Georgia On Its Mind
The first Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II to be assigned to Air Combat Command’s 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was ferried July 19 from the company’s Aeronautics facility located in Marietta, Ga. Maj. Gen. H. D. Polumbo, Jr., commander, Ninth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., flew the Super Hercules (Lockheed Martin aircraft serial number 5725) to Moody AFB. The Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II is the U.S. Air Force’s only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform and is flown by ACC and Air Education and Training Command. This C-130J variant, which replaces existing HC-130P/N aircraft, specializes in tactical profiles and avoiding detection to support recovery operations in austere environments. This HC-130J is one of six Super Hercules on contract designated for assignment at Mood AFB.