Helmand Rock Stars
12 December 2012
Since Harvest HAWK's combat debut in Afghanistan in 2010, Marine crews flying this specially configured KC-130J have been very busy.
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 equate to big fuel savings.
4 November 2011
The US Air Force’s newest training squadron is the graduate school for personnel recovery and special operations aircraft crews.
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.