Division on the recent successful delivery of an Enhanced Fuselage Training Device to the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base! Working in partnership with various stakeholders, to include Lockheed Martin and Air Force Special Operations Command, the division led an effort to convert an operational MC-130J aircraft – which had sustained damage – to a training device that will provide realistic simulati
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    Hard landing caused $21 million in damage to Ramstein cargo plane, Air Force finds February 17, 2021 (by Jennifer H. Svan) - Pilot error caused $21 million in damage to an Air Force cargo plane that landed hard during a training flight at Ramstein Air Base in April, the service said following the release of an accident investigation board’s findings. http://s9.addthis.com/button0-rss.gif http://s9.addthis.com/button1-addthis.gif The C-130J Super Her
  3. L-3 Waco awarded $667 million contract by: Roland Richter Posted: Dec 1, 2020 L-3 Communications Integrated Systems of Waco with facilities at the TSTC airport has been awarded an estimated $667,877,734 contract for maintenance of C-130 aircraft. The contract describes the work as including unscheduled depot-level maintenance for C-130 H aircraft and programmed maintenance for all C-130 types, including painting for the C-130J. Work will be performed at the facility in Waco. The C-130 is a four engine turbo prop aircraft with many versions in u
  4. Air Force selects next C-130J locations Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs / Published November 25, 2020 WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force has selected Louisville Air National Guard Base, Kentucky; McLaughlin ANGB, West Virginia; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Texas; and Savannah ANGB, Georgia as the preferred locations to receive C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to replace their aging C-130Hs, pending the outcome of environmental assessments. The Air Force evaluated all C-130J candidate locations against objective criteria based on mission requirements. T
  5. Aircrew Faulted for Landing Too Fast, Destroying C-130 in Camp Taji Mishap Nov. 19, 2020 | By Brian W. Everstine A C-130H crew landed too quickly, causing the aircraft to oscillate and then overrun the runway before crashing into a concrete barrier in June at Camp Taji, Iraq, destroying the Hercules, according to an Air Force investigation. The C-130H, tail number 94-6706, assigned to the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard and flown by a crew from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, was flying a theater airlift sortie from Ali Al Salem,
  6. Originally a slick and converted at Robins under the Combat Loss Replacement (CLR) program to created the MC-130W. Then down to Eglin where CLSS from Robins converted it to a gunship (AC-130W (cut out holes for 30MM etc, added SOPGM tubes etc). Palletized 105 didn't come about until later. Not sure about dates and names...its kind of hazy...first referring to them as MC-130Ws and then to AC-130Ws...they couldn't make up their mind, heck they even updated TOs to reflect MC-130Ws and then changed to AC-130W. The article says it was converted to AC-130W in 2012 but achieved it's first k
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  14. 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
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