Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, depart their home station in a C-130H Hercules, Feb. 22, 2021. 164th Airlift Squadron and 179th Maintenance Group will be flying and maintaining the C-130H aircraft in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, depart their home station in a C-130H Hercules, Feb. 22, 2021. 164th Airlift Squadron and 179th Maintenance Group will be flying and maintaining the C-130H aircraft in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, depart their home station in a C-130H Hercules, Feb. 21, 2021. 164th Airlift Squadron and 179th Maintenance Group will be flying and maintaining the C-130H aircraft in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, depart their home station in a C-130H Hercules, Feb. 21, 2021. 164th Airlift Squadron and 179th Maintenance Group will be flying and maintaining the C-130H aircraft in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, depart their home station in a C-130H Hercules, Feb. 21, 2021. 164th Airlift Squadron and 179th Maintenance Group will be flying and maintaining the C-130H aircraft in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Airmen don Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear as part of a readiness exercise, Sep. 26, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The mission readiness exercise is designed to familiarize performing all aspects supporting the C-130 mission despite degraded environments such as a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) strikes. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)
The NASA Super Guppy unloads the Orion space capsule using a 60k loader with assistance from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Nov. 24, 2019.
Airmen prepare a 60k loader for the NASA Super Guppy as it prepares to unload the Orion Space Project with assistance from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Nov. 24, 2019. The 179th Airlift Wing is assisting the NASA Super Guppy in transporting parts of the Orion Space Project to Mansfield where it can be transported by truck to the Glenn Research Center in Sandusky, Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
The NASA Super Guppy arrives following the lead of a C-130H Hercules from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Nov. 24, 2019. The 179th Airlift Wing is assisting the NASA Super Guppy in transporting parts of the Orion Space Project to Mansfield where it can be transported by truck to the Glenn Research Center in Sandusky, Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
A C-130H Hercules from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, sits on the flight line during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade) see more images: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5779760/179th-aw-increases-interoperability-through-saber-junction-2019
The sun rises over a flightline of C-130H Hercules in the early morning at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, as maintainers prepare the aircraft for daily operations, Sept. 25, 2019. The 179th AIrlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
The sun rises over a flightline of C-130H Hercules in the early morning at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, as maintainers prepare the aircraft for daily operations, Sept. 25, 2019. The 179th AIrlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
The sun rises over a flightline of C-130H Hercules in the early morning at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, as maintainers prepare the aircraft for daily operations, Sept. 25, 2019. The 179th AIrlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood) see more images: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5789989/maintaining-mission
Lt. Col. Jeff Capretto, pilot with the 164th Airlift Squadron at the 179th Airlift Wing, is joined by fellow members, family and friends at his fini flight and retirement ceremony held Oct. 6, 2019, at the 164th Airlift Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio. A fini flight is a military aviation tradition which marks a pilots final flight with a unit. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by A1C Alexis Wade) See more images: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5818838/164th-airlift-squadron-conducts-retirement-ceremony
Aircrew assigned to the 164th Airlift Squadron with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, meet with local leaders while participating in the air show "Festa al Cel" Sept. 21-22, 2019, at Lleida-Alguaire Airport, Spain. This visit marked the first in 13 years that the U.S. Air Force has been in Spain. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade) See more images: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5780030/179th-aw-participates-spains-festa-al-cel-2019
Lt. Col. Jeff Capretto, pilot with the 164th Airlift Squadron at the 179th Airlift Wing, is joined by fellow members, family and friends at his fini flight and retirement ceremony held Oct. 6, 2019, at the 164th Airlift Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio. A fini flight is a military aviation tradition which marks a pilots final flight with a unit. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by A1C Alexis Wade) See more images: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5818838/164th-airlift-squadron-conducts-retirement-ceremony
Lt. Col. Jeff Capretto, pilot with the 164th Airlift Squadron at the 179th Airlift Wing, is joined by fellow members, family and friends at his fini flight and retirement ceremony held Oct. 6, 2019, at the 164th Airlift Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio. A fini flight is a military aviation tradition which marks a pilots final flight with a unit. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by A1C Alexis Wade) See more images: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5818838/164th-airlift-squadron-conducts-retirement-ceremony
Aimen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct post-flight operations during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Aimen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct post-flight operations during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Aimen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct post-flight operations during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, sits on the flight line during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade prepare for an air drop during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade prepare for an air drop during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Technical Sgt. Spencer Magers, maintainer from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conducts post-flight operations during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint environment and to promote interoperability with allies and partner nations.
