Another Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules (aircraft number 5715) was ferried to the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, March 12, 2013. Maj. Gen. Richard Johnston, assistant deputy under secretary of the Air Force, international affairs, flew the aircraft to Dyess. The aircraft is part of a contract initially awarded in 2008 and amended in 2010. A former 317th Airlift Group commander, Johnston is a command pilot with more than 4,300 flying hours in eight types of aircraft including several C-130 variants. When it receives its last C-130J this year, Dyess will be the largest Super Hercules operator in the world with a fleet of 28 aircraft.
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