Commando II No. 13

Posted 20 December 2012
Photo by Todd R. McQueen

The thirteenth MC-130J Commando II Special Operations airlifter was delivered from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia, to the 522nd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, on 20 December 2012. The aircraft (Air Force serial number 09-5711) is one of twenty-seven MC-130Js currently on order for US Air Force Special Operations Command. The Commando II is flown on in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration, aerial delivery, and resupply of special operations forces missions. MC-130Js are also based at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.