Technical Sgt. Spencer Magers, maintainer from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conducts post-flight operations during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint environment and to promote interoperability with allies and partner nations.
A C-130H Hercules passes over Airmen and their families as they participate in a variety of activities as part of a "Family Day" event, Sept. 14, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness Program hosted the event with support from multiple community organizations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Col. Darren Hamilton, 164th Operations Group Commander assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, flies the C-130H Hercules during an Aeromedical Evacuation Exercise as a part of the Silver Arrow Mission in collaboration with the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13-14, 2019, from Ramstein Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain. Silver Arrow provides an augmenting force to increase tactical airlift capacity to U.S. Air Forces in Europe while improving the interoperability with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, conduct an Aeromedical Evacuation Exercise as a part of the Silver Arrow Mission in collaboration with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Sept. 13-14, 2019, from Ramstein Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain. Silver Arrow provides an augmenting force to increase tactical airlift capacity to U.S. Air Forces in Europe while improving the interoperability with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, conduct an Aeromedical Evacuation Exercise as a part of the Silver Arrow Mission in collaboration with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Sept. 13-14, 2019, from Ramstein Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain. Silver Arrow provides an augmenting force to increase tactical airlift capacity to U.S. Air Forces in Europe while improving the interoperability with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, performs Sept. 1, 2019, at the Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland National Air Show is one of the oldest and most established annual air shows in the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, performs Sept. 1, 2019, at the Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland National Air Show is one of the oldest and most established annual air shows in the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, performs Sept. 1, 2019, at the Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland National Air Show is one of the oldest and most established annual air shows in the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
A U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules is photographed through a lens ball on the flight line Sept. 13, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
A C-130H2 from the 179th Airlift Wing recieves a new paint job July 31, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. This C-130H2 Hercules is designated as the commanders aircraft, given distinctive color markings. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Shepherd)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct aircraft maintenance on the C-130H Hercules May 15, 2019. Maintainers conduct regular inspections of the aircraft in order to maintain mission readiness with ready Airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct maintenance on the engines of a C-130H Hercules May 15, 2019. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Lt Col. Jeffrey C. Siwik, chief pilot from the 164th Airlift Squadron, celebrates his "fini flight" with the 179th Airlift Wing April 3, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The fini flight is a time-honored military aviation tradition marking the last flight of an aicrew member's time with a unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct aircraft maintenance on the C-130H Hercules May 15, 2019. Maintainers conduct regular inspections of the aircraft in order to maintain mission readiness with ready Airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules sits on the flightline March 09, 2019 at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, wash a C-130H Hercules, Mar. 14, 2019. The aircraft known as the "Jolly Roger" returned last week from flying over 500 hours in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Staff Sgt. Greggory Stanley, a maintainer at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, hooks chains from anchors in the concrete while working on the landing gear of a C-130H Hercules, Jan. 25, 2019. The C-130 is from the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard, stationed at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, return to their home station in a C-130H Hercules, Mar. 7, 2019. Deployed aircrews completed over 49,000 bundles dropped, 16,500 passengers safely delivered and 3200 hours flown in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Lt. Col. Robert "Zippy" Dunlap is greeted by fellow airmen, friends and family as he finishes his final flight on the C-130H Hercules at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Dec. 13, 2018. The long standing tradition amongst parting aircrew on their final flight is to spray them with water and champagne in celebration of their flying service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Tech. Sgt. Joseph C. Sabo, Maintainer from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, cleans the windows on the C-130H Hercules August 30, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Maintainers perform routine operations on the aircraft to ensure mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group perform daily operations on the C-130H Hercules on the flightline August 16, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Airmen perform daily aircraft maintenance in order to ensure mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amn Alexis Wade)
