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July 26, 2013

Dyess AFB receives final C-130J Super Hercules

Lockheed Martin photograph by Todd R. McQueen

The fleet is complete 

The final Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules (Lockheed Martin aircraft number 5726) designated for the 317th Airlift Group was ferried to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, July 25. Gen. Paul Selva, commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill., flew the aircraft to Dyess AFB from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility in Marietta, Ga. With the arrival of this aircraft, Dyess AFB is officially the largest C-130J Super Hercules operator in the world with a fleet of 28 aircraft. The C-130J Super Hercules worldwide fleet recently surpassed 1 million flight hours; missions flown by Dyess AFB C-130J crews and aircraft contributed to this milestone.

 




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