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Final C-130J arrives in Dyess Air Force Base


C-130J Super Hercules. Lockheed Martin photo by Todd R. McQueen

MARIETTA, GEORGIA (BNS): The final Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules designated for the 317th Airlift Group has been ferried to Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas.

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. Gen. Paul Selva, commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill., flew the aircraft to Dyess AFB from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility here.

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.

The Super Hercules combines the latest in aerospace technology with a rugged airframe design, resulting in an aircraft that gives an operator more capability with greater operational efficiency.

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