Senior Airman Brandon M. Acks, Crew Chief assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, refills the C-130H Hercules with liquid oxygen (LOX) August 30, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The C-130H Hercules holds 24 liters of LOX and is used to ensure air crew have oxygen when flying at high altitudes. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group prepare the C-130H Hercules by completing routine operations August 30, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Routine operations performed on the C-130H Hercules ensures that the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group prepare the C-130H Hercules by completing routine operations August 30, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Routine operations performed on the C-130H Hercules ensures that the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group perform daily operations on the C-130H Hercules on the flightline August 16, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Airmen perform daily aircraft maintenance in order to ensure mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amn Alexis Wade)
Airmen guide a C-130H Hercules into the hangar to begin an isochronal inspection of the recently acquired aircraft, Feb. 08, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Tail 666 was recently transferred from Yakota Airbase, Japan, and will receive the Mansfield tail markings during the ISO process which is an extensive evaluation of the entire aircraft to ensure proper functionality and mission readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Staff Sgt. Brice Patterson inspects the auxiliary power unit as Airmen work on the C-130H Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Maintenance Group is performing a full inspection of the recently acquired aircraft from Yokota Air Base, Japan, an aircraft historically known throughout the U.S. Air Force as "Damien" for its unique tail numbers of 666. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Tech. Sgt. Anthony Boscia and Tech. Sgt. Thomas Cika, Electrical and Enviromental sytems technicians, work on the brake systems of a C-130H Hercules during a snow storm, Feb. 07, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing maintenance group regularly inspects all aspects of their aircraft to maintain mission readiness with ready airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Master Sgt. Jason Amert instructs Airman First Class Austin Carpenter how to safely refill the C-130H Hercules with liquid oxygen during a snow storm, Feb. 07, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. LOX - shorthand for liquid oxygen - is used by the Air Force to provide breathing oxygen for pilots, and is 300 degrees below zero in liquid form. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Airmen start their day working on the C-130H Hercules during a snow storm, Feb. 07, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing maintenance group regularly inspects all aspects of their aircraft to maintain mission readiness with ready airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
The elevator panel on the tail of a C-130H Hercules is re-attached after repairs on Jan. 5, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing maintenance group regularly inspects all aspects of their aircraft to maintain mission readiness with ready airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Airmen operate a deicing truck to remove ice and snow from the C-130H Hercules during bitter cold temperatures Jan. 16, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing maintenance group regularly inspects all aspects of their aircraft to maintain mission readiness with ready airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Airmen operate a deicing truck to remove ice and snow from the C-130H Hercules during bitter cold temperatures Jan. 16, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing maintenance group regularly inspects all aspects of their aircraft to maintain mission readiness with ready airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
A third newly upgraded C-130H2 Hercules, tail 79287, arrives, Aug. 8, 2019, and is now assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. These aircraft were recently upgraded at Dyess AFB, TX. and arrived with Electronic Propeller Control Systems (EPCS), ensuring they meet requirements for incorporating modular blade technology (NP2000), an upgrade that would give them eight bladed propellers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
A third newly upgraded C-130H2 Hercules, tail 79287, arrives, Aug. 8, 2019, and is now assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. These aircraft were recently upgraded at Dyess AFB, TX. and arrived with Electronic Propeller Control Systems (EPCS), ensuring they meet requirements for incorporating modular blade technology (NP2000), an upgrade that would give them eight bladed propellers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
A third newly upgraded C-130H2 Hercules, tail 79287, arrives, Aug. 8, 2019, and is now assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. These aircraft were recently upgraded at Dyess AFB, TX. and arrived with Electronic Propeller Control Systems (EPCS), ensuring they meet requirements for incorporating modular blade technology (NP2000), an upgrade that would give them eight bladed propellers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Major Ronald Barr, Pilot from the 164th Airlift Squadron, flies the C-130H Hercules April 10, 2019, at Pope Army Airfield, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Members from 164th Airlift Squadron participated in training air drops to include personnel drops with the 82nd Airborne Division. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules is photographed April 10, 2019, at Pope Army Airfield, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Members from the 164th Airlift Squadron participated in training air drops to include personnel drops with the 82nd Airborne Division. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Staff Sgt. Kaitlyn Mueller, loadmaster with the 164th Airlift Squadron, conducts in-flight operations April 11, 2019, at Pope Army Airfield, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Members from 164th Airlift Squadron participated in training air drops to include personnel drops with the 82nd Airborne Division. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Staff Sgt. Zack Caudill, loadmaster with the 164th Airlift Squadron, conducts pre-flight inspections April 11, 2019, at Pope Army Airfield, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Members from 164th Airlift Squadron participated in training air drops to include personnel drops with the 82nd Airborne Division. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)

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