Cannon Commando II

Posted 28 August 2015
Photo by Andrew McMurtrie

A US Air Force crew from the 522nd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, ferried the latest MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker (Air Force serial number 13-5770) from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia, to the base near Clovis on 27 August 2015. Col. Justin Hoffman, the 27th Special Operations Group commander, was the pilot. The Commando II is used to support missions such as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration, and aerial delivery and resupply of Special Operations forces.