First And Last
15 June 2012
The last US Air Force active duty C-130E—which was also the first one—is retired at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas.
Tweak My Ride
7 March 2012
Straightforward improvements to the C-130, P-3, and C-5 such as winglets, microvanes, and other methods to reduce drag should mean big fuel savings in the future.
23 August 2011
The 757th Airlift Squadron provides a large-area aerial spray capability to control disease-carrying insects, eradicate undesirable plants, or disperse oil spills.
Meeting Of The Special Mission Minds
14 March 2011
Three Air Force Reserve Command units with atypical missions -- aerial firefighting, aerial spray, and tracking hurricanes -- meet for the first time.
Lockheed Martin Does Engines
28 February 2011
The company credited with designing, developing, and manufacturing the U-2 Dragon Lady, C-130 Hercules, C-5 Galaxy, and F-16 Fighting Falcon also maintains, repairs, overhauls, and tests the engines that power these aircraft.
18 December 2010
More than 1,800 C-130E/H and C-130J aircrew and 1,600 maintainers from the US and countries around the world are trained every year by instructors with the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas.
The Four Horsemen
11 August 2010
The story of the world's only four-engine-per-aircraft demonstration team.
Canucks Unlimited Updated
3 August 2010
Canada’s first CC-130J Super Hercules was delivered on 4 June 2010. 436 Squadron's goal is to have an aircraft and crew in theater by January 2011.
Bert’s Last Blast
23 April 2010
For nearly thirty years, almost every Blue Angels show began with the team’s C-130 Hercules support aircraft making a fiery, smoky, noisy jet-assisted takeoff.
Giving Smokey Bear A Hand
20 April 2010
In 2009, the C-130J made its debut as did the new and improved MAFFS 2 equipment, which, while specifically designed for operation with the Super Hercules, can be used on any Hercules.