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  • core_pfield_12
    Schertz, TX
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  1. Bob, looks like it's a Field Operations Trainer (FOT), produced by a company named Nebula Group, USA. They have a Facebook page with photos and stories of the many locations of their FOTs, I couldn't see a tail number though of the this particular plane before modification.
  2. In my search for photos, I came across a two websites with quite a few Herk photos, all years and models: http://www.aviationphotocompany.com/p392037361/h63E4281B#h7d05bbda -- 405 photos here http://www.fencecheck.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=179&t=23191&sid=74b7c29f4207468695dad8f413fdc926 And this website with a ton of information involving all things C-130s: http://www.uswarplanes.net/c130.html
  3. Bob, the 48th deactivated on 1 October and the 62d is now the sole C-130J FTU at LR. There are no other AETC flying units on the J side and as you mentioned, the 154 TRS (ANG) still has the H model FTU mission. I believe it's the 327 AS (913 AG) that is the AFRC C-130J unit there.
  4. Here's a wealth of information on all things tail codes: http://www.c-130.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=51257&p=348377
  5. AMC has released their investigation results: http://www.amc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123472467&source=GovD#.VxFc2-ermMU.facebook Full AIB reports located on the right side: http://www.amc.af.mil/mediacenter.asp
  6. I am sure this has something to do with the USAF's fuel savings initiatives but a lot more to LM's ability to market the Civilian L100-J as "more efficient" and ultimately worth the price the end user will eventually be paying. And also, it's another way to tell that there definitely no flight engineers on board.
  7. Here's another picture from Flightaware from a few days ago: https://flightaware.com/photos/view/137268-4b9658b8bdb25d8b25d1677ef6bda7022484331f/staffpicksmonth/sort/date/page/1
  8. I thought I remember hearing that the H2.5 added the flush toilet. I am certain there may be other mods as well but that's the one I remember.
  9. Bob, are these the three that went to Patrick?
  10. What info are you looking for exactly?
  11. I would contact the Public Affairs office of the C-130 base nearest the location of the flyover. Most flyovers have been cancelled due to the sequestration and other cost saving measures. I will do some more searching for official AF guidance. Let me know if I can get you any phone numbers you may need.
  12. I am going to guess he/she is stationed at Little Rock. I think most of the planes going to MT and CT are former LR H-1s and they may be doing the tail flashes at LR prior to delivery.
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    The uniform is called the MultiCam or the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP). I wore them for my last deployment and it was quite nice to be able to remove the top. It's helps in the summer in A-Stan and the rules are the same as the one piece. The difference between the ground and flight version is the addition of the knife pocket and you do not blouse your pants over your boots. They are mainly only worn while deployed, although some CCT/PJ type folks will wear them during training. I am not sure if we will ever switch to these as our main uniform, the current ABU is not too popular. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MultiCam
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    Are you talking about or Obama or George W. Bush? All you have to do is Google "George W. Bush Substance abuse" and you will see that he had the same demons in his closet as the current president. I am not a big fan of politicians in general but if you call one man out you have to know the others were just as guilty and we trusted them just the same.
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    I think many people will have an issue because of the current president, an example being the Sheriff in SC who is making the news for not wanting to comply. President Bush ordered the Nation's Flags flown at half staff in 2005 when Pope John Paul II passed away, how many people had a issue with his decision back then?
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