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Dyess AFB receives final C-130J Super Hercules

26th July 2013 - 15:58 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin has delivered the newest C-130J Super Hercules to Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) in Texas, marking Dyess as the largest C-130J operator in the world with a total of 28 aircraft.

The latest delivery is the final C-130J Super Hercules (Lockheed Martin aircraft number 5726) designated for the 317th Airlift Group. Gen Paul Selva, commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, flew the aircraft to Dyess AFB from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility in Marietta.

Lockheed Martin recently announced that 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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