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  • Happy Birthday, C-130J!

    This February marks 20 years since the C-130J entered the United States Air Force and began service to our nation. As the latest iteration of the mighty Herk, with a history of 65 years providing combat airlift to joint warfighters, the J-model heralded a transformation in the way we deliver beans, bullets, and troops on time, on target. While technological advances permitted reduction of the crew complement from five to three aviators, the tactical airlift mindset long admired by our allies and feared by our adversaries remains unchanged. We remain a world-renowned team of adaptable, forward-looking, problem solvers who fully integrate into global operations. With more than 300 C-130Js delivered over the past 20 years to our Air Force, sister services, and partner nations, the ethos of Herk Nation spans the globe and gets its start right here at Little Rock Air Force Base.